Backyard Livestock

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These rare breeds of chickens could make fun additions to your coop
Raising backyard chickens is a great way to be more self-sufficient and is both fun and educational for kids of all ages. These are some breeds to con... Learn More
Tips on keeping chickens warm and protected during cold months
Raising backyard chickens can be a rewarding experience for the whole family and it’s a great way to be more self-sufficient. They are relatively easy... Learn More
The impact of eggs in New Hampshire is far-reaching
The volume of industrial and agricultural infrastructure in New Hampshire gives our state a strong base to support local egg production, consumption a... Learn More


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Internal Parasites can be classified into two basic groups, worms and protozoa.

Parasitic disease differs from bacterial and viral dise... Learn More
You can a lot about hay by looking at it, feeling it, and even (carefully!) smelling it. The video below discusses what sorts of things distinguish hi... Learn More
Forage testing is the best way to assess the quality of your hay, but getting accurate results depends on starting with a representative sample. The v... Learn More

If you choose to raise turkeys indoors on floors that are cleanable, it will be easier to control predators and parasit... Learn More
Sources of Hens

Though it’s sometimes possible to buy five-month old pullets that are ready to start laying eggs, it’s more likely you’... Learn More
Whether for eggs or for meat, in order to have success with your small or large poultry flock, you need to make sure you start and end with a healthy ... Learn More