Chickens, ducks and geese aren’t the only birds well suited for acreages. Other species of poultry do very well under similar conditions and like the mentioned birds, can provide you with meat and eggs. Coturnix Quail, pronounced “kuh-tur-niks”, are an excellent bird for acreage owners who might be limited on space and desire a small... Continue Reading →
Feeding Your Flock
One of the most important aspects of raising any animal is the feed that is fed to them. When you’re considering livestock and poultry, roughly 70% of your overall cost of raising those animals is tied up in feed costs. With that being said, feeding poultry the proper ration is key to the success, viability... Continue Reading →
It may be cold outside, but your chickens don’t have to be.
Winter can be a trying time for all animals. Limited food sources, dropping wind chills and copious amounts of snow all contribute to a miserable winter for animals. Yet in all actuality, your flock would rather be cold than hot. That's not to say that don't require at least some help staying warm and illness... Continue Reading →
Predators of Poultry
Recently, I have encountered more predators of my poultry than I care to. One of the main reasons for this is the changing of the seasons. With winter quickly approaching, the food sources for such animals such as coyotes, raccoons, hawks, eagles and even skunks is becoming more scarce. With the drive for food, more... Continue Reading →