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    • How to Feed and Water Pigs Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to feed and water your pigs properly on your small farm, homestead or hobby farm." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many people successfully live in the city or suburbs and have a small flock of laying hens. These tips will keep your neighbors happy and avoid fines.
    • How to Choose Animals and Crops to Raise on Your Farm Created: Thursday, September 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, emu - it all seems overwhelming! How can you decide what you want to raise on your farm?" itemprop="description">> Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to build a great turkey house, turkey coop, or movable turkey shelter, and how to fence turkeys to protect them from predators." itemprop="description" Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Preventing goat diseases by keeping your goats healthy is definitely the first line of defense. You should also know about these when buying a goat.
    • Beekeeping Tasks by Season Created: Thursday, July 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn what you need to do to keep your bees healthy and happy through the seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter beekeeping tasks." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      It can sometimes be necessary to feed bees sugar syrup or sugar candy. Here is a collection of sugar syrup and sugar candy recipes for your honey bees." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • How to Build a Raised Bed - Build and Fill a Raised Bed for Gardening Created: Friday, June 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn, step by step, how to build a raised bed to grow plants in. Grow strawberries, tomatoes, or any vegetable in a raised bed. Excellent choice for urban homesteaders needing to conserve space.
    • Do I need a rooster for eggs? Created: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      I'll give you the scoop on roosters and hens. The short answer: you don't need a rooster for your hens to lay eggs. But, there's more to it than that.
    • How to Design a Small Farm Created: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      How to design a small farm or homestead. Planning the first year on your small farm. Deciding what animals to keep, what crops and vegetables to plant, and how to arrange buildings and gardens. Mak...
    • Buy Package Honey Bees Online Created: Friday, March 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Bees for sale! Are you a beginning beekeeper who needs to buy package bees or nucs? Learn how and where to order honey bees online.
    • How to Choose a Chicken Coop Created: Friday, May 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Ready to bring those baby chicks home, but need to build or buy them a chicken coop before they feather in? Never fear. I will help you figure out what you need to know so you can give your chicks ...
    • Where to Buy Baby Chicks Created: Tuesday, March 08, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Ready to place your order for baby chicks for your small farm or homestead? Here's a list of the best places to order baby chicks, turkeys, ducks, geese, keets, and other poultry online.
    • How to Build a Movable Chicken Coop or Chicken Tractor Created: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Learn how to build a simple chicken tractor or movable coop for your laying hens' needs. What are the essential elements of a design?
    • How to Raise Chickens from Day-Old Chicks Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Want to raise baby chicks on your small farm or homestead? Learn how to take care of and raise happy chickens." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Move toward greater self-sufficiency when you make your own chicken or other poultry feed on your small farm or homestead. This will get you started toward a custom mix that meets your needs for ch...
    • How to Collect, Clean and Store Chicken Eggs Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Are your chickens laying so many eggs you don't know what to do with them? Learn how to properly collect, clean and store your laying hens' eggs." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Top 10 Tips for Building a Chicken Coop Created: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Considering building your own chicken coop? These tips will help you create a chicken coop that will last for many years and keep your laying hens safe and happy.
    • How to Keep Chickens Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Ready to raise your own chickens on your small farm for delicious eggs, meat, or just for pets? Everything you need to know to raise and keep chickens on your small farm or homestead is right here....
    • Tips for Keeping Good Farm Records Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Check out these tips for keeping excellent records on your small farm, hobby farm or homestead. Track income, expenses and more.
    • Tips for Surviving Spring on the Small Farm Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Tips for getting through the hectic spring season on a small farm, hobby farm, or homestead.
    • Step by Step Guide to Home Brewing Kombucha Created: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn how to home brew kombucha, a healthful fermented tea made with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast called a scoby.
    • Definition of Broody Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What does it mean when a hen goes broody? What if anything can or should you do about it?
    • Definition of Homesteading Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What does it mean to homestead? What is homesteading? Find out the definition of this commonly-used term.
    • How to Manage Growing Garlic Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Once you've selected seed, prepared your soil, and planted your cloves or bulbils, learn how to manage your growing garlic on the small farm for the best yields and biggest bulbs."
    • Jim Capellini Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Bio of About.com Small Farms guest author Jim Capellini." itemprop="description">
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    • Definition of Brooder Created: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What do people mean when they say you need a chick brooder for your new chicks?
    • Definition of Heirloom Vegetable Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Heirloom what? Find out what it means when someone says they're growing an heirloom vegetable.
    • Definition of Pullet Created: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What kind of chicken is a pullet, exactly?
    • Definition of Acre Created: Friday, December 05, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Wondering just what an acre of land means, anyway?
    • How to Become a Farm Caretaker Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Farm caretakers live on a farm in exchange for watching over its operations. Learn whether farm caretaking is the right choice for you." itemprop="description" Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Wondering whether keeping goats to raise for breeding stock on your small farm is right for you? These are the key questions to ask yourself if you're thinking of raising goats for breeding stock."...

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