[This article is part of a series. Part one is here.] So, you’re ready to bring home your first herd of dairy goats! Before you buy any particular goats, decide whether you want registered goats or not. The cheapest goats you’ll be able to find are unregistered animals.
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[This article is part of a series. Begin with part 1.] Before you bring your first goats home, there are a few things you’ll want to prepare…
[This article is part 2 of a series. For the first article, about why you may want to keep dairy goats, click here.] Here is some of the basic information you should know if you’re considering keeping dairy goats: First of all, female goats are called does. Male goats are bucks. Baby goats are called… Read more »
Last week our nation has experienced our deadliest food outbreak we’ve seen a while. A recent report indicates that 84 people have been poisoned with listeria, and over 15 people have died as a result. So, what happened?
[This article is part of a series. Start with part 1.] As I mentioned last time, there are only a few essential parts of a chicken coop. There are also a few considerations you can make as you’re choosing a coop. Today we will look at both of these topics.
If you decide to buy grown hens, you’ll take what you can get. Most people start with chicks, so today we’ll talk about buying chicks!
[This article is part 5 of a series. Begin with part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4.] What breeds of chicken should you consider as you begin keeping Preparedness Chickens? As I mentioned before, chickens are typically classified as egg laying breeds, meat breeds, and dual-purpose breeds.
[This is part 4 of a series. Begin with part 1, part 2, and part 3] So, you’re going to start raising chickens! Will you start with chicks, or grown hens? There are advantages (and disadvantages) of each.
Keeping chickens is a wonderful way to supplement your food storage, and it seems like a great idea, but what does it actually take to raise chickens? What do you need, and what will it cost? This depends on several factors, but we will discuss them here, to give you an idea.
A couple years ago, when my husband and I were dating, we decided we wanted to get chickens. We both cared about the quality of our food, and it seemed like a fun project, so we decided to go to a local country feed store to buy some laying hens, and some chicken stuff. (Whatever… Read more »