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Chicks in the Mail

Get it?  Chicks in the mail? The chicks arrived at our post office this morning, less than 48 hours from being born.  I had to order at least 15 birds for them to ship in January.  In warmer months the minimum order is 3.  They huddle together to keep warm. Thankfully hubby was able to run and pick them…

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Baby chick watering device

I wanted to call it a waterer, but apparently that isn’t a word.  Thanks, spell check. I ordered some water nipples off of Amazon, 25 for $7.00.  Yep, water nipples. I took an empty almond milk container and carefully drilled a hole into the cap and two holes into the bottom of the container. I screwed the water nipple…

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Visiting the Home of Max and Lucy

We’ve been considering ways to protect against predators.  I’m most concerned about my chickens that should be delivered this week.  Our research shows livestock guardian dogs (LGD) are the best bet as far as protecting chickens.  We visited a guy named Matt who had a convincing Craig’s List add touting the puppies of two of his LGDs.  He has bred before and reports rave…

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Deworming a horse

I’m becoming an expert at deworming animals: dog, pigs, horse.  What next? Deworming a horse (my horse) wasn’t difficult at all.  Once I figured out how the plunger worked.  Let’s break this down into steps. 1)  Play with a new tube of deworming medication and accidentally squirt the medicine all over your leg.  I recommend you skip step one….

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