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Water Those Chickens & Give Those Rabbits A Home

“Unfortunately where we currently live, we cannot have chickens. Darn zoning! Someday, someday. But…. my mother in law can and already has chickens! I stumbled upon a few different ways to make homemade waterers for chickens. These are great for a couple of reasons: The water is kept up off the floor, which give your […]

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Raising Rabbits For Urban Survival

“Raising Rabbits. Living in an urban area has a few disadvantages, specifically a lack of space. Rabbits make a superb source of lean meat that can easily produce in any setting. They are quiet, fairly odorless when kept clean, prolific and can be quite complementary to a survival situation. Not only do they produce healthy lean […]

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A Goat’s Barn Made From Wood Pallets

“We have a couple of buildings in the plans here at our new homestead and first up was for our existing goats. Currently there are 5 and our 2 girls are *hopefully* expecting. Eventually this will belong to the boys of the farm- our Buck, Thor, and our 2 wethers Scooter and Scout. So here’s […]

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Aquaponics – Domesticating Duckweed

“Duckweed MAY be the food of the future. There is no doubt about that. Grown under ideal conditions, duckweed ranges between 25% and 45% protein and doubles its growth every 36 hours, and OUR TILAPIA love to eat it. We do not profess to be experts at growing farm-raised duckweed to feed our fish. In […]

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Aquaponics Explained: Feeding Your Fish

“In an aquaponics system the fish feed is the main input. The quality of feed you select not only determines the health of your fish, but also considerably affects the health of your plants.  The old adage “GIGO” or “Garbage In Garbage Out” definitely applies to the role of fish feed in aquaponics! In this […]

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Frugal Husbandry: Take Your Chicken Dollar Further

“I have no idea what I’ve spent on my chickens at this point. I am positive that it has been a losing venture, but I undertook chicken-tending as a hobby and not a business.  However, I am soon moving, and my chicken infrastructure will begin again from scratch. It is an opportunity to rethink my […]

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6 Steps To A Naturally Flea & Tick Free Dog

“Fleas and Ticks are one of the biggest complaints of dog owners… especially if you are taking a natural approach instead of the toxic, potentially deadly chemical insecticides. Buy implementing these 6 things into your dog’s routine, you can enjoy a summer free of scratching and biting!” More Details Here

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Learn How To Trim Your Goat’s Hooves!

“Fat boys? Sandals? Wedges? Our summer foot wear can change with our mood, but goats require consistent, well-trimmed hooves to remain healthy, as well as fashionable. Hoof trimming is a basic goat husbandry skill. Whether you own a commercial dairy or a couple of 4-H meat goats, proper and timely hoof trimming is vital. Hoof […]

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How I Use Herbs To Maintain A Healthy Goat Herd

“It’s no secret that I love my goats. I never would have dreamed I’d one day list “goat” as my favorite animal, but now I do, without hesitation or shame. I fell in love with them on the day we went to pick out our first two, a lactating doe and a five-month-old doeling, and […]

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Clever Tunnel System Makes Chickens Do Your Gardening For You

We’ve already seen how one farmer trains her chickens to eat slugs, and the internet is full of examples of chicken tractors – portable coops that can be moved to allow hens to till, fertilize, and weed a plot while providing pest control in the process. But one Australian permaculturist has taken this idea to […]

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