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Summer Wild Bird Feeding and Care Tips

Summer Wild Bird Feeding and Care Tips

Summer is a delightful season filled with the sights and sounds of nature at its most vibrant. Among the many joys of summer is the presence of wild birds, adding beauty and music to our gardens and outdoor spaces. Providing care and nourishment to these feathered visitors can be a rewarding experience. In this blog, we’ll explore essential tips for summer wild bird feeding and care to ensure they thrive during the warmer months. 1. Choose the Right Bird Feeders: Types of Feeders: Tube Feeders: Ideal for small seed mixes and attracting a variety of birds like finches, chickadees, and...

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Chirping into Spring: Essential Tips for Early Chick Care

Chirping into Spring: Essential Tips for Early Chick Care

As the world awakens to the warmth of early spring, backyard poultry enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the arrival of new feathered additions. Raising chicks during this season requires thoughtful care and attention to ensure they thrive and grow into healthy, happy members of your flock. In this blog, we'll explore essential tips for early spring chick care, guiding you through the delicate process of nurturing these tiny bundles of fluff. 1. Cozy Brooding Setup: Create a warm and secure brooding environment for your chicks. Use a brooder lamp to maintain a temperature of around 95°F (35°C) initially, and gradually decrease it...

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From Egg to Chick: A Home Hatchery Guide and 30-Day Journey

From Egg to Chick: A Home Hatchery Guide and 30-Day Journey

Embarking on the journey of hatching eggs at home can be a rewarding experience, offering a front-row seat to the miracle of life. Whether you're a seasoned poultry enthusiast or a first-time hatchery, this blog will guide you through the process of hatching eggs at home and provide a comprehensive 30-day plan for nurturing baby chicks as they embark on their life's journey. Hatching Eggs at Home 1. Choosing Fertile Eggs: Start your hatchery journey by selecting fertile eggs from healthy, disease-free hens and roosters. Ensure that the eggs are fresh, clean, and free from cracks. 2. Setting Up an...

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How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

How Supplements Can Benefit Your Horse

Ideally, a natural grazing diet would meet all of your horse's nutritional needs, but that isn't always possible or practical. How, then, do you know if supplements are necessary, which ones may be best and how they can benefit your horse? Why You Might Need to Consider Supplements There are many reasons why adding supplements to your horse's diet may be helpful or even necessary. While every horse has different nutritional needs and not every horse will require supplements even in the same circumstances, factors that can influence a need for supplements include… Pasture Quality: If the only pasture available...

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Tips On Raising Poultry

Tips On Raising Poultry

Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of. Once everything is up and running smoothly, you may be surprised how little maintenance is necessary, but this, of course, is the product of proper planning and preparation. Begin by choosing a coop location on your property. Chickens do not need copious space to thrive, but it’s best to reserve at least a 6 ft...

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