Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

Are you considering raising chickens for the first time?  Are you a beginner with a brand-new flock?  Have you been keeping chickens for a few years but still have some problems to solve? If you can identify with any of these questions, one book you should consider reading is Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens byContinue reading “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens”

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is critical for animal health because it is involved in a vast number of chemical reactions within the body.  Besides turning fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into energy, vitamin B5 interacts with other vitamins to perform necessary functions.  For example, it works with vitamin C to maintain the health of the adrenalContinue reading “Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)”

An Introduction to NPK

NPK is an acronym you will frequently run across when dealing with plants, particularly field crops.  The three letters are merely the chemical symbols of three nutrients: Nitrogen (N). Phosphorus (P). Potassium (K). So why is there so much emphasis on N, P, and K?  Each of these nutrients is essential to plants because theyContinue reading “An Introduction to NPK”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, is a key part of the metabolism, helping the body process fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids.  This translates into a number of vital roles.  Niacin is essential for the health of the skin, bones, joints, mucous membranes, digestive system, and central nervous system.   Natural Sources Grazing animals canContinue reading “Vitamin B3 (Niacin)”