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Top 10 Pet Birds to Breed for Profit

I am an avid bird lover. My brothers and I grew up breeding budgies, finches, cockatiels, quails, ringneck parrots, and canaries. We had a huge aviary in our backyard, and sold offspring for pocket money. If I knew then what I know now about breeding birds, I would have done a lot differently.  On the …

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Are Rabbits Profitable to Raise?

Countless people living in a variety of situations are keeping and rearing animals to make a profit. The list of animals that are kept is huge, but not all of them will achieve a profit. One of the most popular animals to keep for profit in the United States is the rabbit. So, are rabbits …

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The Ultimate Duck Feed Guide from A to Z

My grandmother used to take me to feed bread to the ducks at a lake near her home. Through the years, I learned about animal husbandry and a great deal more on the nutrition of the various animals we have kept. I think the bread is the best place to start with when talking about …

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Why Is My Chicken Limping? 5 Possible Causes

One thing any homesteader can appreciate is just how valuable their animals are. We do the best that we can to keep them safe and healthy. Of course, we can’t prevent everything from happening and sometimes they do get hurt or sick. Chickens, and birds in general, are fragile and can be injured very easily …

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