Farm Animals & Livestock
Why Are Native Pollinators Important And What Farmers Can Do To Protect Them
This article is about the importance of native pollinators and how they are disappearing. It also explains why it is imperative to preserve these animals and what we can do to protect them.
5 Signs to Male and Female Identification Chicks And How to Remove External Warms in Hatching Hens
These article explains 5 Signs to Male and Female Identification Chicks And How to Remove External Warms in Hatching Hens
How Animals in Our Lives Could be Affecting Our Mental Health
It’s well known that animals can bring happiness and enjoyment to our lives, but they may also be doing more than we realize in terms of the state of our mental health.
My First Farm Fresh Eggs
I knew it had to be on its way. I just had a feeling. But I didn't know when the moment would strike. Then I woke up one day, and I just knew. I ran outside, opened up the nesting boxes and... BAM!!! A beautiful green egg from none other than our beautiful Penelope sat there before me.
Chickens in Our Garden: Building a Coop, Sourcing Chickens, Looking After Them and Encouraging them to Lay
Having chickens in the garden is great. Apart from providing eggs, they are a source of interest and fun. Find out how to construct a coop, how to look after the hens and see how we've got on!
Benefits of Natural Honey Enterprises – Beekeeping for Profitable and Diversified Farming
Honey is a natural medicine and nutritional food for infants and adults. It provides occupation and livelihood income from farming and entrepreneurship. Apiculture and stingless beekeeping based industries have a promising future for environmentally conscious communities of farmers.
Profitable Enterprise Models of Indigenous Cows
Cow based value chain of natural farming and Bos indicus including butter, ghee, bhasma, gorochan and panchagavya are forming a segment of the business. This futuristic enterprise having traditional and Vedic importance is also based on biodynamics and probiotics with promising business prospects.
Azolla Plants - a Natural Nutrient Supply for the Cows
Azolla or duckweed has the symbiotic cyanobacterial association for nitrogen. It is highly proteinaceous fodder for milk yielding cows. Balanced nutrition is essential for the health of cows and maintaining the quality of milk. Azolla cultivation is economic and an asset of the dairy farm.
Raising Earthworms as Livestock
This article will walk you through the steps of raising earthworms. First you will learn how and where to house them. Then you will learn how to feed them. And finally, you will learn how to harvest worms, and nutrient rich castings and casting tea to use on your own garden or homestead or to sell.
Farm-Based Education Lesson: Beef Cattle vs. Dairy Cattle
This is one of the farm-based education lessons from my Ellison Family Farm curriculum of agriculture-based lessons.
Agritourism and Farm-Based Education for Farm Income
Here is how we are using agritourism and farm-based education to supplement income on our family farm.
Best Types of Hay for Bunny Rabbits to Keep Them Healthy
Rabbits need to eat hay every day. Hay keeps their digestive system in good condition. They can eat any types of hay but it needs to be hay that is free from any type of pesticides. Hay needs to account for 80% of a rabbits diet. Rabbits need a daily supply of fresh hay.
How Do Honey Bees Fly and Other Facts About Honey Bee Flight
Honey bees are little marvels. Aerodynamics say they shouldn’t be able to fly, yet they do. They fly a lot and they do it amazingly well. These facts about the flight of honey bees will amaze you.
What You need to Know Before Deciding to Raise Extra Roosters for Meat
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
DIY: How To Candle Your Own Fertilized Chicken Eggs
Every chicken parent likes to know when they are "expecting" right? Follow these simple instructions and you can see for yourself, just how many baby chicks are growing inside their little eggs.
From Egg to Roaster - the Making of the Modern Meat Chicken
Enjoy this journey through history as we learn about where meat chickens come from, how they differ from each other, how they have evolved, and how they are raised.
Labor of Love: An Interview With Lifelong Beekeepers
The life of a beekeeper is filled with hard work, but also a lot of personal satisfaction. Do you have what it takes to be a beekeeper? Two beekeepers explain what it is like to keep bees.
Best Chicken Breeds For Egg Laying - The Most Reliable Egg Producers
I wish more people would keep chickens! They are so easy to care for and reward your efforts, "paying their rent" with lovely fresh eggs. You'll never go back to shop eggs once you've had them fresh!
How I Used Equine Aromatherapy to Calm an Anxious Mule
Time, patience and essential oils helped my anxious mule calm down and enjoy life to the fullest!
The How To's Of Disbudding, Trimming Hooves, and Scurs.
An up-close look at disbudding kid goats, trimming your goat's hooves, and managing those annoying scurs.
HELP! My Pet Goat Has Diarrhea! Common Reasons Goats Develop Diarrhea.
It is very important to know and understand your goat's bathroom habits! Do you know what to do when your goat develops diarrhea? Do you know what causes diarrhea in young goats? Education is key!