Livestock & Animals – Eco Snippets

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Creating New No Till Garden Beds Using Chickens…

If you think keeping a few chickens around in your backyard (or on the homestead) are only useful for providing you with fresh eggs, then think again. They can also be put to work in the garden so you don’t have to work as hard and so they help earn their keep too! And don’t […]

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Designing & Refining A Chicken Composting System…

The short series of videos below shows one mans mission to design a unique chicken composting system. With this operation they keep 60 hens, which they’re able to keep healthy and happy and they spend almost no money to raise them. Not only do they get fresh eggs every day, they also get a ton […]

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Are Backyard Chickens Really Worth It?

About six months ago we decided that we were ready to buy some chickens and dive into animal husbandry in our backyard. While my wife and I had discussed this idea in the past we had always dismissed it since we live in a small suburban community. Although we are not in a big city […]

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Goats Eat Weeds – Using Goats For Vegetation Management…

Many cattle producers spend a large amount of money each year to control undesired plants (weeds and brush). Producers incur the primary cost by purchasing herbicides and hiring equipment and operators to clear brush and reclaim lands that have become unable to support cattle at an acceptable production level. In order for today’s producers to […]

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Becoming A Backyard Beekeeper…

You add a dollop of honey to your tea, spread it on toast, and drizzle it on ice cream. What if you could have an unlimited supply of this golden elixir? Instead of buying honey at the store, consider starting a beehive and keeping a honey-producing colony in your backyard. Beekeeping is becoming more popular. […]

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O’Naturel – 250 Pastured Laying Hens In The French Pyrenees…

Bart Saelen and his wife Maryann own and run O’Naturel farm, a small-scale agricultural business centered around 250 laying hens that produce about 200 eggs/day. They follow a model of rotational grazing pioneered by U.S. farmer Joel Salatin and which is also used by Richard Perkins of Ridgedale Permaculture in Sweden. They originally moved the […]

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How To Start Your Own 1-Acre, Self-Sustaining Homestead…

Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. Your 1-acre homestead can be divided into land for raising livestock and a garden for raising fruits, vegetables, plus some grain and forage crops… Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient homestead, and it’s unlikely that any two […]

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