Skunks are generally more interested in eggs than chickens, but weasels can be devastating to a small flock.
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.
When it comes to classifying cattle breeds, paradigm refers to the mindset that went into the breed's creation and subsequent development.
Sure, a beard is a handy way to a lead a goat around without a halter, but it is highly doubtful that the goat's beard was created merely as a handle for humans.
Classifying cattle by geographic origin is useful, as breeds were developed for specific environments. Part 2 covers American, Spanish-American, and African breeds.
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.
The native homeland of a given breed is important when choosing a breed of cattle, as it indicates the environment in which the breed was developed to thrive.
One way cattle breeds can be grouped is by genetic background. This is important, as each variation reflects a different philosophy and approach to selection.