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Mites in Goats

Skin problems in goats are fairly common and can be quite confusing. Mites cause mange, which is just one of the reasons that a goat can suffer from hair loss, dry skin, thickening of skin, scabs, and pustules. Some of … Read More

Egg Recipes

Egg Recipes

It’s egg season! While most people would say it’s spring, those of us with chickens know it’s egg season. After a few months of few to no eggs — because hens don’t lay in the dark days of winter unless … Read More

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Australorp Chickens

By Tasha Greer Why did the Orpington chicken cross the ocean to Australia? To become an Australorp, of course! Australorp is a contraction of Australian Orpington. But this chook breed is no mere contraction. It’s a distinctly Australian layer with … Read More

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Bantam Chickens: Small But Mighty

We got our first bantam chickens in 2002 entirely by accident. I had ordered turkeys from a hatchery, and the box included 15 tiny chicks! We already had Buff Orpingtons and Silver-Laced Wyandottes, so I knew immediately that these were … Read More

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