If you’re a small scale farmer in Zambia, you’re probably familiar with raising ducks. Just like chicken and turkey, duck meat is a good source of food and income.There are so many different breeds of ducks. But, there are three common and popular breeds in raising ducks for resale. These are the Pekin, Rouen and Muscovy. Of these three,… Read More Why you should raise ducks in Zambia
Do you ever have that one mean, troublesome and bullying chicken that disrupts the peace of the flock, pecking at the weakest chickens? Some even go as far as to pecking other chickens’ combs, and even worse, they peck them to death. If you have such a chicken, there are a few things you can… Read More What To Do About A Bullying Chicken
Poultry farming in Zambia is very popular with families rearing chickens in scoops in their backyards. And the best part of raising your own chickens is that you get to enjoy fresh and tasty eggs. Even more, you can use the shells as compost for your garden.
Swollen abdomen in chickens is a common problem most poultry farmers face. But that’s not all. Apart from death, other chicken abnominal conditions can lead losses. You could end up having fewer eggs and less meat to eat and sell while spending more on food and medication.
Hot weather is here, and so are the insects. No matter the size of your farm or the animals you raise, when the weather gets warmer, bugs become a bother. Let’s talk a little about fly control, why you should care about controlling these six-legged pests, and how to do it.
For dairy and beef cattle, there isn’t a single formula that provides an ideal diet. While there are guidelines for nutrition you should follow, the feedstuffs you choose will depend on your farm and what is available.
A pig with a cough is not a happy creature. Anything that causes irritation to the respiratory tract of your pigs can cause them to cough. Viral, bacterial or parasitic respiratory infections are the main causes of most coughs. But, non-infectious irritants such as inhaled dust, poor air quality or allergies can also coughing.
Yes, a pig has four toes on each foot but only walks on two. But, that’s not what I want to talk about. If there’s anything I love as much as raising pigs, it’s getting others hooked on raising pigs. And, that’s the aim of this article.
How would you feel if someone took away your favorite drink and replaced it with something they thought was good for you? Frustrated right? Well, weaning is thought to be the most stressful event in the life of a pig. If not properly done, the transition from milk to dry feed can increase the chances of… Read More The Best Way To Wean Piglets
If you want to breed your goats, it helps to know about goat breeding behavior. Female goats don’t need a romantic dinner with champagne or whispers of sweet nothings to get it on. No sir! All she needs is little urine, some strange noises, a good tail wag and it’s on.