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Why Use Alfalfa in Your Garden as a Natural Fertilizer Solution?

Why Use Alfalfa in Your Garden as a Natural Fertilizer Solution?

As our plants grow through each season, they deplete minerals from the soil. When the season comes to an end, the soil then becomes nutrient deficient, meaning the soil no longer has the substances that provide nourishment for essential growth and life that your plants need to...

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Feeding the Performance Horse

Feeding the Performance Horse

What makes a horse a performance horse? Performance is “loosely” defined as any form of work or forced physical activity. Work or physical activity can include walking, trotting, cantering, running, jumping, and turning. Therefore, a performance horses can include any horse that is actively ridden, trained or that may carry...

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The Chicken Chick’s® Ultimate Chick Brooder Checklist

The Chicken Chick’s® Ultimate Chick Brooder Checklist

1. ENCLOSURE

The brooder is the chicks’ home until they move to the coop. The brooder should be spacious, safe, and easy to clean. The brooder should be kept in a room with an ambient temperature of at least 50®F and access to natural light.

The Chicken Chick recommends...

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Bunny Love: 10 Tips for New Rabbit Owners

Bunny Love: 10 Tips for New Rabbit Owners

1.) Do your research. Before you decide to purchase or adopt a rabbit, make sure to research as much information as you can regarding rabbits such as illnesses, proper dietary needs, and housing.

2.) Find a Vet. It is important when finding a veterinarian that you find one who is experienced...

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Feeding Neglected Horses

Feeding Neglected Horses

Starvation or malnutrition in horses can be caused by intentional neglect, ignorance, economic hardship of owner, disease, dentition, pecking order, parasites or seasonal variation in availability of pasture. Remarkably, horses can lose 30% or more of their body weight and still survive. Horses in this condition will have very little...

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