15 Rare Duck Breeds (That Will Make You Quack In Awe!)

15 Rare Duck Breeds (That Will Make You Quack In Awe!)

Let’s discuss rare duck breeds! Domestic ducks have been with us for literally thousands of years. They diligently supply us with meat, eggs, and feathers. They also provide pest control and the invaluable companionship and joy of having such cute birds flopping around on their webbed feet. However,…

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Can Chickens Eat Pineapples? What About Leftover Pineapple Skins?

Pineapples are a popular fruit among humans, but can chickens eat pineapples? It’s a question many chicken owners find themselves asking, often while holding a leftover can or bowl of fruit! We researched from several academic archives and scholarly journals…

Can Goats Eat Cucumbers?

Can Goats Eat Cucumbers?

Can goats eat cucumbers? Goats are renowned for their voracious appetites, and they will frequently eat a wide variety of foodstuffs – whether we want them to or not! If you grow your own vegetables, you’ll be quite familiar with…

Can Chickens Eat Timothy Hay? No… Here’s Why.

Can Chickens Eat Timothy Hay? No… Here’s Why.

Can chickens eat timothy hay? Well yes, they can, but it’s best if they don’t. Timothy hay can cause crop impaction (more on this later), as can other long-stemmed hay. My chickens love having yummy alfalfa to munch on, especially…

Do Raccoons Eat Chickens or Kill Them? [+ Coop Protection Tips!]

Do Raccoons Eat Chickens or Kill Them? [+ Coop Protection Tips!]

Do raccoons eat chickens? If you raise chickens in the backyard, you probably like hearing the comforting sound of distant clucking, flapping, and cheeping. Your chickens might even cheerfully wander toward you, particularly if free-ranging. Then, later that evening, to…

15 Black and White Cow Breeds [Dairy and Beef Cows!]

15 Black and White Cow Breeds [Dairy and Beef Cows!]

Black and white cow breeds! When you think about cows, you probably remember the ones that produce milk. That is likely the Holstein-Friesian dairy cow, the famous dairy cow with white and black spots! (And one of our favorite dairy…

13 Best Meat Turkey Breeds for Your Homestead

13 Best Meat Turkey Breeds for Your Homestead

Raising poultry such as turkey on your homestead is an excellent way for you and your family to enjoy plenty of healthy protein. And turkey is our favorite way to put delicious meat in your freezer – and on your…

How to Keep Chickens Warm In Winter Without Electricity

How to Keep Chickens Warm In Winter Without Electricity

After a surprisingly mild October, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are now plummeting, and it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your chickens warm in winter, ideally without electricity. To keep chickens warm in winter without electricity, you…