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Preparations for Lambing

By Sarah Schartz

Winter is finallly here and it's time to get ready for lambs.

Nine Turkey Facts You Might Not Know

By Jennifer Sartell

Here is a list of turkey facts that may astound you and hopefully inspire you to raise some of your own. 

Easy Chicken Recipes for Any Time, Any Occasion

By Jean Teller

A number of easy chicken recipes answer the question of what to serve for dinner. 

Bacon 'n Eggs

By Diane Donovan

Which came first, the Eggs or the Bacon? Livestock namin' isn't above a little whimsical reflection. I aim to 'keep it real' should I ever enter the wild and woolly world of 4H...


When Your Goat Is In Labor

By Milk Maid

What to watch for when your goat is in labor, the normal delivery of a baby goat.

How to Create a Chicken Dust Bath for Winter Bathing

By Victoria Gazeley

If your chickens can't free range, and the ground is muddy or frozen, here's how to create a chicken dust bath to keep your chickens healthy and happy.

Farmstead Chicken Breeds

By Harvey Ussery and Robert Plamondon

Learn all you need to know about meat and laying chicken breeds for the farmstead, including Marans, Old English Game fowl, Buff Orpingtons and Wyandottes.

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