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Chickens can be a lot of fun to keep, and you get the added benefit of getting fresh eggs on a regular bases. Chickens are flock birds and are not comfortable being kept individually; they should be kept in at least pairs. However, chickens have a set hierarchy and do not take well to new hens being added to their flock.
Published by Patricia Cartwright 61 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
Llamas are often used on farms to guard sheep or goats, learn more about how effective llamas are against predators. How to select a good llama for use as a guard animal. Can a llama protect against coyotes, wolves, or feral dogs? How do llamas guard sheep or goats? How much does a llama cost? Tips on care for a guard llama.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +5 votes | 4 comments
What would cause the death of a lamb that was healthy the day before? Why is my lamb lying in the pasture, not getting up, and is it dying? What is flat lamb syndrome? Learn about one of the concerns in sheep or goats when a multiple birth occurs. Learn why you might find a lamb laying in the stall unable to get up.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 0 comments
What are some of the animals that chew their cud? What is a ruminant? Do cows really have four stomachs? Why do cattle produce so much gas? How do cattle digest their food? Are rabbits ruminants? What animals are ruminants? What organisms do cattle have in their stomachs to help them digest grass?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 2 comments
What is footrot in sheep? What is footrot in goats? What is hoof rot? What is foot rot? What are the symptoms of footrot in sheep and goats. How to treat footrot in sheep. How to treat footrot in goats. Foot rot is a hoof infection that can occur in sheep, goats, and cattle, it causes severe lameness, learn more about this problem and how to prevent it in your flock.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 0 comments
What is scrapie disease in sheep? What is scrapie disease in goats? What are the symptoms of scrapie in a sheep? What are the symptoms of scrapie in a goat? How to diagnose scrapie? Why is my sheep itching? Why is my goat scratching? Scrapie is caused by a prion, it is not fully understood but it does attack the brain.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 0 comments
These cattle breeds are considered large. All of which are one thousand pounds or more in weight. The “Top 16 Largest Cattle Breeds” and “Top 9 Largest Cattle Species” are already included in the article entitled “The Heavily Built Cows: The 25 Largest Cattles By Weight”. Here’s an additional list of large cattle breeds in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 69 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
The legendary creature with one horn is called the “Unicorn”. Most horned animals have a pair of horns such as goats, cows, carabaos and others. In very rare cases, there are also horned animals that were born with 3 horns due to genetic disorders or abnormal conditions. Have you seen an animal with four horns? How about animals with 5 or more horns? What do you call an animal with multiple horns? Check this out!
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 1 comments
If there are colorful fishes and birds there are also colorful reptiles and amphibians. Of course there are colorful mammals too and perhaps colorful pigs also. Were you surprised that there are also colorful pigs in the world? Depending on how you view and see them, somehow some pig species and breeds are awesomely beautiful and colorful too. Here are the ten most colorful pigs in the world.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
As they say, size matters. Cattle raisers prefer large breeds for more meat production and milk production. Large breeds of cow are also stronger working animals. On the other hand, not all large breed are better than smaller ones. Some large breeds may not be suitable and can’t adapt to new climate. Depending on the location and characteristics, a particular breed may be better compared to other. Here are the giants in the cattle world – the “Top 16” largest cattle breeds and...
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 2 comments
Of the more than 800 cattle breeds all over the world, not all are good producers of milk. Many breeds are raised for beef production and many breeds are raised for milk production or both. Here are the best cattle breeds that produce more milk – the world's highest production dairy animals.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 7 comments
There are more than 800 cattle breeds from all over the world. There are hornless breeds and there are breeds with either short or long horns. The horns of other breeds are deliberately removed. Cattle breeds are raised primarily for their meat and milk while others are bred as working animals. Here are some of the most notable breeds with very large or long horns that make them unique in appearance.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 3 comments
Most breeds of pig are raised for human consumptions. Although it is a food taboo to our Muslim brothers and sisters, it is still one of the most consumed animals in the world. Pigs also have one of the largest populations of domestically raised animal worldwide. Some breeds of pig are impressive for their large sizes, coloration and markings. In addition, some pig breeds are simply unique-looking for their long hair.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 2 comments
Spotted animals are among the most beautiful and attractive animals in the world. Do you like spotted animals? Spotted animals are simply amazing and captivating. Although majority of breeds of pig are raised for their meat some breed look awesome for their unique appearance and markings. Longhaired breeds are adorable and huge breeds are simply impressive. Some unique breeds are also captivating and some pig breeds are perfectly good as pets. Spotted animals are simply amazing creatures. Here a...
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 2 comments
Domestic goats or Capra aegagrus hircus are among the oldest animals primarily raised for their meat, milk and fiber or goatskin. There are several recognized goat breeds in the world. Depending on their primary use, they can be categorized as dairy goats, meat goats, etcÂ…. They can also be considered as dual or multipurpose goats. HereÂ’s a list of longhaired breeds of goat and their uses and importance.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 2 comments
There are different types of cattle breeds. There are breeds for dairy purposes and there are breeds for meat/beef purposes or both. There are also multi-purpose cattle breed – for beef, dairy and draft. Cattle breeds also come in different sizes, color and appearance but only few breeds have long hair. Here are some of the few cattle breed with long hair and their uses.
Published by Nobert Bermosa 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 3 comments
Can I keep a bull as a pet? Can I keep a billy goat as a pet? Why are male farm animals mean? How to deal with a dangerous ram? How to handle an aggressive billy goat? How to prevent livestock animals from being mean or dangerous? How to prevent a colt from growing up to be a mean stallion? If you have a mean farm animal, it may have been your fault, learn why.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 3 comments
What are deficiency diseases in cattle? Will the deficiency of copper, calcium, iodine and magnesium cause problems in cattle health? What are the symptoms of such deficiencies? What is the relation between minerals and their content level in the body? The importance of minerals in cattle feed is outlined below. The details of deficiency related diseases are also given.
Published by deepa venkitesh 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 5 comments
What is downer cow disease? What is cold cow disease? Will mad cow syndrome affect humans also? The causes, symptoms and treatment options relating to these cattle diseases are detailed here. People consuming beef and other animal products should be aware of these diseases and the effect it can have on human health. Farms which have large numbers of cattle should report any signs and symptoms of disease to the veterinary before it spreads.
Published by deepa venkitesh 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 5 comments
There are many diseases which affect cows. Anaplasmosis, bloat, ringworm and wooden tongue are detailed here. The animal can be saved if treatment is given immediately. Affected cattle should be isolated so that infections do not spread easily. It is imperative that a farm owner be aware of cattle health hazards so that he can save his animals.
Published by deepa venkitesh 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 5 comments
How to look after newborn baby lambs. Spring is lambing time learn how to care for a newborn lamb for the first week of its life. How to care for newborn sheep. Guide to basic sheep care for young lambs. How do I look after a lamb? Tips on looking after a young lamb, how to tell if a lamb is getting enough to eat, how to care for a lamb that needs to be bottle fed.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +14 votes | 7 comments
Is docking a lamb's tail considered cruel? How are lamb's tails docked? How old are sheep when their tails are docked? Why do farmers dock the tail of a lamb? Why can't lambs keep their tails? Do lambs feel pain when there tails are docked? How are lamb's tails docked? Do all lambs need their tails docked?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 70 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 0 comments
Cattle provide us with milk and meat. There are a lot of fatal diseases which affect cattle. Some of these diseases spread easily and cause large scale mortality. It is very important to diagnose a disease properly and give timely treatment. The health of the cattle should be monitored closely to avoid complications. The most fatal diseases are anthrax, black leg, brucellosis and coccidiosis.
Published by deepa venkitesh 71 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 6 comments
What kind of sheep were mentioned in the Bible? What are Jacob sheep? What is the name of the breed of sheep that is spotted and has many horns? What color should Jacob sheep be? What are the correct markings for a Jacob sheep? Why do people keep Jacob sheep? Learn more about this unusual heritage breed of sheep.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 71 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 3 comments
How much space does a person require to keep sheep? How much space do goats need? How much land is needed to keep cattle? How many acres are required per horse? How much land do I need to keep livestock and farm animals? How much space do chickens need? How much land do I need to have a farm? How many acres of land do cows need? Learn more about determining how much land you need to be a farmer, or how many livestock animals you can keep on the land you have.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 71 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 1 comments
Where does mohair come from? What kind of goats produce mohair? What does an angora goat look like? What is mohair? How much mohair is needed to make a sweater? What are angora goats like? What gender is best for mohair production? What type of goats are white with long curly hair? Learn more about where mohair comes from.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 71 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 4 comments
Facts on sheep. Information about sheep. Sheep trivia. How much wool does a sheep produce? Is shearing sheep cruel? Interesting facts about sheep. Sheep terms. How long do sheep live? What is the gestation period for sheep? How to care for and raise sheep. What is a wether? How many sheep are there?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 3 comments
Facts about goats. Information on goats. Goat trivia. What is a goats gestation period. What are the uses of goats. How long do goats live? Interesting things about goats. How much milk does a dairy goat produce? Where does catgut come from? What is a wether? Is goats milk better than cows milk? What type of goats produce cashmere?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 4 comments
Facts on cattle. Trivia on cows. Information about cattle. How long is a cow pregnant, how much milk do cows produce. Are cows colorblind. Do cows have four stomachs? How much sleep do cows need? Interesting things about cattle. How many cows are there on the planet.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +7 votes | 2 comments
What is mastitis? Can goats get mastitis, can sheep get mastitis? How to diagnose mastitis in sheep? How to diagnose mastitis in goats? How to treat mastitis in goats or sheep? What is wrong with my goats udder? Why is my ewe not letting her lambs drink milk? What does it mean when the udder is hot to the touch?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 1 comments
How to breed sheep. When do sheep come into heat. How long are sheep pregnant. When to put a ram with the ewes, How to breed goats. How long are ewes in heat. What is flushing. How to prepare sheep for breeding. How many ewes can a ram be put with in order to get lambs?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +6 votes | 6 comments
Health risks for livestock in the winter. Health problems common in farm animals in cold weather. What are some of the problems farm animals face in winter? Can farm animals get frostbite? How to care for farm animals in the winter. Learn more about looking after farm animals in the cold weather.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 72 months ago in Farm Animals | +9 votes | 7 comments
How to bottle feed a calf. How to care for an orphaned calf. How to care for a baby cow. What to feed a calf. Can a calf drink milk? How to look after a calf that needs to be bottle fed? When can I wean a bottle fed calf? How much milk does my bottle baby calf need to drink? What is colostrum and why do baby animals need it?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 73 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 3 comments
Most animals instinctively know how to deliver their own offspring. However, there are times where things may not go as expected. If you have sheep ready to deliver, it is best to know some of the things necessary to have on hand and what to do if an emergency occurs during the lambing process.
Published by Susan Lee 73 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 0 comments
What are some common goat breeds, what are the best goats for milk, what are dairy goat breeds. What types of goats are used for fiber. What goats make the best pets. What breeds of goat are for meat. What is an angora goat? What are the different types of goats? What breeds of goats are good for milk production?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 74 months ago in Farm Animals | +9 votes | 2 comments
How to care for goats. What do goats eat? How to breed goats. Guide on goat care. How to raise goats. How to look after goats. What are the requirements needed for keeping goats? What is a wether goat? Can you keep goats as pets? What are goats used for? Do all goats have horns? Can sheep be kept with goats?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 74 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 5 comments
How a cow gives birth. What to expect when a cow has a calf. What is normal calving. How a heifer gives birth to a calf. Basic information for hobby farmers. What is a heifer? What to do when a cow is giving birth to a calf. How long are cows pregnant? What to do if a cow does not care for her calf.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 74 months ago in Farm Animals | +7 votes | 8 comments
How to buy livestock animals. Where to find farm animals for sale. How to find livestock auction markets and buy farm animals. Where are livestock animals sold? How to buy cows, how to buy cattle, how to buy sheep, how to buy goats, how to buy chickens? Where can I buy cows, where can I buy goats, where can I buy sheep?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 76 months ago in Farm Animals | +13 votes | 5 comments
Fun facts on alpacas and benefits of raising them.
Published by Diane Ziomek 78 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 8 comments
Learn more about the fat tailed sheep. What are fat tailed sheep used for? What are the most common breeds of fat tailed sheep. Learn about fat rumped sheep. What are some unusual breeds of sheep? What are some strange sheep breeds? I saw some sheep with strange cancer like growths on their bums, what kind of sheep were they?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 78 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 5 comments
What is an Icelandic sheep? What are the uses of Icelandic sheep? What is the usual slaughter age for Icelandic sheep lambs? Learn how to keep Icelandic sheep, learn about Icelandic sheep and how to breed them. Learn the basic care and requirements of Icelandic sheep. Facts and Information on Icelandic sheep
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 78 months ago in Farm Animals | +12 votes | 4 comments
Are free range eggs really cruelty free? How are eggs produced. What does free range mean? How do free range eggs compare with battery hen eggs? Why do some people consider eggs to be a cruel food item? What happens to male chicks if roosters are not needed to produce eggs? Learn more on the misleading term of free range.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 82 months ago in Farm Animals | +7 votes | 6 comments
The cost to setup and maintain an Alpaca Farm to produce Alpaca Fleece products.
Published by mouse68 84 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
Some entrepreneurs spend there investments in the area of animal raising. Some of them started this as a form of a hobby. You need to have the passion and motivation in this business considering that this is difficult to operate. Before you begin, you must to consider some things that are related to the animal raising operations.
Published by hunterfact 85 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
Birds that are raised to provide their meat and eggs are called poultry. The most important kinds of poultry are chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. These birds are important all over the world. Some species of these birds have been raised for food for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese documents mention poultry. Poultry was common in Egypt as early as the time of the Pharaoh.
Published by Yanto Yulianto 85 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 1 comments
Raising chickens is a bit of work, but with todays ever rising food prices, health and environmental concerns, it is well worth the effort.
Published by Patricia Cartwright 88 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 3 comments
Where does veal come from? How old are veal calves when they are slaughtered? How are veal calves slaughtered?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 89 months ago in Farm Animals | +5 votes | 7 comments
Published by Gayle Haynes 230 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 0 comments
Brangus cattle are important as an independent breed and as a contribution to the cattle population. The strengths provided by this breed are affecting cattle production across the country and around the world.
Published by Gayle Haynes 89 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 0 comments
This article highlights some breed characteristics of Hereford cattle and their contribution to the cattle industry in the United States.
Published by Gayle Haynes 90 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 0 comments
This article is a primer for parents and students who wish to show a steer in competition.
Published by Gayle Haynes 90 months ago in Farm Animals | +2 votes | 0 comments
How to raise ducklings. Several tips to help you through duck parenthood.
Published by Jennifer Buchanan 91 months ago in Farm Animals | +5 votes | 2 comments
Teacup Pigs are a newer pet but are they worth the fuss and extra cost. Learn the facts about teacup piggies.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 93 months ago in Farm Animals | +17 votes | 20 comments
Many people struggle with hatching chicken eggs and puzzle about why they are not hatching. Hatching eggs is not always an easy thing and even poultry producers do not have a 100% success rate. Listed are the common problems people experience when trying to hatch chicken eggs.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 94 months ago in Farm Animals | +11 votes | 36 comments
Hobby farmers often wonder what kinds of farm animals can be kept together safely. There are many reasons why some livestock animals cannot be housed together.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 94 months ago in Farm Animals | +5 votes | 2 comments
Federal law prohibits inhumane practices in the slaughter of livestock. The Code of Federal Regulation Title 9 defines humane slaughter of livestock which is enforced by USDA inspectors
Published by Judith Barton 95 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 12 comments
Some facts about the struggles farmers have with nature, predators, and other pests. How to reduce problems with coyotes instead of shooting them. How to control insect pests without using insecticides and chemicals. How to control mice without using poisons. Can coyotes be trained to stay away? Tips for hobby farmers on keeping their livestock safe from predators.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 95 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 3 comments
Kunekune pigs are believed to come originally from New Zealand. However, New Zealand has no native mammals, therefore pigs are an introduced species.
Published by Val Mills 95 months ago in Farm Animals | +8 votes | 3 comments
How to become a sheep breeder. Learn about care for the ewe, ram, and basics on lambing. How to raise sheep. How to breed sheep. How to produce sheep.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 96 months ago in Farm Animals | +1 votes | 3 comments
All about Roosters and Chickens.
Published by Jeff Merrow 101 months ago in Farm Animals | +4 votes | 5 comments
Spice up your hobby farm, or livestock operation, with some of these more unusual types of animals. Some will serve a purpose, while others may just be pets or entertainment. What are exotic farm animals. Novelty farm animals. Some good animals for hobby farms and petting zoos.
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 103 months ago in Farm Animals | +3 votes | 1 comments
Published by desertrose 113 months ago in Farm Animals | +0 votes | 1 comments