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5 Fantastic Reasons You Should Own Guinea Fowl

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5 Fantastic Reasons You Should Own Guinea Fowl

  Guinea Fowl are an often overlooked bird, which is quite a shame. These peculiar looking creatures have a well deserved place in any homestead, barnyard or farm. Although they may not be as attractive or mellow as chickens, they are certainly worth consideration. Here are 5 reasons you should own Guinea Fowl: 1. Organic Pest Control Probably the Guineas best characteristic, they are known to be pest eating machines. A quick look on the internet and you will find several reports of their incredible pest eradication. Guineas can nearly eliminate ticks, grasshoppers, snakes, caterpillars, scorpions, spiders and more. But it gets...

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Poultry, Fowl and Farm Animal Laws for Pueblo County, Colorado

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Poultry, Fowl and Farm Animal Laws for Pueblo County, Colorado

Listed below are the farm animal laws for Pueblo City, Pueblo West, and the Reserve in Pueblo West. All laws listed here are as of February 2017. Please note that this is not intended for legal advise and the laws may have changed. Please review the included links to verify information. Pueblo City Sec. 11-4-32. - Nuisances; certain fowl and animals. (a)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to suffer or permit any chicks, chickens, geese, ducks or turkeys, or any hare or hares, rabbit or rabbits, or cavy or...

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Farm Friendly Rodent Control

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Farm Friendly Rodent Control

Whether you are a backyard gardener in the city or a homesteader in the mountains, we all have a common enemy- mice and rats. All that we enjoy and the fruits of our labor are readily snatched away by these tiny monsters. Fortunately there are several remedies available. Why are there are so many? Because we have given them everything they need! Bee hives are a warm place to stay in the winter, and they are a source of food (honey). Chicken coops offer water, shelter, bedding (straw, pine shavings, etc), and food (chicken feed/scratch). Quail spill feed from their pens...

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Sustainability Project: Raising your own Mealworms

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Sustainability Project: Raising your own Mealworms

**Order your Mealworm Starter Kits HERE. An established mealworm farm is the best way to jumpstart your colony!** Raising mealworms are, in my opinion, the easiest of the worms to raise. They are also the favorite treat of my chickens and the wild birds, especially during baby season. Even my husband appreciates them come fishing season. So whether you like giving momma birds a break, have pets that depend on or enjoy them, or like to fish, mealworms can be useful to nearly everyone. Since they are sold at a premium, it makes sense to raise them, and doing so is extremely...

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French Guinea Fowl- Preorder yours today!

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French Guinea Fowl- Preorder yours today!

Hi Everyone! We are now accepting preorders for French Guineas! These will be pearl French Guineas.  Guinea fowl make excellent livestock watchdogs, pest eliminators, and are a delicacy to eat. Known for their dark meat, they are similar to pheasant. There is no minimum. Please note that payment must be made prior to the deadline via PayPal, credit card or cash. No checks or money orders, please. If you prefer not to raise the keets we will raise them for you. Pricing is as follows:Keets (4-10 days old)- $5/eaJuvenile (5 weeks)- $10/eaYoung Adult (10 weeks)- $15/eaPlease email with additional questions and...

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