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Proper Fence Post Depth to Build Strong Fences
January 24, 2022 · · Fences, Sheds & Barns

Fence post depth, size, and anchoring systems can make or break your fence line. Despite what some people believe, making a long-lasting fence is not always as simple as sinking a post in the ground and moving on to the next post. Read More

Avoid Lambing Problems with This First Aid Contents Checklist
January 24, 2022 · · Sheep

Most of the time when you have lambing problems or experience a sheep illness emergency, the vet and local livestock supply stores are closed for the weekend, and sheep farm and ranch specialties dealers are days away by mail. Read More

Goat Journal is 100 Years Old! Celebrate by Entering our Giveaway.
December 30, 2021 · · Giveaways

Enter our giveaway contest now! New prizes announced on the page every month. Starting 1/1/22. Read More

Goat Journal January/February 2022
November 24, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal January/February 2022 is in homes December 16th, but digital and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for great stories on the importance of exercise for pregnant does, socializing dam-raised kids, gastrointestinal blockage, entropion, and chlamydiosis. PLUS: Judas Goats: Traitors in the Herd. Read More

Goat Medications and First-Aid Must-Haves
January 24, 2022 · · Health

Goats hurt themselves in so many ways. The medicine cabinet should include goat medications for treating external wounds like cuts, bruises, and sores. Goats may need internal first aid, too. Read More

Backyard Poultry February/March 2022
December 27, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry February/March 2022 — 17/1 is in homes January 13th, 2022, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on shipping chicks and ducklings, blindness in poultry and hens on hospice, the composition within a bag of poultry feed, and how allergens in soy and other feedstuffs may transfer into meat and eggs. Read More

Chicken Pecking Order — Stressful Times In The Coop
October 25, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites If you added new chicks to your flock this year, you are probably going through the steps to safely integrate them into the flock. The chicken pecking … Read More

Raising Chicks From Mail Order Sources
January 24, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Raising chicks from mail order sources is different from setting your own hens. You have to provide for all of their basic needs. Of course there’s an … Read More

Backyard Beekeeping February/March 2022
December 27, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Beekeeping February/March 2022 — 2/1 is available NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Beekeeping for great stories on determining why hives failed, feeding honey from another hive, Langstroth hives, and what garden veggies bees actually pollinate. PLUS mad honey, the product of wild bees harvesting from toxic rhododendron species. Read More

Are Infrared Cameras in the Winter Necessary?

In the past few years, the number of electronic devices for beekeepers has mushroomed. I’ve frequently been asked to test these new devices, so I have quite a bit of experience with them. Read More