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How to Make Bath Salts, Soaps, Scrubs, and Balms
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Making my own spa products, starting with making bath salts, began as a lark. A fun experiment. Then came the Eureka moment. Read More

How to Make Body Wash
May 7, 2021 · · Soapmaking

Making body wash is an easy and rewarding experience. Learning how to make body wash is a simple and fun activity, well-suited to small group projects or craft time with the kids. Read More

Goat Journal May/June 2021
April 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2021 is in homes April 22nd but digital subscribers and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for stories on getting started with a dairy goat herd, bucks with lactating udders, why people with cow milk protein allergies may tolerate goat milk, and a breed profile of the Toggenburg goat! Read More

Goat Journal Special Issue: Head to Hoof Health Vol. 2
February 25, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal Special Issue 2021 — Goat Health from Head to Hoof Vol. 2 — is in homes March 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories about maintaining health and avoiding diseases — from head to hoof! Read More

Tube Feeding Baby Goats

Feeding baby goats with a tube can save weak or premature kids. Learn how to properly insert the tube, avoid inundating the lungs, to get precious colostrum into their tummies during a critical moment. Read More

Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back — Starts May 3rd
April 28, 2021 · · Coops,Giveaways

Grand Prize Winner — as chosen by the Backyard Poultry editorial staff — will receive a ChickSafe Eco Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener from Brinsea, prominent placement in the August / September 2021 issue of Backyard Poultry, a commemorative coop sign, and a copy of Reinventing the Chicken Coop from our bookstore. Read More

Keep Biofilm Out Of Your Flock’s Drinking Water
May 6, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Poultry drinkers that aren’t regularly scrubbed often develop bad-tasting biofilm that discourages drinking. Reduced drinking, especially during hot weather, can lead to dehydration, poor health, and fewer … Read More

Catch and Release Powdered Sugar Roll Varroa Mite Test
May 5, 2021 · · Health & Pests

Knowing what a hive’s mite load is can mean the difference between a hive surviving the winter in a healthy state ready to tackle the next honey season and an almost guaranteed untimely death from the viruses and diseases contributed to high varroa loads. Read More