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Livestock

Rabbit Coccidiosis: When Things Fall Apart

Rabbit coccidiosis is an extremely contagious infection caused by protozoa parasites that can infect the digestive tract or liver of rabbits. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Last week, we had to cull twenty young rabbits after an outbreak was discovered on our homestead.   Both my husband and I were heartbroken. I coped by […]

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How Do You Keep Chickens Warm ?

From the moment that you first bring home the newly hatched chicks, the question of how to keep chickens warm will become important. Unless the chicks are hatched under a broody hen, it is your responsibility to keep chickens warm. Surprisingly, this is a short term concern. Once your chicks are mostly full grown, and feathered […]

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Family Milk Cow 101

From the cost to picking the right cow, breeding, calving, milking, and more learn the basics of keeping a family milk cow on the homestead. When we brought home our first family milk cow, it was a comedy of errors. Everything that could have gone wrong did. We thought we had done our research and […]

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Chicken Breed Egg Colors

Do you know the difference in chicken breed egg colors? Which chickens lay blue eggs? Which ones lay green eggs? In your quest for fresh chicken eggs, you may be wondering which chickens to buy that will give you colored eggs. Maybe you are interested in a heritage breed flock of chickens. Sometimes chicken owners want to […]

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