Category Archives: Down on the Farm

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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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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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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Starting a Community Farm

More and more traditional farms are being sold off, as the farmer’s children decide to make something other than farming their career and there are no descendents interested in maintaining the farm. On the other hand, however, there are many people who have the vision to run a sustainable, organic farm, but are unsure if […]

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Ducklings and Chicks

Chicks and ducklings are cute and fun to watch, but it is important to keep certain considerations in mind before deciding to bring these young birds home. Chickens and ducks have unique needs, more like those of livestock rather than pets. They require specialized veterinary care and foods that are not available at typical pet […]

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