Here you will find our favourite sites and information on Nubian goats, hatching eggs, raising heritage chickens, Indian Runner ducks, African geese and heritage turkeys.

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ACE Courier Services: branches throughout BC and Alberta, over 30 years of experience

 72 UniHeat Packs for Shipping Chicks:

GroGel: Highly nutritious concentrated chick food for shipping and newly hatched chicks chicks eating GroGel


Canadian National Goat Federation: New ID and Traceability Project for 2018

Canadian Goat Society:

Anglo Nubian Goat Society (how to measure and weigh stock etc.)

International Nubian Breeders Association:

American Poultry Association:

Marans of America Club:

Ameraucana Breeders Club:

Vernon Pigeon and Poultry Club:

Poultry Show Abbreviations: (information, record keeping, shows, dates and locations)

“HEN POWER PROJECT” It encourages the elderly to become involved in the day-to-day raising, care, feeding, eggs, etc. of hens.


Provincially Licensed Class A and B Meat Plants
Pursuant to the BC Meat Inspection Regulation as of 0 4 – J u n -19


GOAT SITES: Recommended readings before purchasing a goat. 
Keeping Flocks Healthy-Sheep and Goats

Goat Health and Biosecurity

Best Management Practices to Control Internal Parasites in Small Ruminates

Benefits of Raising Goats: (The Spruce)

Goat minerals: why, what, and how:

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats:

Goat Keeper Magazine:

Goddard Farm in the USA – Herd Management (includes lots of info on treating parasites,  housing, feeding, kidding, showing and cheese making etc. for Nubian Goats):

Fias Co Farm – Breeding Does/Goat Health and Husbandry :

Goat Reproduction, Puberty and Sexual Maturity:

Goat Care, Breeding, Sickness, Diseases and Treatments:

Goat Link (goat information, care, meds, etc.)

Goat World (INTERACTIVE PREGNANCY CALCULATOR, kidding info, care, etc. )

How to Make Kidding Happen During Daylight Hours (On Pasture)

How to Tell When Your Goat Will Kid

Livestock Winter Hay Needs – Hay Calculator

Goat Milk: The Most Complete Food Known/Diary Goat Journal (

Bramble Berry® Soap Making Supplies

The Livestock Feed That Grows Even During Droughts: (Off The Grid News)
Goats are champion brush-eaters, and they naturally prefer browsing to grazing.
“Do not feed branches from stone fruit trees (peach, plum, cherry, apricot nectarine), yew, poison sumac, mountain laurel, or any type of laurel or rhododendron.”

 A chicken and a rooster with all their body parts explained.


Poultry Pedia (Poultry breeds, weights and chicken care):

Livestock Conservancy Chicken Breed Comparison Chart:

Henderson’s Handy Dandy Chicken Chart:


Brooding Temperatures for Small Poultry Flocks

Busting 7 Myths About Medicated Chick Starters
(Wild Acres uses medicated chick starter)

The Chicken Chick: Baby Chick Basics. What You Need to Know to Get Started

The Chicken Chick: Feeding Chickens at Different Ages

Chick and Chicken Care 101

The Chicken Chick: 5 Common Problems in Chicks with Solutions

How to make a simple nipple waterer for your chick brooder

How To Integrate New Chickens Into Your Flock (and juveniles birds)

Feeding Whole Grains to Chickens-Maine Organic Farmers

Basic Feeding Programs for Small Chicken Flocks: Manitoba Agriculture
(organic, grains, egg size, brooding, pastured poultry etc.)

A high energy chicken treat your flock will love : Poultry Protein Platter.  We like to feed suet to our hens in the winter. This it a good recipe for making your own homemade suet.

Backyard Poultry Magazine 10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed

Heritage Chicken Breeds Are Disappearing and Here’s Why They Are Worth Saving

Poultry Behavior: Senses, Social, Eating, Breeding, Pecking Order etc.

20 Reasons Your Chickens Aren’t Laying Eggs: Lisa Steele’s (
(same list but discussed by Justin Rhodes)

Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?

Predator Management for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

It’s a mystery you CAN solve: Which Hens are Laying Eggs:

How to Stop Chickens from Eating Their Own Eggs

Dropping Boards, because Poop Happens (Chicken Chick)

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter (The Spruce)

Cold Weather Chickens – 8 things to NOT to do in the winter (My Pet Chicken Blog)

How to Make a Chicken Apron or Hen Saddle:
-to protect a favourite hen from the over zealous rooster and or a chicken or turkey that is molting or getting picked on.

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Chicken saddles? What’s the deal with them?
(includes a video on how to put one on and where to buy them)

Molting Hens – Everything you need to know


How to Make Homemade Electrolytes for Chickens

Poultry Probiotics Can Help Keep Your Flock Healthy
… like sauerkraut, apple cider vinegar, cheese, sour cream and, famously, yogurt

Cut Your Chickens Feed Bill by Fermenting

Homemade Suet: A Warming Winter Chicken Treat

Fresh Eggs Daily with Lisa Steele: Spice Up your Chicken Keeping for Better Flock Health

The Benefits of Garlic, Cayenne and Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Flock

Chicken Heat Stress, Dehydration and Homemade Electrolyte Solution
In summary, during high heat conditions, baking soda facilitates calcium absorption while vinegar inhibits it.  SKIP the vinegar in the heat, opting for an electrolyte solution instead.

Hot Weather, Acidosis and a Homemade Electrolyte Recipe
Temperatures between 55-75F (12.77-23.88C) are optimal, anything higher starts to cause stress to their bodies.

An unlikely alternative to antibiotics: cayenne, sage, and cinnamon (The New Food Economy)

Apple Cider Vinegar and Diatomaceous Earth Benefits

Kelp Meal Benefits – Homestead Organics

Lavender Mint Coop Refresh Spray for your Coop and Home

Holistic Hen – Organic Poultry:

Preparedness Mama: Creating a Chicken Habitat, Fermenting Feed, Growing Fodder etc.

    North Country Farmer

One of the most attractive things about the Siberian Peashrub is its potential as a source for chicken feed. The seeds of this plant are 36% protein and contain 12% fatty oils.

38 Plants To Grow For Chicken Feed

Chicken Powered Permaculture Design for Permaculture Gardens, Farming and Food Forests

12 Chicken-Friendly Plants To Grow Next To Coops and the Ones to Avoid:

-includes lists of plants

Plantain has traditionally been used as a medicinal herb for treatment of many diseases. High amounts of vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium. Showed promise as an effective means of controlling invasion by Eimeria tenella, the organism responsible for causing coccidiosis in chickens.

8 Top Vines to Grow on Your Chicken Coop

Herbs for Chicken Nesting Boxes

Using Chicken Manure Fertilizer In Your Garden

Raising Backyard Chickens:

Raising Backyard Chickens: The Chicken from a Holistic Perspective


Answers to Ten Common Questions about Chicken Health

Chicken First Aid Kit and Sick Bay: (Chicken Chick)

Watch Out for Roost Mites: (and other Practical Poultry Tips from Robert Plamondon)

Watch Out for Roost Mites

Battling Chicken Mites with Bags of Brimstone

Worm, Mite, & Lice All In One Treatment For Chickens & Quail Ivermectin (video on how to apply Ivermectin to your chicken

To get rid of lice, mites and most internal worms use Noromectin. Get the oil based one and place a few drops on bare skin of the chicken such as under the wing, below the vent area, on the back or neck. Works for approx. 3-5 months. Do not eat eggs for a week or more. A good time is during the winter molt. Use with an eye dropper or small syringe.

The Chicken Vet (identify the mites, lice etc. and what to use to get rid of them- use of ivermectin etc.)

Preventing and Treating Wry Neck in Chicks and Ducklings: (Fresh Eggs Daily)

How to Treat Frostbite in Chickens:

Scaly Leg Mites in Chickens and Treatments: (The Chicken Chick)

Bumblefoot in Chickens: Causes and Treatment with video clip (Chicken Chick)

Bumble Foot Repair videos- part 1 & 2 (Vivienne Morgan- Facebook)

The Poultry Site Quick Disease Guide: ( The Poultry Site has many articles on poultry care)

Worming Chickens and Other Poultry: (ie geese & pheasants) Poultry

Chicken Diseases: Prevention and Diagnosis (Raising Chickens-a Guide to Everything Chicken)

Chicken Diseases You Need To Know About

Medications, Vaccines, Diagnostic Disease Chart (


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Extensive Helpful Diagrams, poultry parts, charts, and lots of reading on breeding

Ongoing Selection of Breeding Stock- Law Of Ten (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy)

UK AG Poultry Extension: Poultry/Turkey/Waterfowl/Pigeons Breeding (Links or Interests)

GMS11: Breeding for Type (Scratch Cradle/Genetics Mini-Series)

Ongoing Selection of Breeding Stock (The Livestock Conservancy)

Principals of Selective Inbreeding by W.A. Watmough

Using the Clan Mating System (www.TheModernHomestead.US )
-Harvey and Ellen Ussery

Watch “Genetics of colour and pattern in chickens” on YouTube

Hobby Poultry: The Barred Gene

4-H Comparative Judging

Exhibition Poultry (helpful guide for 4-H and everyone else-includes breeds and categories)

Punnett Squares help us determine the probability of inheriting a specific trait. #punnettsquare #genetics

Punnett Squares help us determine the probability of inheriting a specific trait. #punnettsquare #genetics:


Historical: Feeding For Eggs 1909 – Dryden, James; Oregon Agricultural College.

EC1441 Revised 1932 Practical Poultry Equipment  J.H. Claybaugh

EC1421 Revised 1938 Judging Six Common Varieties of Chickens H. E. Alder

Book: Practical Poultry Raising (Peace Corps, 1981, 225 p.)

Book: Breeding Poultry Records: Lippincott, William Adams 1882-1931

History through the eyes of a chicken (TED-Ed)


Feeding Ducklings


Chapter 14. GOOSE DISEASES (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF DISEASE

Treating Angel Wing : (DVM)

Celebrating the Goose: Raising Geese (Hobby Farms)

Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs

A Guide to Common Duck Diseases (Domestic Duck Breeds Don’t Get Sick Often)


Chicken Chick: information on fertile and developing eggs with lots of colourful detailed photos

Hatching Shipped Eggs by Elizabeth White via Cheryl Shires

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs- Learn How to Take Care of Baby Chicks Before They’ve Hatched

Incubating chicken eggs : your questions answered.

Hatching for Success ( The Livestock Conservancy)

The Importance of Humidity and Candling your Eggs: (

Chicken Embryo Development (

Hatching Chicks and Ducklings

A chick with spraddle leg and a chick with bandaged legs.

How to Spot Problems of Newly Hatched Chicks Chicken Health For Dummies

Egg Color Chart – Find Out What Egg Color Your Breed Lays (Backyard Chickens)

How an Egg is Made