It’s only December, but it’s really cold in the Ozarks this winter. Our water buckets keep freezing and that worries Mom a lot. That’s because us bucks and rams and wethers need to drink plenty of water year-round. Not drinking enough can lead to a deadly condition called urinary calculi.
Mom wrote an article about raising ultra-rare chickens that you will be able to read in the March/April 2011 issue of Hobby Farms. To do it she talked to Marjorie Bender of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, who told her all about the ethics of raising rare breeds.