Animals

Advice and resources for beekeeping, livestock, pets, poultry, and wildlife.

Homemade Suet Blocks for your Chickens or the Wild Birds

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Suet blocks are easy to make, use up leftover grease and will be enjoyed by your chickens as well as the wild birds on cold winter days.


Backyard Chickens: Breed Selection and DIY Brooder Box

By Paul Gardener

Here are several considerations for backyard chickens, including how to find the right breed and a DIY brooder box.


How to Make a Fridge Smoker

By Meg with Modern Roots

We took an old metal 50's fridge and turned it into a large smoker. Now we can smoke our home grown meats for less!


Winter with Chickens: To Heat or Not Heat the Coop

By Melissa Caughey

Heating the chicken coop during the winter is controversial to say the least. Here are 10 ways to help keep your flock comfortable in freezing temperatures without ever turning on a heat lamp.


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Self-Sufficiency With a Dairy Goat

By Robin Mather

From Nubian to LaManacha: learn what to consider when selecting a dairy goat breed and how to get top-quality goat milk.


Not The Mama, But I’m Now The Mama

By Keba M Hitzeman

Sometimes, mamas don’t want to let their young nurse. That’s when I step in to be the bottle mama.


Learn to Turn Natural Fibers into Yarn

By Maggie Howe

Start off learning how to use a drop spindle first, then graduate to a spinning wheel when learning to turn natural fibers into yarn.


Electric Fencing Basics

Rebekah and Andrew Sell

With livestock, adding a slight shock with electric fencing might be the best way to go.



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