Shallow Pond Farm

Muscovy Ducks

Muscovy ducks are a weird bird.  They are the only domestic duck that is not from the mallard family, they are more closely related to ...

Chicken Beginnings

My husband wanted to get chickens, he knew I didn’t want a farm but he can talk me into just about anything so I said ...

Why American Chinchilla Rabbits?

When people decide they want to raise rabbits for meat, I believe that a little research is healthy.  I think, and this is just my ...

Dixie, the Blind Deaf Goat.

When we decided we wanted to add goats to our farm I did a lot of research (I am a planner) and decided that Nubian ...

Stray Guinea Fowl

About six months ago the kids rush in the house very excited.  “Momma! Momma, there’s a turkey in our yard!” I doubted this very much, but ...

A Formidable Predator

Last year we went from upwards of seventy birds to thirteen.  It was horrible.  It was wasn’t some exotic bird epidemic, but a predator and ...

What’s in a name? Naming the Farm.

If you plan on marketing your farm/ranch, choosing a name for your farm is a rather important decision and can actually play a role in ...

Turkey Hatch PART I

When a friend asked me to incubate some turkey eggs for him, I was hesitant, to say the least.  Messing up your own eggs is ...

A Clean Rabbit Hutch is Step #1 to a Healthy Bunny

A clean rabbit hutch can make the difference between a healthy bunny and an unhealthy bunny.  The importance of keeping you rabbits environment clean can ...

Keeping Rabbits Cool in a Hot Climate

When I first got rabbits I put them smack dab in the middle of my garden, it was January…  And while this was very convenient ...

What do all those labels mean?

Shopping for eggs used to be a simple thing. You had very little choice, but with consumer awareness comes a lot of options that most ...

Day One or Zero?

There is a very cute little chart floating around the web that is wrong.  I just happened upon it while reading on my favorite chicken forums. ...

Turkey Hatch PART 2

Daily Once the eggs are in the incubator there isn’t a lot to do, but monitor your temperature and humidity level.  If you do not ...

Turkey Hatch PART 3

Day of Lockdown The last three days of incubation is referred to as lock down.  When your eggs are in the home stretch.  For turkeys, ...

Rabbit Watering System

After owning rabbits for about a week there was one thing that I knew… Rabbits drink a lot of water. I had started out with ...
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Raising Pigs 101 – What I learned About Pigs

Raising Pigs 101 – What I learned About Pigs

The benefits of raising  pigs are obvious... Bacon, pork chops, sausage, roasts, hams... Did I mention bacon?  The meat ratio…

A Clean Rabbit Hutch is Step #1 to a Healthy Bunny

A Clean Rabbit Hutch is Step #1 to a Healthy Bunny

A clean rabbit hutch can make the difference between a healthy bunny and an unhealthy bunny.  The importance of keeping…

4 Things No One Tells You About Goats

4 Things No One Tells You About Goats

Before we got goats I knew there would be surprises, but I thought I was generally prepared.  I had talked…

Incubator Sanitation

Incubator Sanitation

Cleaning your incubator is incredibly important to the success of hatching eggs.  Even if you washed you incubator out the last…

Chicken Coop Problem Solved

Chicken Coop Problem Solved

I would like to share a problem I have been having for the last two weeks and the solution we…

Keeping Rabbits Cool in a Hot Climate

Keeping Rabbits Cool in a Hot Climate

When I first got rabbits I put them smack dab in the middle of my garden, it was January...  And…

Wryneck in newly hatched chick

Wryneck in newly hatched chick

Wryneck, stargazing, crookneck, limberneck are all terms used to describe a condition called torticollis.  Basically, this is a neurological disorder defined…

Rabbit Watering System

Rabbit Watering System

After owning rabbits for about a week there was one thing that I knew... Rabbits drink a lot of water.…

Day One or Zero?

Day One or Zero?

There is a very cute little chart floating around the web that is wrong.  I just happened upon it while reading…

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