Prevent Turkey Problems and Diseases

Turkeys can be excellent birds to raise for meat and to keep as a breeding flock, but there are issues and diseases that you should be aware of as a small farmer , in order to avoid losses and the grief at losing your herd. Dise…

How to sell small farm products online?

If you want to sell your farm produce online - via the internet on your small farm website - here are some ideas and tips to get you started. The internet can be a great way to increase farm visibility and for local marketing, b…

How to start a small farming business?

If you want to start a small farming business , you might be wondering what step to take first. You may not even have land yet, but you are still thinking and planning when you are going to move. And finding farmland is an impor…

How do I keep farm records?

As a small farmer with a small farming business , you may be wondering what records you should keep, whether for your own purposes, for grants or other assistance you have received, or for taxes. Keeping farm records is a key pa…

Start a broiler chicken business on your small farm

If you've decided to start a small farming business raising chickens for meat, you're probably wondering where to start. You get chicks, raise them to slaughter size, process them or have them processed and sell them, ri…

The Benefits of Raising Goats

Why raise goats ? What's so great about them? For small farmers, hobby farmers, and homesteaders, goats can be an excellent choice of species. They are good for milk, meat, fiber and more. Common benefits So what are some of…

How to plan a garden to feed a family?

You have already grown vegetables; However, like many gardeners, you may find yourself drowning in lettuce early on and then zucchini popping out of your ears, and yet you can still spend the winter buying shipped produce, froze…

Supplies you need for chicks

Once you've ordered day-old chicks from a hatchery , it's easy to become impatient as you wait for them to arrive, like a proud new parent. But don't let your excitement get in the way of your preparation. It is esse…

Top 5 cover crops for your small farm

Cover crops are also called "green manure" and sometimes "living mulch". These are plants that are grown to suppress weeds, help build and improve soil , and control disease and pests .. They can add nitrogen…

How to wash and store chicken eggs safely

If you're new to raising chickens for the eggs they produce , it's important to clean those eggs before eating them. Egg cleaning methods are useful to know for your personal needs or if you want to sell eggs at the farm…

Why do chickens eat eggs and how to stop them

If your chickens eat their own eggs, you should immediately break this habit. The more they do it, the harder it becomes to fix it. Nip this bad habit in the bud with a few adjustments to nest boxes and the hens' living situ…

How To Raise Sheeps On A Small Farm

Raising sheep can be fun and rewarding if you live on a small farm or even a rural home with some pasture space available. They are docile and gentle animals for hobby farms, and they serve many purposes, such as providing meat,…

How to candle an egg

Candling an egg is the process of holding a light or candle close to the egg to see the internal contents. It is used to see whether the egg is fertile or not. Examining the color, shape and opacity of egg contents can help a fa…

Top 10 tips for building a chicken coop

Building a chicken coop can seem like a daunting task at first. But, if you have basic carpentry skills and a lot of patience, you can build an excellent coop that will comfortably house your hens for years. Read some tips befor…

How to Candle an Egg?

Candling an egg is the process of holding a light or candle close to the egg to see the internal contents.  It is used to see whether the egg is fertile or not.  Examining the color, shape and opacity of egg contents can help a …

How to start an egg business?

Maybe you raised laying hens for your family and wanted to expand, or maybe you're starting anew with a new flock and already know you want to start selling eggs. Either way, raising chickens that produce farm-fresh eggs can…

A Guide to Growing and Harvesting Dried Beans

Dried beans are easy to grow and can be stored after harvest for a healthy and delicious meal all winter long.  There's a lot of satisfaction in producing your own low-cost plant-based protein on the farm. Combine beans with…

Beginner's guide to beekeeping

There are certain factors to consider before embarking on a beekeeping adventure, so before you jump in, find out if keeping bees is right for you. Study all about bees There are plenty of beekeeping books out there, and learnin…

How to prepare the soil for growing garlic?

Proper soil preparation is very important to grow large, delicious-tasting garlic bulbs. First, you need to know what kind of soil you have and performing a soil test is perfect for that. This can help you determine if you have …

The best ways to house and fence pigs

If you raise pigs for meat on your small farm or farm, you will want to know how to house and fence them properly. Fence for small enclosures Pigs are even more adept than goats at avoiding fences, most experts recommend electri…

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