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How to Build a Portable Pig Feeder
January 15, 2021 · · Pigs

In 2017, I raised two pigs as an experiment. I wanted to see how much work and cost goes into raising feeder pigs. The final cost of the pork was much lower then what the supermarket charges and the taste of the meat was superior. Read More

Early Spring Vegetables List: Don’t Wait on Winter Waning
January 13, 2021 · · Growing

The snow is melting and daytime temperatures are calling you outside. Leaf buds swell on trees and your hands long to feel the soil once again. Read More

Goat Journal January/February 2021
November 30, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2021 is in homes December 17th but Backyard Goats All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories on malpresentation and premature kids, goat genetics and the origins of domestication, what protects livestock guardian dogs, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Cretan Kri-Kri. Read More

Pneumonia In Goats
January 14, 2021 · · Health

If you raise goats, sooner or later you will have to deal with pneumonia in goats. It is a common illness in goats, which can occur in both kids and adults. Read More

Backyard Poultry February/March 2021
December 30, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry February/March 2021 — 16/1 is in homes January 14th, but digital subscribers and All-Access Members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on lunar New Year celebrations, how Covid-19 affected chicken owners last year, plants toxic to chickens, and treating common chick ailments. Read More

Alternatives to Culling Chickens
January 15, 2021 · · Feed & Health

My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen with thin shells. She certainly isn’t winning any awards for egg production and we can’t rely on her for breakfast any longer! Read More

What are Ankle-Biter Bees?
January 13, 2021 · · Ask The Expert

Purdue ankle-biters are a type of honey bee developed at Purdue University after beekeepers noticed that some honey bees bit the legs off dislodged varroa mites. Individual bees with this hygienic trait were inbred in order to increase the incidence of the genetic alleles that produced the behavior. The result of this breeding program yielded the so-called ankle-biters. Read More