chick on grass

Poultry for beginners

This is the time of year that many people start getting excited about raising poultry.  You get a shiny catalog in the mail with all kinds of cool looking birds. What do chicks need to survive and thrive?  For those that are not old hats at raising poultry, caring for young birds isn’t hard, but does require some attention to detail.

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Young Sumatra rooster-head and neck, focused on the eye

How animals see the world

At some point in the course of raising animals, whether that is poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, or some other critter, you will inevitably be moving them around your property.  One of the easy mistakes to make as an animal owner is in how you approach animal handling.  Mistakes in animal handling can lead to cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones, or worse.  When working with animals, “slow is fast”. 

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