Farm Animals as Pets
How to Keep Free-Range Chickens Out of Your Garden
There are so many benefits to having your chickens free-range, but they can wreak havoc on your garden. Here are five tricks to help keep your chickens away from your crops.
Rotational Grazing With Portable Electric Net Fences
Rotational grazing is good for your animals and good for your land. Learn how to use an electric netting fence for your sheep, goats, pigs, and more.
Preparing Your Animals for a Successful Winter on the Homestead
Winter can be a challenging time for you and your animals. Here are some ways we keep our animals safe and warm through the season.
How to Convert a Swing Set Into a Chicken Coop or Duck House
This is a guide detailing how we turned an old swing set into a home for our ducks that could also be used for chickens.
Miniature Farm Animals: Pygmy Goats, Micro Pigs, and More
Here are five friendly animals in small sizes that are perfect for petting zoos and family farms. Learn what each of these mini animals needs.
15 Best Goat Breeds for Meat
Meat goats are very easy to care for. They can be raised with little supplemental grain and minimal shelter. Their small size, adaptability to drastic environmental conditions, huge productivity and excellent fertility make them ideal for anyone looking to raise farm animals.
Why Your Next Pet Should Be a Goat
If you have an ample grassy area, a secure outdoor shelter, and a big heart for animals, you need a pair of goats. Goats are social animals that require little care other than the essentials and your love. Take a look at the goats at my daughter's farm and learn more about these amazing creatures.
15 Best Goat Breeds for Pets
Goats make adorable pets because of their ability to form close bonds with their owners. They are fun, interesting and personable. Most goats are easy to handle and do not require a lot of feed and space. So how about having a goat pet—one like Dan Bilzerian's, the famous internet personality?
The Pros and Cons of Owning Chickens in the Suburbs
Owning chickens in the suburbs might not be for everyone, but please consider it. Here's a long list of both the benefits and detriments of keeping chickens in a not-so-rural area.
How to Prepare Your Chicken Coop for Severe Weather
How do you get your chicken coop ready for blizzards, tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding, or hurricanes? Don't wait until severe weather is imminent to prepare your flock for the storm.
An Expert's Guide to Raising Healthy Chicks (and Surviving Chick Days)
Here is everything you'll want to know before purchasing chicks for the first time.
12 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About Donkeys
In the equine world, the humble, patient, long-eared donkey rarely gets the respect it deserves. It may not be as elegant as an Arabian or as popular a symbol of the American West as the Mustang, but it is every bit as fascinating. Read on for some of the reasons why!
The Pros and Cons of Bottle-Feeding a Baby Goat
I have raised my fair share of bottle-fed baby goats. I own goats as personal pets and as members of our petting zoo. I want my goats to be as friendly and people-oriented as possible. There are definitely pros and cons to raising a baby goat on a bottle. Here are my thoughts.
350+ Pet Goat Names for Your New Goat (From Angus to Waffles)
Thinking about adopting a goat and need some help thinking of good goat names? Here are over 350 goat name ideas to graze through!
250+ Duck Names for Your Feathered Friend (From Aflac to Xerxes)
Who doesn't want to own a pet duck!? Here are more than 250 duck names for your feathered friend!
250+ Pet Pig Names for Your Little Piglet (From Albert to Wally)
Did you know pigs actually make amazing pets?! Here are more than 250 pig name ideas for your adorable piggy pal!
Everything You Need to Know About Pekin Ducks
Pekin ducks have been around for over 2000 years. These beautiful birds grow extremely quickly and produce a lot of meat and eggs. They also make great pets and show birds due to their unique personalities and social skills. This article includes information about diet, habitat, breeding, and more.
DIY Automatic Chicken Watering System for Under $10
Build an automatic watering system for your chickens for less than $10.
How to Build a Homemade Chicken Egg Incubator for Less Than $20
Incubators are expensive, and they aren't always trustworthy. Read on to find out how to create one yourself that works.