Anyone considering keeping hens in their backyard must give them a comfortable, clean and secure house. Learn about how to keep your hens happy and healthy.
Caring for Farm Animals
Learn what farm animals need to be happy and healthy.
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A diagram of the points on a chicken and a rooster. A basic introduction to poultry anatomy and physiology.
The brooding & feeding systems described are suitable for small numbers of chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. Topics: temperature, equipment, floor space, feeding, etc.
A complete manual outlining aspects of poultry care from anatomy and terminology to behaviour. This is vital information for those considering adopting poultry.
A complete manual outlining aspects of sheep and goat care from anatomy & terminology to behaviour. Vital info for those considering sheep or goats.
A complete manual outlining aspects of cattle care from anatomy and terminology to behaviour. This is vital information for those considering adopting cattle.
Getting a cow is a big responsibility and there is lots to know such as types of feed, amount of feed and seasonal changes.
This article covers the basics of caring and keeping a horse or pony; horse needs, purchasing a horse, keeping a horse, horse safety, equine farriers, equine dentists, saddle fitting, equine veterinarian, transport and more.
Horses and ponies need food. Learn what is required to keep your horse & pony healthy. This article covers dietary requirements, feed costs, drought effects & much more.
To understand horses we must be aware of their herd instinct, predator-prey defence ways, dominant/ submissive behaviour, vocalisations, ear positions and body language.