If you own a flock of chickens, they need several different surfaces in their coop and run to stay healthy and happy. Here are three types of surfaces you should consider when building or upgrading your chicken coop and run.
If your chicken coop or run is set on bare dirt, then the dirt area can quickly turn into a mud bog-swamp after a big rain storm or a winter thaw.
Congratulations on your new puppy! As you get to know your new best friend, you are probably stocking up on nutritious puppy food, puppy-proofing your house to prevent accidental injury, and making sure to allow for plenty of exercise. Part of your puppy's health also includes routine vaccines. You can take your dog to the local pet store, veterinary clinic, or pet hospital for these shots. But how much do you know about these vaccinations and the diseases they prevent?
Family cow owners have a special relationship with their cows. Unlike farmers with large beef or dairy herds, family cow owners usually only keep one or two bovines and use them for the production of the family's milk and beef supply. Because most of these animals must be handled, fed or milked one or more times per day, they quickly become very docile and trusting of their human caretakers. During the yearly calving process, however, they may react differently to human interaction, making it difficult for the owner to tell when the calving process is proceeding normally and when the cow is in distress and in need of assistance to safely deliver the calf.