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Icelandic Sheep: A Closer Look
Domestic & Farm Animals

Icelandic Sheep: A Closer Look

Icelandic Sheep are a truly triple-purpose breed of sheep. They can provide you with milk. meat and fiber. Learn more about this ancient breed of sheep and how it can help you meet your homesteading needs.......[Read More]
Farm Diversification - How To Make A Living Without Giving Up The Good Life
Domestic & Farm Animals

Farm Diversification - How To Make A Living Without Giving Up The Good Life

Farming has been my life, from a farmers daughter to a farmers wife through a divorce and back to my childhood home. The sad thing is my former home is still a farmhouse but only in name. A reflection of how traditional farming just does not pay any more, the house is now part of aredevelopment, tha......[Read More]
Makeshift Chicken Coop For 10 Chickens
Domestic & Farm Animals

Makeshift Chicken Coop For 10 Chickens

Is it possible to make a makeshift chicken coop for poultry measuring over 10 chickens? Well yes and no. Yes as any determined person can easily find any existing construction to alter to his needs and No because such constructions are hardly suited to the task at hand.........[Read More]
Things You Need to Consider When You Build a Chicken Coop
Domestic & Farm Animals

Things You Need to Consider When You Build a Chicken Coop

If you are looking to build a chicken coop then it is suggested that you follow the steps that are given below. Firstly, you need to set a design on a sheet or paper before you do anything else. Colors of the walls and the roof should also need to be worked out.......[Read More]
Hen Houses - Building a Hen House by the Book
Domestic & Farm Animals

Hen Houses - Building a Hen House by the Book

Hen houses are without a doubt a worthy endeavor. When you build them they not only need to be able to sustain your chickens, they also need to look good. For this reason it would be best for you to follow a plan and of course take a few simple tips into consideration when building hen houses.......[Read More]
Starting to Raise Cattle - 4 Important Considerations When Buying Cattle Breed
Domestic & Farm Animals

Starting to Raise Cattle - 4 Important Considerations When Buying Cattle Breed

As with any purchase it is important that you get value for your money. If you are uncertain about how to purchase a beef animal then it would be best to deal with someone who is ethical and understands this side of the business. This could include a family member, friend, neighbor, local farmer or ......[Read More]
Owning Chickens - A Guide to Domestic Poultry
Domestic & Farm Animals

Owning Chickens - A Guide to Domestic Poultry

Whether you are thinking about taking the first steps towards self sufficiency or you are simply looking to save money by producing your own food, chickens are the perfect way to start. Owning chickens is great for the environment and you will be reducing your carbon footprint with zero food miles o......[Read More]
How to Hatch Your Own Chickens
Domestic & Farm Animals

How to Hatch Your Own Chickens

Hatching chickens yourself is actually much easier than many people think. Apart from saving yourself the expense of buying chickens, you get to witness first hand the wonder of eggs hatching into chicks and observe then develop into fully grown chickens.......[Read More]
How to Report a Stranded Sea Turtle
Reptiles

How to Report a Stranded Sea Turtle

Sea turtles have been around for more than 100 million years. Once numbering in the millions, now only seven species of sea turtles survive, all of them endangered. The colossal creatures can grow up to 6 feet and well over 1,000 lbs., and have life expectancies that may top 100 years. How many o......[Read More]
Russian Tortoise Habitat
Reptiles

Russian Tortoise Habitat

The Russian tortoise is a small, adaptable tortoise. The tortoise is native to Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northern and eastern Iran, northwestern China and Kazakhstan.......[Read More]
Leopard Gecko Hide Boxes
Reptiles

Leopard Gecko Hide Boxes

Are you looking for a leopard gecko as new pet in your house? Well before you make the purchase learn what you need to know to make sure that your leopard gecko has plenty of places to hide around its enclosure.......[Read More]
Is A Reptile or Snake the Right Pet for Your Child?
Reptiles

Is A Reptile or Snake the Right Pet for Your Child?

Reptiles and snakes are exotic, interesting, and a different kind of pet. Reptiles or snakes may make the perfect pet for your child after you consider some of the facts before deciding to bring one home.......[Read More]
Tips for Taking Care of a Pet Turtle
Reptiles

Tips for Taking Care of a Pet Turtle

Turtles are one of the more novel pets to own. They are both land and water animals, they can live up to 40-years, and their unique shelled bodies are fascinating to both children and adults. These animals are much more than a novelty though. They are complex beings that need a complex environment t......[Read More]
Secrets to Caring For a Baby Red Eared Slider
Reptiles

Secrets to Caring For a Baby Red Eared Slider

Raising a baby red eared slider can be a rewarding experience if you know what you're doing. Find out the secrets to raising a happy and healthy baby red eared slider.......[Read More]
How to Care for a Russian Tortoise
Reptiles

How to Care for a Russian Tortoise

With their sociable personalities and lively natures, Russian tortoises can be a great addition to any family. Though not difficult to take care of, they do require the proper housing, environment and diet to ensure proper health. With these considerations taken care of, a Russian tortoise can liv......[Read More]
Important Koi Supplies
Pets Fish

Important Koi Supplies

You do not need to carry a wide range of supplies to successfully keep Koi. These fish are great eaters so keep up your supply of food. Chemical test kits for a pond to test for the levels of adverse chemicals like ammonia are very important - and you should use them. The odd spare part can also be ......[Read More]
Arowana - Getting Your Tank Water Conditions Right
Pets Fish

Arowana - Getting Your Tank Water Conditions Right

For an arowana the most important thing is the initial set up. If you get this right then you will have more time to enjoy your fish without the worry.......[Read More]
Clown Loach Diet
Pets Fish

Clown Loach Diet

Clown loaches are a popular aquarium fish, originally from Indonesia. In the wild, they spend most of their time in rivers, then migrate up smaller waterways to mate. These fish are related to carp, and have a distinctive spine under each eye. They also have very small, nearly invisible scales. Clow......[Read More]
My Fighting Fish Are Blowing Bubbles But Not Eating
Pets Fish

My Fighting Fish Are Blowing Bubbles But Not Eating

If you have a pair of Siamese fighting fish in your aquarium that appear to be preoccupied with blowing bubbles in a corner of the aquarium, they are building a bubble nest in preparation for spawning. Fighting fish, also known as bettas, may stop feeding for a day or two and become overly aggressiv......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Green Pond Water
Pets Fish

How to Get Rid of Green Pond Water

Getting rid of green pond water is the major goal and expense of KOI pond owners. Do you know what causes your pond to turn green? Is it something you have done or just nature at work? To some degree it is both, but Mother Nature is much more resilient than we are and able to fight our efforts extre......[Read More]