How Often Do You Feed Chickens?

How often do you feed chickens? With the hobby of keeping chickens, growing, and growing, I have found more people asking “how often do you feed chickens?” This is a very important question when planning to take on a flock. You need to consider how much work will be involved BEFORE you get your chickens. As well as the cost involved with feeding the chickens you select. I provide my chicken with access to feed[…]

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How Long Do Chickens Live?

How Long Do Chickens Live? Chickens provide a lot of benefits in our lives. We can use their meat and eggs as foods. We can use their feather as ornaments for events and competitions. We can also even employ their feces as fertilizers that can cultivate our fields effectively. However, have you ever wondered how long they live? Naturally, it depends upon the situation. When you keep them in a good place, give them enough[…]

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Are Goats Smart?

Are Goats Smart? You may not think at first that the average goat is very smart. To the casual observer, a goat seemingly stands around all day when they are not napping and eats pretty much everything in sight. Goats can also be stubborn animals which is often mistaken as a sign that they lack intelligence. How Smart Are Goats? However, recent research has discovered that goats are smarter than you might think. In fact,[…]

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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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