The yolk is the first thing people notice when they crack open an egg. Many people wonder why chicken egg yolk color varies. The answer is quite simple, yolk color is based mostly on what chickens eat. Other factors that can affect color are outdoor forage, age of hen and environmental factors. As hens get… Continue reading What Changes Chicken Egg Yolk Color?
Rabbits are one of the most popular pets. Many farm owners raise them for a variety of reasons. To keep your animals safe, you should learn which are the toxic and dangerous foods for rabbits. As a herbivore, rabbits mostly feed on hay, grass, and plants. Some types of food can be fed to rabbits… Continue reading Dangerous Foods for Rabbits
Anybody who wants to start doing organic farming or permaculture should really look into vermiculture (composting with worms). I recently bought Californian red worms which are great for processing organic material into liquid and castings called humus. The first thing I had to research was what to feed compositing worms. It is important to feed… Continue reading Free Things to Feed Composting Worms (and What to Avoid)
Just like there are flowers you can feed to your chicken, there are flowers toxic to chickens. Some food, fruits, vegetables, plants, and herbs can be toxic too. Usually chickens are quite smart and will avoid eating things that will hurt them. Their well developed sense of smell helps them know which plants are poisonous.… Continue reading Flowers Toxic to Chickens that you Should Not Plant
One of the most random and disturbing facts you can learn is that rabbits eat poop. Yes, your cute and fluffy pet eats its own feces and they are actually quite good for them. What Poop do Rabbits Eat? Rabbits do not eat any type of poop, they just eat “cecotropes” which are usually produced… Continue reading Did You Know That Rabbits Eat Poop?