Backyard Livestock 101: A Guide to the Most Common Animals for Urban Farming Our way of life may have changed from homesteads and ranches in many parts of the Midwest to fast-paced urban centers of activity, but that doesn't mean that we can't embrace a quieter side of life. Efforts to reintroduce a more eco-friendly mindset to urbanized areas has opened the doors to some new regulations for allowing small farms and livestock within city limits.
Comb-To-Toe Checkup for Chicken Ailments - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Can you recognize chicken ailments before it's too late? Performing regular checkups can identify and ward off problems before they become worse. Spending time with your flock on a regular basis apart from the regular feeding and cleaning is a good habit to get into.
Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter - Backyard Poultry Whether ordering through a hatchery, buying baby chicks from the farm store, or hatching your own, there are seven common illnesses from which they might suffer. You should be aware of these diseases so that you can recognize them quickly. For some, quick treatment can save your sick chicks.