How to identify and prevent attacks on your chickens from foxes, coyotes, and domestic dogs in rural or urban areas.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Skunks & Weasels
Skunks are generally more interested in eggs than chickens, but weasels can be devastating to a small flock.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Opossums & Raccoons
Opossums can be among the most annoying of chicken predators, while raccoons are among the most intelligent.
Chicken Predators in Kansas: Hawks & Owls
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.
Getting Started with Draft Animals on a Budget
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.
Grazing Management by Species: Poultry
Poultry are not true grazing animals, but they will consume some grass in their diet. Furthermore, poultry play an important role in pasture ecology.
Grazing Management by Species: Goats
Goats are true browsers, meaning they prefer to eat foliage above their shoulder height. This makes them great foragers of shrubs and small trees.
Optimizing Your Land Use
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?
What is a Barn Quilt?
A barn quilt is a large square design based on a quilt block but painted onto wood and hung up outdoors.