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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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Guinea Hen | The Happy Chicken Coop
Meet the Guinea hen: Vibrant, vocal, and valuable additions to your flock! Read more at the Happy Chicken Coop!
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How To Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs
Turning your backyard eggs into extra income? 🥚💰 Dive into our comprehensive guide on selling your backyard chicken eggs. From packaging tips to navigating regulations, click the link to learn everything you need to get started!
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Reasons Why You Shouldn't Get Chickens
Thinking of getting chickens? 🐔🤔 It's not all eggs and feathers! Discover 7 reasons why chickens might not be the right fit for your lifestyle. Click READ IT for an honest look at the challenges of chicken keeping. 📘🚫
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Making Your Own Mealworm Farm 101
Mealworms are like a gourmet feast to your chickens, and what's better than having a constant supply right in your backyard? 🌱🪱 Starting your own mealworm farm is simpler than you might think, and it's a sustainable, cost-effective way to keep your flock fed and happy. Ready to get started? Crawl over to our guide for an easy-to-follow introduction to making your own mealworm farm! 📘🌾
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Environmental & Garden Benefits of Backyard Chickens
Backyard chickens bring more than just fresh eggs; they're eco-warriors in their own right! 🌍🐥 From composting to pest control, did you know that these feathered friends can significantly benefit your environment and garden? Unearth the 14 environmental and garden benefits of backyard chickens in our enlightening guide! 📘🌺
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5 Reasons to Keep Chickens
Why keep chickens? 🐔💡 From fresh eggs to garden benefits, discover the top 5 reasons why these feathered friends make fantastic backyard companions. Intrigued? Click the link to explore all the cluck-worthy benefits! 📘🌿
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How To Help a Goat With A Snotty Nose | The
A runny or snotty nose foreshadows almost every oncoming ailment in goats. Dusty barns, dry lots, finely ground goat feed, crumbly straw, and dusty hay will cause goats to sneeze, cough, and have runny noses and eyes. Here are signs to look for, what may be causing the snotty nose, and how to treat runny noses in goats.
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Getting Rid of Squirrels: How to Get Rid Of Squirrels In the Garden
Are squirrels driving you nuts? Squirrels might seem cute and cuddly, but to a gardener, they can be an absolute nightmare. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to get rid of squirrels. Here’s what you need to know.
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Goat Milk Benefits, Compared To Other Livestock Milk
Are you curious about the differences between goat, cow, and sheep milk? Those three types of milk have unique usefulness and drawbacks! Here are the benefits of goat milk and how it fares compared to other livestock milk!
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Dried Mealworms: Should Your Chickens Eat Them?
Chickens love dried mealworms, no doubt about it. But should your chickens eat them? Here are how you can feed these to your flock and how beneficial they could be!
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Hydroponics vs. Aeroponics: Which System is Better?
If you’re a homesteader trying to weigh what system is more cost-effective and will give you a higher yield and higher income, this comprehensive side-by-side comparison of hydroponics vs. aeroponics is for you!
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How to Sell Backyard Chicken Eggs - The Happy Chicken Coop
Are you a backyard farmer preparing for your first big sale? We curated here a list of must-do on how to sell backyard chicken eggs, especially for first-timers!
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Joint Ill or Navel Ill? — Things to Know About Caring for Umbilical Cords
Does your goat's umbilicus seem hot, painful, and moist? Are you wondering why its joints are swollen, thus preventing him from standing up? Here are a couple of things to know about caring for umbilical cords.
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Disbudding Goats: 3 Helpful Ways on How to Disbud Goats
Do your goats fight against each other and injure other herd members with their horns? Disbudding goats may be the answer! Here are 3 helpful ways how you can disbud goats.
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What You Need To Know About Angora Goats | The Happy Chicken Coop
Looking for a new friendly pet that isn't a dog or a cat? You can get Angora goats instead! Not only are they cute, but their mohair can also make you a good profit! Check out what more you can know about Angora goats.
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens | The Happy Chicken Coop
There are many benefits to using natural remedies in our lifestyle—like ACV, for example! But can Apple Cider Vinegar and Chickens go well together? Find out here!
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Can Goats and Pigs Live Together? | TheHappyChickenCoop
Is it possible to co-pasture hogs and goats? Well, there are a few aspects you'll need to carefully consider since there are some significant drawbacks to keeping them together. If you want to get into polyculture farming, this article could help you!
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Learn More About Fainting Goats | The Happy Chicken Coop
Did you know that fainting goats can be loyal companions like dogs? And they're also bred for high-quality meats! Apart from their distinct condition of "fainting," here's what you can learn more about fainting goats.
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Smallest Goat Breed | The Happy Chicken Coop
Ever wonder what the smallest goat breed is? Whether you want one as a farm animal or as a house pet, here are the breeds that make up the smallest goats in the world!
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Headbutting in Goats: Meaning and What To Do
Have you ever had a goat headbutting you or knocking its horn against something sharply and wondered what they were trying to tell you? Understanding the meaning behind headbutting in goats is essential in knowing how to have a positive experience with your animals. Learn more about the different meanings behind goat headbutting and how to handle differing circumstances.
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Top 10 Tips For Raising Goats | The Happy Chicken Coop
Keeping goats can be both a rewarding and a lucrative project for your farm. However, it can be quite intimidating, especially for a newbie keeper! Here are some tips for raising goats to save yourself a headache.
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Nubian Goats: Everything You Need To Know
If you’re looking for one of the best dairy goat breeds you can add to the farm, the Nubian Goats are your best bet. Here’s everything you need to know about the Nubian Goats.
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Show Goat Breeds | TheHappyChickenCoop
Get ready to be impressed by these stunning show goat breeds! Whether you’re looking to take home the blue ribbon or just have some fun at the local county fair, having the right show goat can be the difference between winning and losing. Let’s break down some of the best breeds for show goats so you can find your perfect match!
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Best Goat Bedding: A Guide to the Best Bedding for Goats in 2022
Is your goat's bedding due for an upgrade? When it comes to the best bedding for goats, you have plenty of choices in the market. The decision is going to be up to you as a goat owner. This guide covers all the best options to keep your goats comfortable and healthy.
Whether you want a well-mixed pasture of colorful goats or you’re going for an edgy gothic farm aesthetic, you have to meet these impossibly fun black goat breeds. If you're looking to add some serious character to your herd, these 18 black goat breeds are sure to turn heads. From the sleek and shiny Black Bengal to the adorable and fluffy Black Valais, there's a breed for every farm and every personality! Gothic, Beetal Goat, Damascus Goat, Farming Ideas, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Dwarf Goats
18 Black Goat Breeds That Add Character To Your Herd
Whether you want a well-mixed pasture of colorful goats or you’re going for an edgy gothic farm aesthetic, you have to meet these impossibly fun black goat breeds. If you're looking to add some serious character to your herd, these 18 black goat breeds are sure to turn heads. From the sleek and shiny Black Bengal to the adorable and fluffy Black Valais, there's a breed for every farm and every personality!