Farm Supplies

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Here is a list of farm supplies we keep on hand around the homestead in caring for our livestock and in the garden. You will also find items I would hate to live without in the kitchen. I hope this helps you in your journey to a more self-sufficient, natural way of life.

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GOAT CARE

How often do you trim your goats hooves?

It is recommended to trim them every 6 to 8 weeks and some even say every 12. But I give mine a little trim every 4 weeks because they do not have any concrete or rocks to help keep them filed down.

When and how do I give them Selenium?

The Selenium shown above is a paste and I administer it to my Nigerian Dwarf doelings on the first of every month. Under a year gets 2 grams.

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QUAIL CARE

How do you use the poultry cups?

The poultry cups are placed on an automatic watering system that we built ourselves. To build your own just follow this link https://youtu.be/cni6V77sGbY

Why do you add a sand bath to the quail cage?

A sand bath for poultry is crucial. The sand covers the skin and helps to keep the mites away. Plus, they have a blast and it gives them something to do.

Are you NPIP Certified?

Yes we are (NPIP 58-2813) and we ship to the lower 48.

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CHICKEN CARE

How do you use the poultry nipples in your watering system?

We use them in a 5 gal. bucket (food grade). If you’d like to see how we did it, just follow this link https://youtu.be/M7Ozi1nhCOo

What is the SafeGuard for?

It is a wormer and I use it every spring. Dosage: 3 ml per gallon of water for 48 to 72 hours with no other source of water. In the fall, I give them pumpkin which is reported to be a natural wormer.

What in the world do you do with Cayenne Pepper and Garlic Powder?

It is reported that both (cayenne being better) helps to repel worms by creating an unfriendly environment for them and the chickens cannot feel the heat.

Special Notes:

  1. This farm supplies list is meant to help you along the way and we ask you to PLEASE research dosages by animal and weight of the animal before administering ANYTHING. You can overdose them and I know you don’t want that. Also, know at what age and how often they can and need to be applied.
  2. We are not a veterinarian or trained in any way other than self taught. What knowledge we have we gained through research and by asking those with much more experience than ourselves. The items included in this list is what we use and what has worked for us here in Central Florida.
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If you have any questions concerning our farm supplies list above, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’d love to hear from you and will answer your questions the very best we can.