Category Archives: Down on the Farm

Natural De-Wormers

Using chemical medications regularly on your livestock may not be your first choice, but when it comes to deworming, what other options do you have?

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Tips on Caring for Chicks

Raising your own chickens for food or as a hobby can be a rewarding experience. Here are a few things to consider when starting a new flock of chicks.

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Spring Checklist for Horses

Even if your horse’s lifestyle didn’t change much over the winter months, it’s still a good idea to look over the following items for the health and safety of your equine friend.

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Rabbit Manure Compost

Rabbit manure is great for your garden. Here are just a few reasons why...

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Miniature Cattle

If you are looking to add a dairy or meat cow to your small farm, but are concerned that you do not have the pasture space for those massive bovines, consider these breeds of miniature cattle. Cows have only recently been bread to be large to keep up with an increasing urban population.

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Hack Your Coop: Add-Ons to Make Life Easier

Chickens are generally low maintenance, for a farm animal, and can be kept relatively simply in a backyard farm area. But like any creature in your care, there are a few ideas that can make caring for them a little easier and a little better both for you and for them. Here are a few […]

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Skin Problems

Horses have very sensitive skin, and may easily contract various kinds of skin problems. You should learn to identify common skin conditions and how to prevent them, as well as how to tell if they require a veterinarian’s care rather than a remedy you can apply at home.

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No-Till Farming

Conventional tilling, with large machinery turning the earth, was the beginning of modern agriculture, allowing people to grow larger amounts of food. For smaller farms, or farmers who are more conservation-minded, there is another option: no-till farming.

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Preventing Grass Tetany

Grass tetany, also known as grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning or hypomagnesemia, becomes much more common in the spring and usually occurs during a transition from cloudy, overcast and drizzly days to warmer temperatures. It can be fatal to cattle, and recognizing the signs of this illness and knowing how to prevent it can help […]

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Tips for Farming Quality Wool

If you already enjoy keeping a small flock of sheep on your hobby farm, or are thinking of starting one, consider the benefits of selling the wool from your flock. Handspinning, felting and other crafts are becoming popular again, and customers will be looking for good quality roving to suit their crafting needs. To make […]

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