Livestock and wildlife from rural America
Discover defense mechanisms your livestock and wildlife use to fend for themselves.

Treating Intestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants
Dr. Shirron LeShure, PhD., of Ohio State University found fruit byproducts may be useful in fighting internal parasites in small ruminant livestock.
Guinea Fowl Parents
Raising Guinea Fowl on Your Farm
Guinea Fowl make a great addition to your livestock. Raising them on your farm or homestead can help keep gardens tidy and bug free.
Brooder Light
How Long to Keep a Brooder Lamp on Baby Chicks
Hank Will, Editor-in-chief of GRIT Magazine, answers the reader submitted question, “How long should I keep a heat lamp on my chicks in the brooder?”

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Animals

Green Tips Cleaning Chicken Coop

What to Feed Chickens in Winter

Keep your chickens healthy all through winter with plenty of fresh greens and herbs on hand.


Integrating New Birds


Nancy AddieThe animals in Nancy's life bring plenty of character to Addie Acres.

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