Opossums can be among the most annoying of chicken predators, while raccoons are among the most intelligent.
Here are the predators that Kansans will be most likely to battle, along with signs to look for and tips for thwarting the intruder. This post covers hawks and owls.
One coop that has proven to be a great choice for a small flock on pasture is the Round-Top Backyard Coop from Roost & Root.
For the beginner, getting started with draft animals can seem daunting due to the cost. Here are tips for getting off to a solid start without breaking the bank.
Poultry are not true grazing animals, but they will consume some grass in their diet. Furthermore, poultry play an important role in pasture ecology.
Goats are true browsers, meaning they prefer to eat foliage above their shoulder height. This makes them great foragers of shrubs and small trees.
Best results will follow from tailoring the farm layout to the farm conditions. So what are the optimal conditions for common aspects of a farm?
A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.
There really is no one right way to fence and shelter your animals. It’s a subject that will largely depend on your individual circumstances.
Letting animals enjoy fresh pasture is always preferable, but for those times when housing is a must, deep-litter bedding has much to offer.