Could Buffalo Be the Next Big Thing for Your Homestead?

Could Buffalo Be the Next Big Thing for Your Homestead?

If your approach to homesteading is along the lines of “Go big or go home,” you might want to consider upping your livestock game to incorporate bison. Sure, they may be the largest mammal in North America, but they’re surprisingly…

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

What Is a Sex Link Chicken and Why Would I Want One?

Despite the name, a sex link chicken isn’t going to strut around your garden, making come hither eyes at you. They are pretty sexy, as far as chickens go, but the benefits they bring to the homestead are of a…

It’s Been Ages… When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

It’s Been Ages… When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

I found a duck egg this morning after several months of watching our 12 Indian runner ducks scoffing down food without giving us anything in exchange. It made me wonder what makes them stop laying and, more importantly, why, on…

Will You Get A Kick Out Of Raising Donkeys?

Will You Get A Kick Out Of Raising Donkeys?

Recently, I’ve been toying with the idea of introducing donkeys to my homestead. A friend told me they make excellent guard animals, and, as I’m looking for something to protect my dwarf goats from the ravenous jaws of the black-backed…

Can Chickens Eat Strawberries or Tops?

Can Chickens Eat Strawberries or Tops?

Chickens have a surprisingly varied diet and will gulp down the most disgusting-looking insects and worms just as happily as they will their normal chicken feed. As chickens enjoy a wide range of different foods, you can easily find tasty…

Can Cows Eat Apples? What About Fermented Apples?

Can Cows Eat Apples? What About Fermented Apples?

For humans, an apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away. But for cows, tackling a fruitarian diet isn’t quite so straightforward. Can cows eat apples? Do they enjoy them, and are apples good for them? We’ll go…

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

How to Fix a Chicken Twisting Head Upside Down

A chicken twisting its head upside down is a disturbing sight. A symptom of wry neck, this condition is easy to treat, if a little time-consuming, and even easier to prevent. Wry neck can be caused by different issues, all…