When can chicks move outside?
Chickens

When Can Chicks Move Outside?

This simple question has dozens of answers. When a mother chicken hatches out her brood, she will usually take her chicks out for their first adventure in the new world by day 2. Clearly, chicks can handle being outside right from the beginning. But that mother hen is a portable source of heat & security …

Gardening

Bringing Back Victory Gardens!

During WWI and WWII Americans (and residents of many other countries) banded together to help supplement the food supply chain amid food rationing and shortages among agricultural workers. During WWII, 1/3 of the vegetables produced in America came from the over 18 million Victory Gardens. Growing a Victory Garden not only helped to feed your …

Rabbits

Introducing New Rabbits

Rabbits are very social creatures and if at all possible should always be kept with other bunny friends. But how can you introduce two future Bunny Best Friends? Rabbits might not like living alone, but it doesn’t mean introducing new rabbits is easy, they are also quite territorial. It’s best done slowly so each rabbit …

Ducks

Ducklings & Niacin

Niacin (also known at Vitamin B3) is a vital nutrient that ducklings need to grow strong & healthy bones. Anyone who has raised ducklings knows they grow crazy fast – sometimes it seems to happen right before your eyes. In the first two weeks of life, the average duckling gains 7 times their birth weight!! …