Overgrazing can be a concern, especially for small farms with limited grazing areas. Here’s what you need to promote regrowth through rotation.
Pigs need less predator protection than other livestock, but they need to avoid the sun. This shelter system provides important shade when the sun is high and hot.
Breeding programs expand the Valais Blacknose, whose wool is good for carpets, bedding and felting, beyond its native Switzerland. The breed of sheep is ideal for small farms.
What and how to feed chickens varies with a bird’s age, the season and type of chicken. Here are basic items to consider for your flock’s feeding system.
Our Black Orpington’s lame foot was caused by more than just stepping on something sharp. Here’s how we dealt with bumblefoot, the crippling poultry condition.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.
We were spared major damage in Hurricane Florence, but the storm showed us what livestock farmers should expect in a natural disaster. Here’s how to prepare.
Mice are a fact of life when you have chickens, but you can do many things to discourage their presence. Here’s what to look for and do.
If you have farm animals, euthanasia will probably come up at some point. Here’s what to consider before the difficult decision presents itself.
Are you concerned that your flock’s eggs might contain Salmonella? I sought expert sources for safety guidelines and facts about farm vs. store-bought eggs.