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

Free-Ranging Solution Against Predators for Backyard Chickens

By Melissa Caughey

Do you free range your chickens? Are you nervous about predators? Why not try supervised free-ranging? This successful technique allows your chickens the opportunity to free-range under your watch.

Possums and Foxes and Bears...Oh My!

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

One of the most challenging aspects of raising backyard flocks is keeping them safe from predators. A secure run and coop goes a long way, but being able to identify the specific type of predator can also help a chicken keeper battle the threat.

Teaching a Dairy Cow Not To Kick

By Milk Maid

A simple way to stop a cow from kicking when you milk her.

Discovering Your Backyard Bugs

By Judy Burris and Wayne Richards

Uncover amazing butterflies, moths, spiders, dragonflies and other insects just beyond your back door.


Small animals on the back roads

By Minnie Hatz

Small animals as well are larger ones can be on the backroads both day and night. Watch for wildlife at the roadside to avoid collisions with animals.

Anatomy of an Egg

By Lisa - Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl

Eggs contain every nutrient necessary for life except Vitamin C. Read more about the amazing egg.

An Unexpected Homesteading Skill

By Heather Jackson

Roping comes in handy when the goats get out.

Choosing the Right Chicken and Duck Breeds

By Carol Deppe

From laying birds to meat birds to dual-purpose breeds, there are many options for a small flock. 

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