Goat hoof trimming is a necessary part of keeping and raising goats. When a goat cooperates, hoof trimming can easily and smoothly fit into your regular maintenance routine. But if a goat persists in struggling and kicking, hoof trimming can become a dreaded and dangerous chore.
SNEEDVILLE / ROGERSVILLE - Persons who are involved with raising sheep or goats may be interested in signing up for a Hancock and Hawkins County Master Small Ruminant Course, to be offered in September. The course will be taught on four days between two weeks, from 6-9 p.m. each evening: Thursday, Sept.
When it comes to raising dairy goats there comes a time when drying them off for the season is needed. Drying goats off does not have to be painful for you or the girls. Our milking season is rather short due to our weaning process and drying process.
Pipestone resident Danielle Thompson has officially asked the Pipestone City Council to consider amending its current code to allow backyard chickens within city limits. "I am requesting this change because as a rural community, I believe it should be allowed that residents [can] have up to eight chickens at their residence," Thompson wrote in a letter to the city.
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Animals and flies seem to go hand in hand on a farm. So what is flystrike? If you have livestock, you most likely battle the common stable fly, and you're always on the hunt for effective fly deterrent strategies. If animal manure piles up and is not composted properly, your fly population will increase past the point of annoyance.
How long do chickens lay eggs? At some point, even the best egg-laying chicken breeds stop laying. A new pullet has 15,000 (or more) microscopic eggs in her ovaries at the time of hatching but will not actually lay that many as an adult.
Gary and Renee Brucker's beloved pets are chickens. Four hens, to be exact. "They're kind of hard on my wife's flowers, but it's fun having them," Gary Brucker said. The Bruckers hold one of nine permits for backyard chickens granted since the Mandan City Commission adopted an ordinance in March allowing the poultry in city limits after requests from residents who wanted to raise the birds for fresh eggs.