Category: Backyard Livestock

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Brooding and Caring for Chicks
Starting your chicks<br /> <br /> <br /> Raising a flock of chickens for home meat or egg production can be an easy and rewarding experience. Befor...
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Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock
As New Hampshire becomes more urban, the potential for conflict between the farming and non-farming communities increases. By using *best management p...
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Identifying Productive Laying Hens [video]
Make sure that all of your hens are earning their keep.<br /> <br /> This video will give you tips to identifying which chickens are in good laying ...
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Internal Parasites in Chickens
Internal Parasites can be classified into two basic groups, worms and protozoa.<br /> <br /> Parasitic disease differs from bacterial and viral dise...
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Poultry Health & Management for the Small Flock
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 ...
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Producing Your Own Eggs
Sources of Hens<br /> <br /> Though it’s sometimes possible to buy five-month old pullets that are ready to start laying eggs, it’s more likely you’...
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Raising Broilers
Broilers are hybrid chickens bred for fast growth and finish. Typically raised to about 5 pounds, they are usually processed between 7 and 9 weeks of ...
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Raising Turkeys
Housing<br /> <br /> <br /> If you choose to raise turkeys indoors on floors that are cleanable, it will be easier to control predators and parasit...
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Swine Nutrition
General Considerations<br /> <br /> Factors Affecting Feeding Performance<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Genetics<br /> <br /> Feed efficiency in ...
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Taking a Hay Sample [video]
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...
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