Recent Blog Posts

  • How to Introduce New Cats

    October 15, 2017
    Whether you have one, two or many, cats can be wonderful members of your family. Because cats can be territorial, however, it is necessary to be cautious when bringing home a new cat and introducing it to your other feline family members.
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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    October 1, 2017
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • How to Get an Older Dog to Learn a New Name

    September 15, 2017
    Adopting an older dog can be the ideal addition to your family. Not only are you giving the dog a new and loving home, but it will give you love, companionship and so much more in return.
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  • Giving Your Chickens a Dust Bath

    September 1, 2017
    A dust bath is more than a fun game or occasional entertainment for your chickens – it is an essential part of grooming to keep the birds' skin and feathers in peak condition and free of mites, fleas, lice and other parasites.
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  • Best Ways to Get Rid of and Prevent Fleas and Ticks

    August 15, 2017
    Fleas and ticks are no one's favorite guests, but dealing with these pests is an inevitable part of pet ownership. Fortunately, there are easy ways to get rid of fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.
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  • Pecking Order in Chicks

    July 15, 2017
    Every commercial poultry farmer, hobby farmer or urban backyard farmer who keep a few chickens is aware that a pecking order exists in every flock, but how can young chicks fit into that hierarchy?
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  • Strategies for Feeding Show Animals

    July 1, 2017
    A good diet is essential for the highest quality show animals, no matter what type of livestock you hope to exhibit.
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  • How to Solve Trailer Loading Issues with Your Horse

    June 15, 2017
    Any equine enthusiast is well aware with the struggles associated with loading a horse into a trailer. It’s natural for your horse to experience nervousness and anxiety when being loaded into a trailer whether it ‘s the first or fifteenth time.
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  • Nutrition Your Cattle Needs

    June 1, 2017
    Good nutrition is essential for the health of your herd, but there are many different factors that affect what nutrition your cattle need. By understanding your cattle's needs, you can adjust their diet to offer them the best possible feed in different situations.
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  • Best Practices When Feeding a Bird Suet

    May 15, 2017
    Suet is a rich energy source ideal for many birds, especially during migration when birds need more fuel to complete their journeys or in winter when they convert the calories to essential body heat.
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  • Why A Rabbit Is The Perfect Pet For The Family!

    May 1, 2017
    I remember growing up as a child I always wanted a pet rabbit. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t. Rabbits were soft, easy to care for, and each one kind of reminded you of Bugs Bunny from the cartoon which of course, was a big plus.
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  • Attracting Wild Turkeys

    May 1, 2017
    Wild turkeys are amazing birds and they can be fun to have in the backyard, but only if you're properly prepared for their visits. These birds can be challenging guests, and they're not welcome in every birder's backyard. Do You Have a Chance to Attract Wild Turkeys?
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  • Deworming Your Cattle

    April 15, 2017
    When your cattle herd has problems with tape worms, it can wreak havoc with their digestion systems. Knowing what to do about it can save you a lot of problems in the long haul.
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  • Adding New Chicks to Your Flock

    April 1, 2017
    Whether you need to replace aging hens, want to increase the diversity of your poultry or just need a few more chickens to meet your needs or increase your profits, you must take great care when adding new chicks to your flock.
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  • Tips on Bottle Feeding Calves, Lambs and Goats

    March 15, 2017
    No matter what type of livestock you raise, bottle feeding hungry youngsters is occasionally necessary. It doesn't have to be a hassle, however, and there are many ways to make bottle feeding calves, lambs and goats easy and enjoyable for both you and the animals. Why Bottle Feed?
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    March 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Benefits of Having a Rooster In Your Flock

    February 15, 2017
    Roosters can add many advantages to your home and to your flock. Some may see it as a bad idea, but there are many key benefits to having a rooster in your flock. Among these benefits include fertilization, behavior, defense and beauty.
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  • Tips for Creating a Living Space for your Baby Chicks

    February 1, 2017
    Newly hatched chicks, ducklings, goslings and turkey poults require that their very basic needs for shelter, warmth, food and water be met in order to survive. Good care and management with a bit of TLC will go a long way in providing a healthy start for your young flock.
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  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    January 15, 2017
    Every dog owner is familiar with their pet's emotions and moods from begging eagerly for a treat to excited to go for a walk to dramatic and fearful about a bath. There is one mood, however, that is often overlooked, simply because the owner is not around to see it – separation anxiety.
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    January 1, 2017
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • Tips to Keep Pets and Christmas Trees Separate

    December 1, 2016
    In many homes, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is the undisputed centerpiece of holiday decorations. Unfortunately, the garlands, tinsel, lights, and ornaments are just as attractive to pets, but can be dangerous if cats and dogs decide this unusual tree is a new and fascinating toy.
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  • How to Prepare Your Chickens For Winter

    November 15, 2016
    Chickens are a surprisingly resilient bird where winter is concerned. This is especially true if your poultry belongs to one of the winter-hardy breeds such as Blue Andalusian, Dominique, Brahma, or Plymouth Rocks.
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  • Games to Play With Your Cat

    October 15, 2016
    Cats may seem independent and aloof, but they still need the attention and interaction of play. Fortunately, there are many fun, simple games cat owners can play with their feline friends. Benefits of Playing With Your Cat Playing with a cat is more than just a game.
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  • Storm Preparation Tips for Horse & Cattle Owners

    October 1, 2016
    Properly caring for horses or livestock during a threatening storm requires careful planning and preparation. No one is immune to disaster and that’s why we implement strategies and plans to overcome dangerous weather. No matter what the disaster may be, it never hurts to be prepared.
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  • Bird Feeding Tips for Fall

    September 15, 2016
    As the last heat wave of summer fades, bird feeders are disappearing from backyards. Most bird lovers assume that as the weather cools and mass migration sweeps in, their beloved winged friends don't need human assistance in finding food; they can forage for it themselves.
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