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postheadericon Are you thinking of buying some dog food for your beloved puppy

Are you thinking of buying some dog food for your beloved puppy? Guess what, don’t rush. A lot of people commit the mistake of buying the wrong kind of dog food simply because they miss to do one important step: getting the puppy food ratings.

The good news is you do have a lot of sources, and today you will learn where to eventually find them:

Internet

There are millions of pieces of information found in the World Wide Web today. It will not be surprising if you find thousands of puppy food ratings there. Nevertheless, you also need to filter out the data you can gather. In case you don’t know, since the Internet is completely for free, it can easily get contaminated by wrong information created by marketers and sellers of dog food themselves.

When you’re searching for puppy food ratings here, consider the following tips:

Go to trusted websites. One good example is Amazon. It sells a variety of products, including dog food, but everyone is encouraged to post their respective reviews. Everyone is also entitled to refute a comment, especially if it seems to be too promotional in nature.

Don’t trust if it’s too good to be true. You know the irony. If it’s too good to be true, then most definitely it’s not. So far, there’s no “have it all” dog food out there. In fact, the best ones are those tailored to a specific niche. For example, you have breed-specific dog foods. Their nutrients may not be found in other products and vice versa, but it doesn’t mean they are anything less.

Simply put, if the ratings start to talk about how almost all types of dog breeds and even dog ages can make use of the product, then there’s a little lie out there. You have to stay away from it as soon as possible.

See if you can communicate with the reviewer. A smart consumer will normally have questions. Why would the reviewer give such kind of rating? Thus, it would be best if there’s a way for you to contact the reviewer, perhaps through e-mail or through a reply in his or her comment.

Magazines

There are various magazines that cater to pets these days. If they are not solely dedicated to pets such as your pooches, they are related to homes, parenting, and other subjects where terms such as “dogs” will also crop up.

You can subscribe to these magazines and check out some of their features. It is usually their style to talk about a particular brand or product of dog food and rate it according to different factors.

Friends

Do you have friends who love dogs? You can ask for feedback from them. If you want a more dependable and professional opinion, you can interview your own veterinarian.

Make use of all these sources, and you will discover just how many good options you have out there. Then you can start streamlining your choices based on your preference and your puppies’ reaction to the dog food.

postheadericon Keeping healthy chickens is so much easier than you might have thought

Keeping healthy chickens is so much easier than you might have thought. There is such a wealth of information available that is so easy to access at the touch of a button and with the recent renewed worldwide interest, chicken keeping really is something to be experienced and the pleasure of eating fantastic tasting free range eggs laid by your own hens is not to be underestimated.

For a long time keeping chickens was not so much a hobby as a necessity, people lived on small holdings or farms, or were too remote from a store that they could not simply pop out to buy eggs. With eggs being so versatile and playing such an important role in our diet, keeping chickens was just something that you did and nobody paid much attention to it.

In these fast furious times we have moved away from taking simple pleasures in life but are gradually coming back around to realising that we have been missing out.

With intense chicken farming and the mass production of eggs needed to supply our constant demand, the industry really does not go anyway to cater for more the most basic needs of laying poultry’s welfare and this has been reflected in the quality and taste of eggs.

There is absolutely nothing to compare with the taste of organic, free range eggs laid by your own poultry. It has been shown that they contain one third less cholesterol and at least one quarter less saturated fat than caged produced hens eggs for a start.

If you are serious about keeping chickens, you will need to be able to address their specific needs but, they are very simple creatures and it only takes minimal effort on your part to keep them healthy, happy and producing tasty eggs.

The most important consideration is housing, not just the size of the coop but also where you decide to position it too. Chickens are susceptible to extremes of heat and cold so, to be able to supply adequate ventilation or heat depending on the weather is helpful. Obviously they need to be dry and protected from other elements such as wind or possibly snow. Above all, they need to feel safe from predators.

Your chickens will rely on you to provide them with the sustenance they need to produce good eggs and to enable them to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So, by giving them a balanced diet with the correct amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals this is easy to achieve.

Chicken keeping can be extremely rewarding, you have the benefits of a constant supply of fresh organic eggs that not only taste better than eggs bought from your local store with extra added health benefits, also you can be proud because you are keeping healthy chickens that are able to endlessly provide eggs for you.

Building a hen house can be simple and is great fun when you are given the correct information. They are practical, easy to assemble and will save you a fortune.

There are dozens of poultry related websites that claim to offer visitors great hen housing plans, but few sadly seem to offer little more than a single basic design. However one of the best chicken house design websites online that has been endorsed by hundreds of chicken breeders and owners worldwide so far contains a wealth of chicken data and related information that is well worth reviewing. (http://www.chickenhousekit.com)

postheadericon I would not mind betting that like me, you thought that to build a poultry shed would be a pretty difficult thing to do

I would not mind betting that like me, you thought that to build a poultry shed would be a pretty difficult thing to do. Well, you might find that you are in for a pleasant surprise, just as I was. I have found so much information, that to build a poultry shed is far more simple than you can even begin to imagine.

I had looked at buying a readymade coop but, was pretty shocked at how expensive they were. I mean, to buy the same amount of materials that would be involved in building it at my local DIY store really would not cost anywhere near the amount that the store was charging.

I guess that they are getting you to pay for somebody else having measured and sawn the timber for you. I really do not think that is good value for money somehow, especially when I then realised that it would come flat packed and needed me to get a screw driver to assemble it anyway.

It would seem that there really has been a massive renewed interest worldwide in chicken keeping. I cannot say for sure why this might be, but perhaps we, the consumer have realised that to be able to enjoy fresh tasting free range eggs from our own chickens is far more achievable now than it ever has been and with all this poultry keeping knowledge so readily available you can see how and why this has happened.

With so many easy to follow hints, tips and tricks especially on DIY chicken housing so easily accessible at the touch of a button, you may end up wishing you had taken up keeping chickens in your own backyard long before now. Having done a bit of research on, what I can only assume were once closely guarded poultry housing secrets it really looks as easy as 123 to provide your poultry with fantastic housing.

If you can follow some simple instructions which guide you through from beginning to end and can use a screw driver, I promise you now that you are on to a sure fire winner. You do not have to think, just do and how simple is that?

The flexibility in building your own coop is beyond compare. I could not find a single readymade coop that met all of my needs and believe me I tried. To be able to provide the right amount of ventilation to keep the housing well aired and enough ramps, walkways and the necessary perches was such a find.

To build a poultry shed will give you such a sense of satisfaction, knowing that you have provided such durable accommodation to house your chickens, that it will keep them safe and secure from predators as possible  and that you have been able to build a poultry shed so cost effectively too I find totally amazing.

Building poultry sheds can be simple and great fun when you are given the correct information. They are practical, easy to assemble and can save you a fortune.

There are dozens of poultry related websites that claim to offer visitor’s great poultry shed plans, but few sadly seem to offer little more than a single basic design. However one of the best poultry shed design websites online that has been endorsed by hundreds of chicken breeders and owners worldwide so far contains a wealth of chicken housing data and related information that is well worth reviewing. (http://www.chickenhousekit.com)

postheadericon I am sure that the last thing you want to hear is me banging on about some great website that is host to some of the easiest to follow chicken coop plans that are currently available, but the truth is that to build a simple diy chicken coop using the information and plans that i discovered really could not be any easier

I am sure that the last thing you want to hear is me banging on about some great website that is host to some of the easiest to follow chicken coop plans that are currently available, but the truth is that to build a simple DIY chicken coop using the information and plans that I discovered really could not be any easier. Interested in saving up to 70% off of the cost of a pre-fabricated poultry house?

Even if you do not already keep or have any chickens, producing their accommodation first is probably the best and easiest way to go, so at least when you get them you already have somewhere to house them. In fact did you know that you can pay as little as $6 to $35 for hens depending on age and breed.

Let’s face it, in this day and age any advantage we can get to reduce our costs of living is a genuine bonus, but where chicken keeping is concerned it is so much more than just a reduction in costs, you will have a major food source that is not just good for you, but one that provides you with some necessary vitamins and is full to the brim with healthy nutrients.

Free range chicken eggs have even been referred to by scientists as an overlooked natural super food. In fact shortly after hearing this I added two raw eggs each day to my already large egg food menu. I am not saying everyone should do this, but it certainly works for me as a complete breakfast replacement that fills me with energy and aids my bodies’ needs.

Convenience is a great thing, but when it comes to chicken coops and poultry housing instant really is not the answer. Readymade coops are not only over inflated in cost, but the quality and finish on the materials leave a lot to be desired.

By providing your chickens with accommodation that is initially made from following a plan as well as gaining the knowledge of what is important to your poultry friends such as ventilation, light, and safety from predators you will be able to customise your coop to specific tailored requirements.

Tooling and knowledge are also important, so if you are like me you will only have limited DIY abilities least of which is woodwork related, this is again why it is important to get the right plans first time, with a step-by-step instruction you simply cannot go wrong.

It really does not have to be a massive project to establishing a working egg producing chicken coop in your backyard, in fact from start to finish you can have your own chickens accommodated and eating their supper in as little as a couple of days, having the right chicken coop plans really is the key and I wish I had not wasted so much time on looking at expensive impractical coops and ways not to build poultry housing.

Building a chicken coop is easy and a great deal of fun providing that you have the correct information. They are practical, easy to assemble and can save you a fortune.

There are quite literally dozens of poultry related websites that claim to offer you great chicken coop plans, but few sadly seem to offer little more than a single basic design. However one of the very if not the bestchicken coop design website online that has been endorsed by hundreds of chicken breeders and owners worldwide so far contains a wealth of chicken housing data and related information that is well worth reviewing can be found right here: (http://www.chickenhousekit.com)

postheadericon Pollen is a source of protein, vitamins, mineral and some carbohydrates for honeybees

Pollen is a source of protein, vitamins, mineral and some carbohydrates for honeybees. One pollen alone does not provide a bee with all the nutrients they need to stay healthy, so a variety of pollens are needed to provide them will all the nutrients they need. Without these nutrients, bees would not be able to produce the royal jelly required to feed the queen and rear brood. If the weather will not allow the bees to leave the hive for several days to collect pollen, and there is very little stored in the combs, it will be necessary the beekeeper to feed the bees a pollen substitute. At the same time the beekeeper will feed them sugar syrup. 

The main ingredient used in making a pollen substitute is brewer’s yeast. The yeast can be fed to the bees dry, but the bees can better utilize the yeast when it is made into patties with the consistency of peanut butter. The yeast is often mixed with 50% sucrose syrup to moisten the patties. The patties are wrapped in wax paper or placed inside plastic bags to keep them moist. The beekeepers that use the high fructose corn syrup will mix the patties using that syrup. Other ingredients can be added to the patties that offer more nutrients than the yeast and syrup mixture alone. Beekeepers will add casein, lactalbumin or soy flour to their mixtures. If the beekeeper use the casein and lacatalbumin it is necessary for them to watch out for lactose and over two- percent sodium. When the beekeepers use soy flour, they try to get the “debittered” soy flour that has been processed and retains some lipids, and toasted to knock out enzymes that interfere with the bees’ digestion. Always make sure to check the data on the soy flour. The beekeeper will want to determine if the soy is a “high sucrose” variety or contains mostly stachyose. Stachyose is toxic to bees. Beekeepers will sometimes add a “feed yeast” like Torula to the pollen mixture to enhance the nutrients in the substitute. Most of them don’t use it because of the high cost.

Pollen substitutes do not increase brood production as well as pollen sources brought in by the bees themselves. Because of the pollen substitute brood rearing will not stop all together should the weather stay bad for a while. A beekeeper will have a fatter bee when using a pollen substitute. There are some areas where pollen is scarce in the late summer and fall. If the beekeeper feeds the bees pollen substitute for a fatter bee, a fatter bee will winter better and rear more brood the next spring than their non-fed counterparts.

Bees are not fond of pollen substitutes. It must be place directly in contact with the bees and as close to the brood as possible. As long as the bees are bringing in a trickle of pollen the substitute will be eaten. If there is no pollen being brought in, the substitute will be ignored and will spoil over time. There are some commercially formulated pollen substitutes on the market that claim the pollen substitute is so attractive to the bees that they will eat it anytime the substitute is offered. No one has investigated those claims.