Rabbits

Are Rabbits Right for You?

It is undeniable that rabbits are adorable and have lots of personality. Rabbits are not right for every family however. Following are the questions you should ask yourself before adding rabbits to your farm or family. Why are you looking to get rabbits? Rabbits are a multipurpose animal. Deciding ahead of time what purpose your …

Alpacas

What Do Alpacas Eat?

Alpacas are a domesticated mammal originating from the South American mountains, notably the Andes of Southern Peru, Western Bolivia, Ecuador, and Northern Chile. Their wild ancestors, vicunas, can still be found there. Alpacas have been domesticated for over 1000 years and were invaluable to daily life in the local cultures. Today, Peru, Bolivia, & Chile are …

Ducks

Top 5 Essential Duck Care Tips

Ducks make an excellent addition to any homestead. They are reliable layers of extra large eggs and are excellent foragers to help keep your yard pest free. Plus they have such fun personalities! It is impossible not to smile while watching your ducks splash about in a puddle or small pool. Ducks are hardy birds …

Rabbits

Is Your Rabbit Happy?

Rabbits can be very quiet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t tell you how they are feeling! The more time you spend with your bunny, the better you will get at reading his body language. Most bunny owners want their buns to be living their best life. So how can you tell if your rabbit …

Alpacas

M Worm and Alpacas

M Worm, or Meningeal Worm is a parasite most US & southern Canadian alpaca owners need to be aware of. The effects of this parasite can cause paralysis or death in alpacas, but there are steps you can take to keep your herd safe. The story of the meningeal worm The meningeal worm’s natural host …

Ducks

Angel Wing in Ducks

Angel Wing is a wing deformity that can occur with ducks while they are still growing. A duck with Angel Wing has the flight feathers on one or both wings twist away from the body so they stick out instead of laying flat around their midsection. The main feathers in the wing grow over each …