Living the Country Life

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Flies are a nuisance around your chicken coop. Follow these tips to help keep flies away from your chickens.
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Have a plan in place to coax escaped livestock back to where they belong
David Pugh is a former Professor of Large Animal Medicine, and now a clinical veterinary fellow and Project Veterinarian at Auburn University. He says animals get out  when the fence is down or...
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At the Purina Animal Nutrition Center, animal experts feed more than 3,000 animals on a 1,200-acre working farm every day. Here are some helpful tips they’ve learned over the last 85 years.
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When making plans for a new barn, think it through completely
Radio interview source: Lachlan Oldaker, Senior Equine Architect, Gralla Architects Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Whether you have two animals or dozens, efficient...
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Proper disposal makes sure you don't hurt yourself or the environment
Radio interview source: Larry Hawkins, Senior Veterinarian, Bayer HealthCare Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Animals occasionally need vaccines, ointments, and other...
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Which breed's best? Plus: Building a chicken coop.
Download this FREE Keeping Chickens Guide PDF courtesy of Living the Country Life. Whatever reason you raise chickens for, one thing's for sure: living in the country is simply better with...
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As colder weather creeps in, it's your job to make sure your animals are warm, safe, and cared for. Here are some tips for getting your furry, feathered and finned friends ready for winter!
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Not all horses are alike. Use this breed guide when selecting a horse for your family.
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When there's a weather crisis, livestock owners may have difficulty finding hay and pasture for their animals. Alternative forage products may be the solution.
Radio interview source: Kevin Kline, Extension Horse Specialist, University of Illinois Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   Weather disasters may make it...
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A small worm with a monster appetite may be destroying your grasses. Detect and control the fall armyworm before your pasture becomes its feeding ground.
Radio interview source: Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The fall armyworm feeds on foliage,...

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