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Cheap Fencing Ideas for the Homestead

With the rising costs of fencing materials, we're always on the lookout for cheap fencing ideas. Fences don't have to be complex or expensive to do the job. Read More

Safely Castrating Calves

The best age and method for castrating calves may vary, depending on your situation. Some stockmen feel that a calf should be allowed to grow all summer before being castrated, since calves grow faster as bulls. Read More

Goat Journal May/June 2021
April 2, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal May/June 2021 is in homes April 22nd but digital subscribers and All-Access members can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for stories on getting started with a dairy goat herd, bucks with lactating udders, why people with cow milk protein allergies may tolerate goat milk, and a breed profile of the Toggenburg goat! Read More

Goat Journal Special Issue: Head to Hoof Health Vol. 2
February 25, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal Special Issue 2021 — Goat Health from Head to Hoof Vol. 2 — is in homes March 18th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Goat Journal for valuable stories about maintaining health and avoiding diseases — from head to hoof! Read More

Patrick and Friends
May 24, 2021 · · Ownership

Lisa at Ruby Slipper Goat Rescue loves helping goats. She has become quite adept at helping goats who need a wheelchair, whether temporarily or permanently. Patrick is only the latest goat sporting wheels. Read More

Backyard Poultry June/July 2021
May 11, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry June/July 2021 — 16/3 is in homes May 13th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for exciting stories on youth entrepreneurship and kids in agriculture, duck color genetics, and the best duck breeds for meat and eggs, PLUS All Cooped Up: Candidiasis! Read More

Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back — Starts May 3rd
April 28, 2021 · · Coops,Giveaways

Grand Prize Winner — as chosen by the Backyard Poultry editorial staff — will receive a ChickSafe Eco Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener from Brinsea, prominent placement in the August / September 2021 issue of Backyard Poultry, a commemorative coop sign, and a copy of Reinventing the Chicken Coop from our bookstore. Read More

10 Common Mistakes New Poultry Owners Make With Chicks
May 25, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Most of the mistakes people make when starting out with baby chicks can easily be avoided with a little advanced preparation. Here are 10 typical errors and how to avoid them. Read More

What Happens When the Queen Bee Dies?

Raising honeybees is a challenge. One day your hive looks good and a few days later you wonder if it’s going to live. Read More