Chickens, goats, alpacas, and other critters: animal husbandry for the small-scale farm or homestead
Rotational Grazing: Sustainable Animal Husbandry for Almost Anyone
Rotational grazing is a method of managing livestock where animals are moved systematically between different grazing areas. We've applied it to chickens and alpacas, but these are not the only animals that benefit from this sustainable grazing method!
7 Things to Consider When Building a Chicken Coop
Are you looking for ideas on how to build a chicken coop? In this article, ...
Why Raise a Heritage Chicken Breed?
When you start raising chickens, you definitely want to find the type of ...
What are the Best Animals for Self-Sufficiency?
Animals for self-sufficiency on a small farm or homestead: cost, care, ...
Raising Chickens — from Hatching Eggs to Laying Hens
If you've got a few chickens and are looking to get more — hatching eggs and raising your own chicks is a fun way ...
Chickens and Self-Sufficiency: Is Raising Chickens Cost-Effective?
Can you save money raising chickens for eggs and/or meat? How cost-effective are chickens, and how can they help us be more self-sufficient?
Happy Chickens with a Mobile Coop and Electric Netting
A mobile coop and an electric fence: the perks of free-ranging chickens combined with the safety of a regular chicken run.
Keeping Animals in Spain: Getting Started
Thinking about moving off-grid and starting a farm (with animals) in Spain? Make sure you’ve got the right property for the job, file the right paperwork, etc. This video will get you on the right track!
7 Reasons Why Brahmas Are the King of All Chicken Breeds
Brahma chickens are large birds with feathered feet. As a typical dual purpose chicken breed, they're good and reliable laying hens, have tasty meat, and on top of that they make great pets.
What’s the Difference Between an Alpaca and a Llama?
Llama vs alpaca: how these camelids don't just look different, their behavior is also very distinct... and they're being used for very different purposes.
What do Chickens Need?
How to keep your hens healthy, happy and laying: shelter, diet, protection and more chicken care 101.
How To Let Your Broody Hen Hatch Eggs For You
Caring for a broody hen, breaking broody hens, and all about hatching chicks naturally!
Why We Chose Alpacas as Livestock for our Small Farm
We live on an olive and almond farm, and this is why we chose alpacas as the "perfect" livestock to keep the grass and tree shoots in check around our productive trees.
9 Tips to Keep your Chickens Safe from Foxes
How can you make sure the friendly neighbourhood foxes don't have your chickens on the menu? Start with these 9 practical tips; and stay vigilant…
Choosing Grazers For Our Farm: Pros and Cons of 7 different animals
We want our finca to be lush and green; we think the most efficient way to keep the grass nice and short, is to have grazers keep it that way. On the long run, it's not that much more expensive - and a lot more fun.