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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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Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

Feeding Success in the New Year: Farming and Livestock Care Resolutions

As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, it's the perfect time to reflect on the past and set intentions for a thriving future. For our farming community, New Year's resolutions aren't just about personal goals; they're about nurturing the health and prosperity of our animals and cultivating success in every harvest. In this blog, we'll explore resolutions and strategies to elevate your farm's productivity and your livestock's well-being in the coming year. Revitalize Nutrition Plans: Start the year by reevaluating and optimizing your livestock's nutrition plans. Explore new feeds and supplements that align with the specific...

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Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Winter May Mean Increased Respiratory Problems for Horses

Cold temperatures and brisk winter air may be refreshing for a deep breath or brief outdoor walks, but winter leads to many air quality issues that can create severe respiratory problems in horses, particularly in barns. While barns may keep horses safe and warm in the winter, poor ventilation can lead to a range of health concerns. Fortunately, there are several ways to improve winter air quality and keep horses breathing easy. Winter Barn Air Quality and Horse Health Issues When horses are stabled in secure barns in winter, they are warm, but they are also at risk from poor...

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Factors to Consider Before Building a Fence

Factors to Consider Before Building a Fence

It’s true that good fences make good neighbors, but how can you put up a good fence to be a good neighbor? Understanding the basics and making the best choices for your needs and your yard can help you build a fantastic, friendly fence. Why Do You Need a Fence? There are many reasons why a fence can be beneficial for your yard, landscape, and property. Top reasons many homeowners put up fences include: Privacy: A solid fence, or even one with some decorative latticework or open design, can provide privacy on small lots when neighbors may be in close...

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Five Factors of Hay Quality

Five Factors of Hay Quality

To most individuals passing through rural areas, hay seems simple. Its dry, tough, and it feeds livestock. However there’s more to hay than meets the eye. Hay is one of those grasses where it is particularly hard to see the quality and composition. The best way to truly know the quality of hay you are using is to test it. Essentially, hay quality is affected by five major factors; stages of maturity, leafiness, color, foreign matter, and odor and condition. Out of all of these factors, the stages of maturity are the most important. The growth stage of the hay...

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