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Raising Farm Animals

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Everything pertaining to raising farm animals. Learn how to feed your animals, build animal pens, clean and care for your animals, identify diseases, and much more | Raising Chickens | Pigs | Cows | Goats | Rabbits

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There are some things that you just expect when you decide to start raising chickens. We knew we would need to build a safe and secure space to live, provide consistent food and water, and went into it with the mindset that they would be our livestock, not pets. Baby Chickens, Raising Chickens, Backyard Farming, Backyard Chickens, Small Snakes, New Egg, Broody, Chicken Breeds, Grow Your Own Food

What Does it Mean When a Hen Goes Broody?

There are some things that you just expect when you decide to start raising chickens. We knew we would need to build a safe and secure space to live, provide consistent food and water, and went into it with the mindset that they would be our livestock, not pets.

Are chickens worth it? Is having backyard chickens worth the time and cost? Click through for an HONEST breakdown of much it can cost to keep chickens, whether having chickens really saves you money on eggs, how much work it takes to raise chicks and keep hens. Plus how much time I spend caring for my backyard chickens. Great article for backyard chicken beginners or anyone thinking of getting chicks. This will help you figure out the cost of chickens and decide if backyard chickens are… Chicken Coop Designs, Chicken Coop Plans, Chicken Feed, Chicken Runs, Diy Chicken Coop, Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Brooder Box, Diy Furniture Making

How Much Work Are Chickens? Are Chickens Worth it? | Dans le Lakehouse

Are chickens worth it? Is having backyard chickens worth the time and cost? Click through for an HONEST breakdown of much it can cost to keep chickens, whether having chickens really saves you money on eggs, how much work it takes to raise chicks and keep hens. Plus how much time I spend caring for my backyard chickens. Great article for backyard chicken beginners or anyone thinking of getting chicks. This will help you figure out the cost of chickens and decide if backyard chickens are…

Did you know that extreme heat is more life-threatening to chickens than cold conditions? Thankfully, there are many simple ways to keep chickens cool and safe during hot summer weather - including providing shade, water, and the right treats. Read along to learn more! #chickens #backyardchickens #chickentips #urbanhomestead #homestead Backyard Farming, Chickens Backyard, Backyard Greenhouse, Pig Farming, Keeping Chickens, Raising Chickens, Pet Chickens, Chicken Treats, Healthy Chicken

10 Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Hot Summer Weather (or Heat Waves)

Did you know that extreme heat is more life-threatening to chickens than cold conditions? Thankfully, there are many simple ways to keep chickens cool and safe during hot summer weather - including providing shade, water, and the right treats. Read along to learn more! #chickens #backyardchickens #chickentips #urbanhomestead #homestead

Is a Border Collie a good fit for you? Border Collies have uniuqe needs so If you are considering getting a Border Collie, read these considerations first! Border Collie Puppies, Collie Dog, Border Collies, Collie Breeds, Mountain Dogs, Bernese Mountain, Raising Farm Animals, Search And Rescue Dogs, Farm Dogs

Is A Border Collie A Good Fit For You? Here Are 2 Things to Consider - Thistle Downs Farm

Border Collies are a truly unique breed of dog that require special consideration before deciding to add one to your family. Check this article out to learn more! | Learn More About Border Collies at ThistleDownsFarm.com #bordercollies #farmdog #farming

Is a Border Collie a good fit for you? Border Collies have uniuqe needs so If you are considering getting a Border Collie, read these considerations first! Border Collie Puppies, Collie Dog, Border Collies, Collie Breeds, Mountain Dogs, Bernese Mountain, Raising Farm Animals, Search And Rescue Dogs, Farm Dogs

Thinking of Getting a Border Collie? Here are 2 Things to Consider

Border Collies are a truly unique breed of dog that require special consideration before deciding to add one to your family. Check this article out to learn more! | Learn More About Border Collies at ThistleDownsFarm.com #bordercollies #farmdog #farming

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Essential Must-Haves for First Time Chicken Owners

Chickens are one of the most low-maintenance farm animals you can own. As long as you are providing the essentials, they’ll be happy to crank out those eggs. We all know the basics that are

How to hatch your own chicks and ducklings at home in a few easy steps! Hatching chicks and ducks is a wonderful experience for the whole family! Raising Farm Animals, Raising Ducks, Raising Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Types Of Chickens, Chickens And Roosters, Chicken Home, City Chicken, Duck Eggs

How to Hatch Your Own Chicks and Ducklings - Thistle Downs Farm

Have you ever thought about hatching your own chicks and ducklings at home? Learn how with this guide, which shows you how to get started quickly and easily! Hatching chicks and ducklings is a wonderful experience, so don't let another season go by without hatching your own flock now!

There are so many reasons to consider (or NOT consider) raising alpacas. This list is nowhere near exhaustive. In fact, I think of more reasons every day. But until then, here are just a few of the reasons why alpacas have found a home here at Heidelberr Farms. #alpacas #whyalpacas #fiberanimals #fiberfarm #alpacafarm Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Homestead Farm, Winter Storm, Farms Living, Alpacas, Livestock, Farm Life, Cattle

Why I Raise Alpacas

There are so many reasons to consider (or NOT consider) raising alpacas. This list is nowhere near exhaustive. In fact, I think of more reasons every day. But until then, here are just a few of the reasons why alpacas have found a home here at Heidelberr Farms. #alpacas #whyalpacas #fiberanimals #fiberfarm #alpacafarm

One of the things we were most excited for when getting chickens was the thought of eventually having baby chicks. We did our research, looked for breeds that had a tendency to be broody, and could barely contain our excitement when finally, after months of waiting, we had a Brahma that refused to leave the coop.I thought this was it. This was the real start to our self-sustainable journey. Well… at least when it came to chickens. Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Egg Incubator, Broody, Chicken Breeds, Backyard Chickens, Baby Chicks, Poultry, Acre

The Pros of Using an Incubator - The Art of 1 Acre

One of the things we were most excited for when getting chickens was the thought of eventually having baby chicks. We did our research, looked for breeds that had a tendency to be broody, and could barely contain our excitement when finally, after months of waiting, we had a Brahma that refused to leave the coop.I thought this was it. This was the real start to our self-sustainable journey. Well… at least when it came to chickens.

10 Incredible Quick Facts about Honeybees - Thistle Downs Farm Raising Farm Animals, Raising Chickens, Types Of Agriculture, Million Flowers, Hobby Farms, Bees Knees, Bee Keeping, Creatures, Facts

10 Incredible Facts About Honeybees

Honeybees are truly incredible creatures. They are super important to the production of crops. Here are 10 facts about honeybees to get you buzzing! | Honeybee facts | Learn more about honeybees at ThistleDownsFarm.com

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Types of Chicken — Raising backyard chickens

If your chicken is limping, has lesions, brown, or black scabs on the bottom of their feet, your bird most likely has Bumblefoot.

Ever wonder how to tell if those eggs in the fridge are still good to eat? I have your answer here! Also learn some tips and tricks on how to properly store your eggs! Raising Meat Chickens, Raising Quail, Raising Farm Animals, Raising Ducks, Raising Backyard Chickens, Chicken Feed, Chicken Eggs, Duck Eggs, Homestead Survival

How To Tell if a Chicken Egg is Bad - Thistle Downs Farm

Ever wonder how to tell if those eggs in the fridge are still good to eat? I have your answer here! Also learn some tips and tricks on how to properly store your eggs!

Get a FREE CHECKLIST of the five things to prepare before bringing baby chicks home. Find out what you need to keep chicks warm, fed, and happy. Chicken Toys, Chicken Treats, Chicken Lady, Pet Chickens, Raising Chickens, Chickens Backyard, Raising Farm Animals, Preparing For Baby, Cute Little Baby

How to prepare for baby chicks

Get a FREE CHECKLIST of the five things to prepare before bringing baby chicks home. Find out what you need to keep chicks warm, fed, and happy.

How to milk a goat: my simple routine for beginning milkers. If you have ever wanted to milk your own goat but not sure how to start...look no further! #goats #milkinggoats #dairygoats #howtomilkagoat #homesteading #farmlife Raising Farm Animals, Raising Goats, Raising Chickens, Milk Pail, Petting Zoo, Baby Goats, Farms Living, Urban Farming, Zoo Animals

How to Milk A Goat: My Simple Routine for Beginners | J&R Farms

How to milk a goat: my simple routine for beginning milkers. If you have ever wanted to milk your own goat but not sure how to start...look no further! #goats #milkinggoats #dairygoats #howtomilkagoat #homesteading #farmlife

Pigs are notoriously known for eating. But knowing what not to feed your pig may be more important in keeping them safe. | It's My Sustainablelife @itsmysustainablelife #whatnottofeedyourpigs #whattofeedpigs #raisingpigs #raisingpigsformeat #raisingpigsforbeginners #raisingpigsforpets #raisingpigsforprofit #itsmysustainablelife Raising Farm Animals, Raising Ducks, Raising Chickens, Meat Farms, Pig Farming, Chickens Backyard, Livestock, Farm Life, Homesteading

What Not To Feed Your Pig | It's My Sustainable Life

Pigs are notoriously known for eating. But knowing what not to feed your pig may be more important in keeping them safe. | It's My Sustainablelife @itsmysustainablelife #whatnottofeedyourpigs #whattofeedpigs #raisingpigs #raisingpigsformeat #raisingpigsforbeginners #raisingpigsforpets #raisingpigsforprofit #itsmysustainablelife

Ducks in a lot of ways are better than chickens! Whether you're looking for a duck for eggs meat or a dual purpose breed these 8 duck breeds are all heritage breeds great producers and would be a fantastic addition to your homestead or backyard farm! Backyard Ducks, Backyard Farming, Chickens Backyard, Raising Ducks, Raising Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Meat Chickens, Duck Breeds, Geese Breeds

8 Duck Breeds to Consider for Your Homestead

If you are thinking about raising ducks for meat and eggs, then you need to read these tips from The Rustic Elk! We will help you figure out the best breed of duck for you, based on this list of the 9 best duck breeds. Read here for all of the information on choosing your perfect waterfowl. #ducks #breeds #meat #eggs #homesteading #farming #homestead