1. Fishychix

    Hello from OH

    Hi! I’ve been a member on BYC since May and thought I would also check out this site and the Self Sufficient one. It wasn't until literally just a few minutes ago I felt it necessary to create an account instead of lurking. Sadly, but hopefully everything will turn out okay :fl My menagerie...
  2. Tracy Jones

    Introduction or "Re-introduction":

    Hello to all my fellow backyard Mamas (and Pa's too) I've been around the goating world for quite a while now. My herd is a small group of Registered Nigerian Dwarves, collected and retained over a decade of continually breeding for better characteristics in future generations. This little...
  3. A

    Basic H as a de-wormer?

    Hi all, does anyone use Basic H as a de-wormer? I ran across some information today that talked about how you can use it for sheep and cows, even dogs, as a de-wormer. They said 1.5t to a gallon of water every few months. Does anyone know if you can use this for other ruminants like goats or...
  4. thylacinu

    Future Herder in KS

    Hey y'all, I don't own anything other than cats and dogs right now, but I'm saving up my money to get a house with some acreage in the next couple of years or so and to keep some a couple of donkeys and/or mules as companion animals as well as a small flock of chickens and maybe a few other...
  5. Coolbreeze89

    8 month old pyr/toli pups

    Hello, all! I’ve been reading through the many threads, and very much appreciate everyone’s insight and experienced guidance. I would appreciate some direction. I have a 3yr old pyr/toli male, Baba, who is very protective of his domain, but not particularly bonded to my Nigerian dwarf...
  6. Blamo'sBestBuddy

    Is there a breed that never needs shearing?

    Hi all, I signed up about a month or 2 ago but have not been very active. I am very new to farming and have one garden (pretty small) and a flock of 6 chickens. I am hoping to start a farm someday and found this forum while researching. Now I have a question about sheep,: Is there a breed that...
  7. Blamo'sBestBuddy

    Blamo'sBestBuddy--- My chickens and my fish!

    Hi everyone, In this journal I talk about my chickens and my fish! So lets get started! I have 6 chickens, 3 BO's and 3 GLY's. They are pets....and if they are pets, they are named. I will tell you the names soon! Oh, and I will talk about my fish. I got to go! Be back later!
  8. Rancer

    Life is amazing out in Palisades WA

  9. GypsyG


    Hello all! My name is Gypsy. I have lived in Ozark Missouri for the the last year. I have a herd of meat mutt rabbits that consists of 12 does and 4 bucks. I also have 8 lovely laying hens, and a wonderful Jack Russell terrier named Gracie. I plan on adding quail, muscovy ducks, and...
  10. Kayann Sirvent

    New Here Callahan Florida

    Hi All I’m in NE Florida I’m new to Farm We have All Mini Animals:) Pony’s , Goats , Cow , Donkeys , Pigs Our Bunnies Chickens Ducks are only regular animals not Mini I mean . Also have 2 TCup Chihuahuas 1 Min Poodle 1 Golden Retriever Looking now for a Standard Female Poodle and Our Family...
  11. Farmer Connie


    Hello I am semi hobby farm owner in North Central Florida. I have started this thread to share some of things we do. I will update it periodically with random videos, photos, events and our trials and tribulations. There is never a dull moment while running a farm. My husband and in our fifties...
  12. Herdcutter

    Hello from Northern Lower Michigan

    Hello I'm new to this forum/site. We are The Guerin's. (pronounced like this "Garrin") We are Frank & Laura (me), Josh age 17, Thomas age 9, and George age 8. We have 4 dogs, 6 chickens, 13 ducks, 1 horse and 1 guinea pig. I homeschool my boys as they all have some sort of learning...
  13. C

    Where's my BYC???

    Hey there! Yes, another chicken person. I'm Rachel in Arizona and I have, among others, a one-legged mutt rooster, two silkies, three Buff Orpingtons, several bantam mutt hens, some RIRs, a few Australorps, and some Barred Rocks. Had a question I wanted to post or I might have just waited...
  14. C

    Is This Bumblefoot?

    Would be posting this on BYC if it were an option! Oh well. I've treated bumblefoot before, but this is a little different. It's my one-legged rooster. He's got a scab on his stump that looks like it might be bumblefoot, might not be. It's not a round "plug," and there's no swelling...It really...
  15. T

    Help! A bunch of my laying hens have Ascites Syndrome!

    So far I've lost 4 of my hens to Ascites over the past few months. Two Buff Orpingtons and two Silver Laced Wyandottes. Two more of my buffs now have swollen water bellies... I can't figure out what's causing it! I've done my research and know that the ascites is caused by organ failure, but I...
  16. A

    New to raising chickens. When to put them outside?

    I have 4 Rhode Island Reds, 3 Barred Rocks and 4 Buff Orpingtons, they are 3 and a half weeks old. I currently have them in a brooder in the house, with a heat lamp. I finished building them a brooder outside this morning and have been thinking about putting them in there. I live in North Kansas...
  17. C

    Cornish rocks?

    Wondering what kind of chicks these are. They are about 3 weeks old im starting to think they might be cornish rocks. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  18. Chookmama

    New to BYH - Hello from Berry Australia !

    We have a small B&B on 25 acres with 7 alpacas and 14 free ranging chooks. I have followed BYC for advice and ideas for a long time and looking forward to seeing what's going on here.
  19. TheKindaFarmGal

    New from BYC and Brazil! :D

    Hey everybody! I've stalked BYH for years, and been a member of BYC for over a year now under the same name. I'm a Christian teenage girl living in Brazil with my family, but I'm from the USA - I guess we're kinda considered missionaries. :) I love animals, and we currently have 1 peacock, 1...
  20. oldmomster

    New pig owner here

    Just brought home two Berkshire barrows yesterday, went looking for info on what to expect and found this much good information! Currently we have 3 horses, one very aged Border Collie, 10 Rhode Island Red chickens, 25 chicks that are a cross between a White Rock and Rhode Island...