background preloader

Holistic Animal Care

Facebook Twitter

How To Hatch Eggs With Your Hens (Without An Incubator Or Brooder) The ‘Anastasia’ Hive. I’ve been keeping bees the ‘traditional’ way for nine years.

The ‘Anastasia’ Hive

DIY Flea And Tick Repellent: A Powder Recipe For Dogs (Organic, Natural, Non-Toxic, Effective) Mix all ingredients in a large glass mixing bowl.Makes one 25 oz mason jar.

DIY Flea And Tick Repellent: A Powder Recipe For Dogs (Organic, Natural, Non-Toxic, Effective)

You can use a couple of 16 oz glass jars if you can’t find a 25 oz.One of the best kitchen investments you can make is in a good digital scale for so many of your DIY creations. (see why Pronounce Skincare LOVES this scale!) Also, remember that you do not have to be absolutely precise with these measurements. Just getting close is fine. A complete guide to raising puppies naturally. How much space do you need to raise goats? - Weed 'em & Reap. Keeping Chickens Healthy with Herbs: Deworming and Parasite Prevention. Molly's Herbals - Natural Care for Animals. *Disclaimer: The products offered on this web site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.

Molly's Herbals - Natural Care for Animals

The information and statements presented on this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The use of herbs and essential oil for the prevention, treatment, mitigation or cure of disease has not been approved by the FDA or USDA. We therefore make no claims to this effect. We are not veterinarians or doctors. Caring for Goats in the City.

Caring for goats in the city is not nearly as hard as you may think.

Caring for Goats in the City

Do you long for your own fresh milk? Are you or your child lactose intolerant, and you've had trouble finding fresh goat's milk? Do you dream of living a more self-reliant life, but can't afford to move to the country? Then having a couple of goats may be a good option for you, and the good news is, they are easy to take care of and don't require that much space. Unlike a cow that requires an acre of grass to maintain, the backyard goat needs far less room. Also, because they're smaller and weigh less, they're easier to manage than a cow. Why Goats in the City? Given the way the economy is starting to look, it's a wise investment to be producing your own food, even if it’s only in limited quantities. Is it Possible in the City? Chicks fed date pits for drug-free meat. The Abu Dhabi poultry industry is close to producing drug-free chickens after research conducted with dates found that their pits, which are usually spat out or discarded, provide chicks with a natural antibiotic that leaves no residue in the meat.

Chicks fed date pits for drug-free meat

Worldwide concern exists over man-made antibiotics used in animal feed and water to fight disease and promote faster growth. Birds can develop a resistance which require stronger strains and can put humans at risk. Replacing antibiotics with date pits to protect chickens from disease could save the UAE thousand of dirhams and boost poultry farming in the UAE while reusing a waste product, said head researcher Ahmad Soliman Hussain, professor of poultry nutrition at the department of aridland agriculture at the UAE University in Al Ain. “There is an increasing interest in finding alternatives, especially given the ban on sub therapeutic antibiotic usage in Europe and other parts of the world. Health care benefits Date pit. How To Give Herbal Remedies To Goats... Easily! At Sweetwater Farm, the goats are treated both proactively and medicinally with herbs rather than conventional drugs.

How To Give Herbal Remedies To Goats... Easily!

Most of the time I use herbal mixes from Fir Meadows, but I've also successfully used Molly's Herbals. For specific information on what we do on a regular basis, you can read about it on my Sweetwater Farm site. The purpose of this post, however, is to talk about how to get your frisky caprines to easily take their medicine (so to speak!). Goats can be pretty finicky. And stubborn, too! I've read a lot of forums and websites with several ideas that would work, but with quite a bit of effort, requiring more time and energy than I have to devote to just one homesteading need.

Building a Goat Milking Stand- Easy and Cheap. Why and How to Ferment Your Chicken Feed. I want to share with you a process that’s fascinated me for some time, but I wasn’t ready to share my discovery until I’d had enough experience with it — one year later. That discovery is the lacto-fermentation of chicken feed. In a nutshell, fermented chicken feed is probiotics for your chicken. It’s a wet mash (the chicken keeper’s term for moistened food) created by lactic acid fermentation (the same type of fermentation that occurs naturally in sauerkraut). Just like kraut, it contains all the bacteria that’s good for your gut: Lactobacillus, Leuconostoc, Pediococcus, and other beneficial bacteria and yeasts.

Free Chicken Feed for Raising Chickens. By PAUL WHEATON I used to sell my chickens for almost exactly the same price I paid for feed.

Free Chicken Feed for Raising Chickens

And the story for the eggs was pretty much the same. This is not sustainable.