Are draft animals outdated? Definitely not, fans of animal power would be happy to tell you.
Just how old the Hamburg chicken breed is or where it came from, we may never know. Conflicting information abounds today.
Animals that are regularly herded with dogs include ducks, sheep, cattle, chickens, geese, turkeys, and goats. So what are the differences in working each type of stock?
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner is a season-guided approach to keeping up with the homestead chores in sync with nature.
The Dominique is a classic American creation from colonial days that early chicken keepers crafted from just about every breed available to them.
The premise is that you cannot teach a dog to herd, simply because it already knows how. Instead, your role is that of pack leader.
Due to its bulldoggish appearance, some fear that the Cornish was originally bred for the cruel sport of fighting. Thankfully, this is not the case.
Donkeys are well suited to work on smaller farms. Even a miniature donkey can pull a small cart of vegetables or firewood.
Mules are superb in low-input farm situations. The question is whether or not you are one of those special people who can get along with a mule.
The horse has always been and still remains a great favorite with some who work with draft animals.