Disease Management is quite possibly the biggest challenge anyone raising animals faces since it is the most crucial aspect of raising livestock. No two farms or homesteads will execute their disease management practices in the same way, but there are a few things that do need to be addressed with any livestock that you raise::
Here is where we hope to address the most commonly asked questions about our herd to help you make a more informed decision!
So.. are all registries created equal? How do you choose a registry? Does it even matter what registry you work with?? Well, since this is our blog, we are going to shed some light on our experiences with registries, and which ones we like best and why.
Everything seemed so normal in the brooder. For weeks our little Butters grew, happily chirping, and basking in the warm glow of the heat lamp. Then as we prepared our babies for the move outdoors we noticed something a little bit 'strange.'
The 2017 Standard Breed has been selected! And boy, was it a tough decision! But, we feel we have made an excellent choice, and can not wait to get our chicks next Spring. In the mean time, you can read more about the winner of this campaign the Light Brahma, and the factors that helped sway this breed in our favor!
I couldn't agree more with Benjamin Janicki, and have posted his article about Heritage Poultry here on our web page to help others glean knowledge from the pool of experienced poultry breeders that are passionate about preserving the breeds they raise. I hope you find this article as useful as I did in clarifying the discrepancies with the use and ABUSE of the modern term 'Heritage Poultry'.
After hearing about this stuff for about 2 years, and seeing it work in other herds we have finally entered into our very own 'Chaffhaye Trial.' I am happy to report that there is a feed store that actually carries this stuff, so we do not have to drive a ridiculous distance to get it!
Keeping your caprine kids safe from injury is as easy as providing the proper housing and fencing. But with so many options what is the best way to house your herd? Is a small shed okay? Or do you need a whole barn?! Before you begin building or purchasing let’s first look at the fundamental elements that you need to consider.
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