Are your chickens legs looking a bit strange? Knobbly with the scales sticking out? It sounds like scaly leg mite, (or scaley leg mite depending on your splelling) a common parasite among chickens.
Raising a pig in the city is entirely possible and can be a very rewarding hobby. Imagine an endless supply of homemade bacon...glorious!. I'll show you how you can do it too!
Honey bees are little marvels. Aerodynamics say they shouldn’t be able to fly, yet they do. They fly a lot and they do it amazingly well. These facts about the flight of honey bees will amaze you.
Chickens are fascinating, but many people don't know much about them. If you think you know lots of information about chickens, roosters, hens, chooks, bantams, take the chicken quiz.
This article will walk you through the steps of raising earthworms. First you will learn how and where to house them. Then you will learn how to feed them. And finally, you will learn how to harvest worms, and nutrient rich castings and casting tea to use on your own garden or homestead or to sell.
Whether you keep rabbits as pets, for show, or for meat and fur, you can reduce rabbit hutch maintenance by incorporating worm bins into your hutch design. Rabbits produce a lot of manure for their size (a large doe with young can produce about...
Your image of cows is probably similar to mine – gentle, placid animals looking at you with those large, soft cow eyes and contentedly chewing their cud. But about 20 people a year are killed by cows in the United States.
Belgium Blue cattle are characterized by extreme muscling, known as "double-muscling," the result of a mutation in a myostatin gene that prevents control of muscular growth. This mutation causes extreme over-development of muscle in the cattle, which provides great benefits to producers and...
Through cattle-raising, agricultural by-products and wastes can be utilized by converting these into animal feeds. Likewise, marginal and idle lands can be made productive as forage production areas.
From personal experience on my sister's farm, I examine the feed needed for dairy cattle and describe how it is fed every day. The small farmer's life is very hard due to the high cost of feed.