Can You House Train Goats?

Can You House Train Goats? Keeping a goat in your property can be a great idea. However, it can truly get messy and smelly, especially as they urinate and defacate in it. Nevertheless, it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is nothing you can do about it. In fact, it is possible for you to house break goats. After all, goats can be quite smart as well and although it might sound impossible, with patience, determination,[…]

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How Long Do Goats Live

How long do goats live? Goats are very friendly animals and can be a good source of meat and fine clothing. Scientifically known as Capra aegagrus hircus, it belongs to the Phylum Chordata and familia Bovidae. This creature has a number of subspecies but the most known to these days is the domestic goat, which has a general lifespan of 10 to 15 years although there are still some that reaches up to 18 years.[…]

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Homesteading Books

I wanted to take a minute to share some Homesteading Books that are worthwhile and will help you grow as a homesteader. Sometimes it is difficult to find ways to grow your knowledge and increase you effectiveness. I prefer the hands on method of learning but if no one will come teach you then you will have to learn somewhere. Books are a great way to increase you knowledge and can give you ideas that you[…]

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?

How do chickens start laying eggs?  Well, when a mommy chicken and a daddy chicken love each other very much…… OK, stupid joke aside, you probably want to know the actual physical process by which a chicken’s egg is produced and laid.  And I’m betting you just want to know the basic process that occurs and not some sort insanely in-depth description of all the chemicals and such involved…..you know, the kind of thing only[…]

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Can Goats Eat Grapes?

Can goats eat grapes?  The short answer to this is simply yes, yes they can.  They can eat the whole vine in fact.   However, if you’re trying to find out the answer to this question then odds are that what you really want to know is: What kind of foods can I safely feed a goat?  And the answer to that question is….a whole hell of a lot of things. How Goats Eat Goats,[…]

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The Best Chicken Feeder for Beginners

There are so many different feeders out there it is very easy to get overwhelmed. I would like to share some insights I have on the best chicken feeders for beginners. I am sure you have searched a bit and seen that there are about a million different kind of chicken feeders. Without using all of them how can you pick the best chicken feeder. The Best Chicken Feeder for Beginners If you are new to[…]

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Are Chickens Smart?

Are Chickens Smart? When you consider the many different creatures in nature, the chicken may not top your list as being the most intelligent. However, research has demonstrated that chickens may be fairly smart all things considered. While most chickens live on farms or in chicken pens that are limiting in terms of their environment, they are granted with intelligence that goes beyond the first impressions of many people. Memory Although the size of the[…]

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My Goat is Sick What Should I do?

What to Do if Your Goat is Sick A goat that is not feeling well will not be obvious to the casual bystander. Even those who own goats may have difficulty identifying whether their goat is sick or not unless they look for signs of unusual behavior. Identifying that your goat is ill is the first step towards taking the proper course of action to get them healthy again. How to Tell if Your Goat[…]

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Should Chickens eat Corn?

Should Chickens eat Corn? Yes, Chicks need to eat corn to make them healthy. During the process of feeding your chicks, it is normal to get confused by different commercial feeds that are widely available in the market. In turn you may lose your light as to what do chickens eat that will give them with optimal nutrition. Commercial feeds typically come in 3 different types such as mash, crumbles and pellets. Feeds are prepared[…]

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How Chickens Mate?

How chickens mate? If human beings mated like chickens, it would be strange. There is a no romance involved. The interesting thing about being on a farm is that you can witness animals mating, including chicken. However, how exactly do chickens mate? The Chicken Mating Dance Chicken mating begins in a mating dance. The make chicken or the rooster circles a hen while dashing his feet and his wings extended down. It is his method of propositioning the[…]

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