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Category: Animals

Do Ducks Need A Pond?

A lot of people want to know, Do ducks need a pond? Do you really have to provide a pond to raise ducks? Their are two common misconceptions regarding ducks and water. One is that you need to have a large pond or lake in your yard if you want…

Beekeeping Tools – Beginning Beekeeping

When you are first starting out in the beekeeping world, there are many tools you will need to make your journey so much easier. Beekeeping Tools. Keeping any small animal on the homestead requires “tools of the trade”. A lot of them are pretty general. For example, you…

Beekeeping Supplies for Beginners – The Hive

What Beekeeping Supplies Do You Need? Regardless of what creature you wish to raise, you are going to need some supplies. And Beekeeping is no different. But unlike chickens, ducks, rabbits or even worms, you can’t just keep them in your garage or laundry room for a few…

What To Feed Ducklings!

The Secret To Happy Healthy Ducklings. If there is a number one, most important thing to raising healthy ducklings, it is getting the food and water right. If you have never raised ducklings before you may be wondering what to feed them.  A duck that is started with a healthy…

Make Your Own Nest/Nesting Boxes

Make your own nesting boxes I’ll bet you are asking yourself why I would want to make my own nest boxes. Well let me tell you about my flock: I’ve read on so many sites how you can have one nest box for anywhere from 4…

Should You Name Your Farm Animals?

To Name Or Not To Name, That Is The Question. There is a bit of a controversy out there about whether or not to name your farm animals. Personally I can’t imagine raising an animal without giving it a name. But you hear all the time, “You…

Deep Litter Duck And Chicken Run

The Deep Litter Method

The Deep Litter Method is a way to keep your duck and chicken coop run clean and healthy for your flock. Control the flies and keep your eggs clean. Plus it is much less work! It makes great compost for your garden! This is a must for your backyard or homestead flock.

Do you want a clean, healthy, easy to care for duck or chicken coop and run? Then let me tell you about the deep litter method.

What Is Molting And What Can You Do About It?

I’m Molting, I’m Molting That makes me think of the Wicked Witch Of The West from The Wizard of Oz. Oh, I guess that was melting. Well, when your chickens or ducks start to molt they kind of look like they are melting. But I digress…

Raising Alpacas

LEARNING ABOUT ALPACAS

Raising Alpacas - Have you ever thought about adding Alpacas to your homestead? This is a comprehensive list of pros and cons and what you need to know about this cute little alpaca. Check it out and see if they are right for you.

Are you looking for a new animal for your homestead? Maybe you’re just looking for a new revenue stream or  you just saw a picture of an alpaca and thought they were just so cute and you wanted to know more. Well you have come to the right place because this post is all about raising alpacas.

Raising Bees – Preventing Bee Stings

Raising Bees – Preventing Bee Stings Nobody likes to be stung by anything. Let’s face it, it’s on the list of life’s least enjoyable things to do. None of us wakes up on a Saturday morning saying “I think I’ll go…

How To Get Clean Water For My Ducks

Clean Water For My Ducks.

Automatic Clean Water for my ducks. Now I can go on vacation!

Keeping clean water for your ducks to drink  is an impossibility. Period! Thing 2 once told me that you provide fresh water foraffiliate links notice ducks, not clean water. Oh so true. It may be clean the instant it hits their pool (whatever type you have) but it won’t be clean for long. Chickens can dip their beaks into water and take a nice dainty sip. Not Ducks! Their idea of water is altogether different.

10 Things To Know Before You Start Beekeeping

Start Beekeeping Right! What a wonderful, exciting and educational last two weeks I’ve spent. I’ve been at Bee Class. Well, on Saturdays anyway. I’m taking a class set up by my state extension service. If you have never kept bees before, or are keeping…

How Important Are Bees In Your Garden?

Bees In Your Garden When I say those words some of you get the image of the sweet little creatures gently buzzing around the flowers and taking the pollen back to make that wonderful honey. Others are struck with utter terror. But what about bees in your garden? Are they…

Raising Ducks – 101 Duckling Care

Raising Ducks         Basic Duckling Care     This Post Contains Affiliate Links. Thank you for your support.     Ducklings are so cute. But it is kind of like bringing home your first baby. Now what do I do? That’s where I was a couple of years ago…