Pros and Cons of Deep-Litter Bedding

While allowing livestock of all types to enjoy the freedom and nutrition of pasture is ideal, there are times when animals may need to be temporarily confined. For instance, you might be raising chicks in a brooder, or you might need to isolate an injured animal in a stall. So how do you keep livestock…… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Deep-Litter Bedding

Free LSU Building Plans

Louisiana State University has put together an excellent website packed with countless building plans available for free PDF download.  If you are the do-it-yourself type, this is a site that you should definitely bookmark! Just to give you a very small sampling of the plans and projects that are included: Gates.Barns.Corrals.Feeders.Dairy parlors.Rearview mirrors for tractors.Walk-in…… Continue reading Free LSU Building Plans

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 by…… Continue reading Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens

Kansas Barns

Have you ever driven along the back roads of Kansas and wondered about the stories those old barns could tell? Whether you love barns or are just an all-around Kansas history buff, you will probably enjoy Kansas Barns and Kansas Barns II by Martha Knudsen. The two-volume set features at least one barn from every…… Continue reading Kansas Barns