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Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

Feeding Horses: What You Need to Know About Forages and Winter

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below what is necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key...

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What Do Goats Eat?

What Do Goats Eat?

Some of the most common questions I get about goats is, “What do I feed them?” Many people expect to hear a quick, one-sentence answer. The questions can also come in a variety of renditions. Should I feed alfalfa or grass? Should I feed baled hay or hay cubes or...

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Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

Winter Fun with Goats, Horses and Rabbits

We know many of you appreciate winter fun with animals, and we wanted to share some activities for horses, goats, and rabbits to spark your joy.

DIY Goat Coats

With just scissors, a measuring tape, and some thrifted sweat pants, you can DIY a coat to keep your goat warm and toasty...

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4 Tips for Raising Chickens in the Winter

4 Tips for Raising Chickens in the Winter

Winter’s damp, cold weather and freezing temperatures can pose potential challenges to keeping your backyard chickens happy and healthy. Below are 4 tips on raising chickens in the winter, to support your flock’s health and well-being.

1. Prevent frostbite

Chickens are most prone to frostbite on their wattles, feet, and combs.

To...

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What Is Teff Grass And What Makes It Different From Other Forages?

What Is Teff Grass And What Makes It Different From Other Forages?

Teff’s origin is thought to be Ethiopia, where it emerged as a grain crop for human consumption sometime between 4000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. Teff in the USA is grown primarily as a forage crop for livestock, is adaptable and it can grow in various environments.

It is a fine stemmed,...

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