As people embrace the idea of growing some of their own produce, many are also pondering the idea of raising small animals for their eggs, meat, or manure. Others are raising bees as they embark on an urban farming adventure.

Scroll down for more on incorporating small livestock into your hobby farm, from housing to feeding them.

Your Winter Duck Coop: 5 Tips for Housing Ducks in Cold Weather

brown and white duck on winter snow

In harsh, cold climates there are some simple tactics for keeping things hospitable in the duck coop. The biggest issue with ducks is the water — they need it, but in harsh winters that water easily turns into a mucky mess or freezes. Adopt these tactics to keep your duck coop habitable and safe for your flock.

Growing Grains in a Small Garden

sorghum seed stalks

Growing the amaranth plant & other quasi-grains like buckwheat & sorghum is a fun way to expand your harvest to include unusual crops in your veggie garden.

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