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.
Are you ready for fall? Spend a little time watching the birds, caring for the animals, and stocking the pantry.
Louisiana State University has put together an excellent website packed with countless building plans available for free PDF download.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow can be an incredible help right from the start, but it can also help you with troubleshooting later on.
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.