Category: Animals

Electric Fence

How to Install an Electric Fence in a Pasture

Have you ever heard of an electric fence? It sounds like a dangerous thing, but let’s be honest – it’s not all that scary. Electric fences are actually very safe to use and can be used in almost any situation. For example, they’re great for keeping your livestock contained in certain areas or just adding another layer of protection to keep them from wandering off into the wilderness. One of the most common uses is for installing them around pastures so that cows don’t wander onto nearby roads or get into other trouble. This article will go over how one would install an electric fence in a pasture area!


How to Trim Goat Hooves

As a rule, you need to trim the hooves in the spring, after the stall period. During the summer, they grind on their own. Before trimming the hooves, the goat needs to be fixed. From this point of view, it can hardly be attributed to this procedure. First you need to clean the surface of dirt. We have a hook.

One that is commonly used in horse hoof trimming. You can carry out this procedure with ordinary scissors. I do not recommend the knife, as you can harm both the goat and yourself. It is better to soak a very hard hoof. You can use a bucket or pan with a warm solution of copper sulfate. You don’t need to pour a lot, just so that the hoof is wet.

Then easy to clean and cut. After the hoof is relatively clean, you can proceed to the pruning procedure. To do this, it is best to use a special hoofed knife. When pruning, a part of the hoof wall is cut. It is necessary to cut slowly, in layers, so as not to injure the animal. Better to start from the heel to the toe. The hoof can be rotten, all this must be cut.

You need to trim the hooves to a pinkish surface, then you can’t do further – there are already blood vessels. As a result, you should get a smooth and even sole, a soft center along with a solid part. After the whole procedure, the hooves can be washed with warm water and soap.


How to Clean a Chicken Coop – When, Why and How Often

What benefits do you get for chicken coops and laying hens? What you need to know about this?

I will not list which bedding to use, many articles have already been written about this on my channel.

Go straight to the point!


The litter receives all bowel movements from laying hens and other technical waste. Thanks to the chemical processes of litter and the substrate of the litter, when heated, it gives off the heat that heats the room.

The rotten litter with litter partially becomes a working material for self-cleaning and even a therapeutic substrate for poultry. If the birds are few, then the heat transfer effect will be minimal, since the litter needs constant fresh litter.


It is refreshed fresh as it is contaminated, not leading to a black state and, all the more, to a strong smell with ammonia, an excessively wet litter is a signal for the development of various diseases in birds.

They clean the litter in the spring, after warm weather is established on the street, when the chickens go out onto the street daily and immediately pour a new one, if the litter is not badly dirtied during the summer, then you can not clean it in the fall, but only update it fresh until spring.


litter with litter is an invaluable fertilizer, but to become one, you need to store it in silo containers, boxes or pits.
between the layers (usually a layer of litter 10-20-30 cm) it is advisable to sprinkle with earth, at least 10 cm, and spill the litter with water from a watering can.

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