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  1. Guard Animals
    Hello! I have a 9 week old male Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepard mix pup. His dad was Anatolian/Pyrenees and his mom was full Pyrenees so he is mostly Pyrenees. I am wanting to train him to keep an eye on my chickens. I am aware that is not typically what they like to guard but I know its...
  2. Goats
    I need helping coming up with ideas for a farm name. I have nigerian dwarf goats. Also have chickens, 3 dogs,a cat, n turkey. Maybe have wild in the name.. Live on smokey rd, pine trees n bamboo in yard. House n fav color is blue. Any catchy or funny ideas for a farm name would be greatly...
  3. Homesteading Questions
    We've got a flock of 450+ chickens that just started laying, and they and their 40'x100' winter housing greenhouse is infested with chicken mites! My hand is crawling with mites if I carry a single piece of wood that was in their hen house - it's soooo awful. (From March-Oct we let our hens on...
  4. Working and Companion Animals
    Do Standard Poodles get along with chickens? Does anyone have both that can share some insight?
  5. Homesteading Questions
    I live on a little over 1.5 acres and a good chunk is heavily wooded still. I plan on clearing paths in this area during winter when everything dies and there is no risk of snakes. I have started raising meat rabbits a few months ago (I wanted them before corona became well known but couldn't...
  6. Introductions
    5 acres rabbits and chickens looking to turn this land into our grocery store Lots of challenges ahead. All help welcome!
  7. Introductions
    Just bought a homestead in Duvall, WA (literally just in time to get out of Bellevue where the majority of Washington Covid-19 cases are). We're on a 14 acre lot (10 of which is forested / Native Growth Retention Area). We're just getting our garden setup for a variety of crops (tomatoes...
  8. Poultry
    I was recently cleaning out my chicken coop and filled up a few 5-gallon buckets with straw as much as I could and set them to the side. When I was done cleaning up I noticed a bunch of my chickens was laying in the 5-gallon buckets and when I picked up they had laid eggs. I thought this was a...
  9. Poultry
    What are your thoughts, concerns, suggestions and helpful tips? So our free range expirement failed. Id have loved to have this great homestead utopia with my chickens roaming around the yard pecking and making happy noises. BUT They are so destructive. Omg the even threw all the lava rock...
  10. Poultry
    Ok guys. I lost one. :( So I open the gate to the run every morning and the ladies have free range of the back yard. On 2 sides is 6 ft privacy fence. Othwr 2 sides is welded wire fence and barbed wire that is thebcow pasture. My parents used to keep the fenceline clear and. But somewhere in...
  11. Poultry
    Anyone feed their sourdough starter to chickens? I don't use it much in summer so I started feeding it to them and they love it. Wondering if it could be harmful to them? I got my first egg this week! Finally I'm a true chicken woman!! :D
  12. Poultry
    Where can I buy Spent Hens at in NC ?
  13. Poultry
    Would anybody be interested in sharing what their coop looks like? I built my own from scratch and would really like everybody else to show theirs off. I love seeing the different styles. here is mine! If anybody is interested, I have a video tour on my blog. here is the link...
  14. Pigs
    So I have 4 acres of green pasture with some trees fenced in. I plan on doing 3 hot wires to keep the goats and dogs from rubbing on the fence. I want to have my 16 chickens, 3 goats, 3 pigs (AGH so should be docile enough to not kill the chickens), and 2 live stock guardian dogs in this fence...
  15. Beekeeping
    I have a question for anyone that keeps bees and chickens. Will chickens eat the live bees? I have a bee yard/orchard and I want to let the chickens in to help clean up. I am just envisioning a chicken sitting outside of the hive eating the bees as they land on the hive. Should I worry or should...
  16. Poultry
    Does anyone live in Southern California and have been successful raising Cornish Cross Chickens? If so, where do you get your chicks from? We are in the Oak Hills/Hesperia area, in the High Desert. Thanks!
  17. Homesteading Questions
    We moved from Pittsburgh Pa to the mountains of WV. We plan on starting a small farm here and if anyone has any tips please feel free to give them.
  18. Poultry
    I nuke the shells to dry them thoroughly and to make them brittle, then chop them up and feed them to my chickens. Heard it's a good source of calcium for them. Question is, do I bother removing the membrane from inside the shell? I've been doing it absentmindedly, but is there a point?
  19. Poultry
    Hi all, I am thinking about getting a rooster to add in with my 6 laying hens. I have 3 barred rocks, and 3 rhode island reds. If I got a barred rock rooster, would the cross-breed between it and the rhode island hen be okay for my flock? Would there be any complications, or would it matter at...
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