Friday, April 29, 2016

New Updated Silkie sales List - Female Bearded Silkies Available

Bearded Bantam Silkie Females available in several colors check out our updated Sales list. http://amberwaves.info/silkiesaleslist.htm

Healthy Chickens, Healthy Flocks

Healthy Chickens, Healthy Flocks

Chickens are domestic livestock, so they depend on their keepers for their well-being. Their needs are simple but unless they get the care they need, they are at risk, writes Christine Heinrichs. The best defence against disease is for the flock to be clean and well nourished.


Do Eggs Go Bad? 3 Ways To Perform an Egg Freshness Test - Countryside Network

Do Eggs Go Bad? 3 Ways To Perform an Egg Freshness Test - Countryside Network

Use These Fresh Egg Tests to Avoid an Encounter with a Rotten Egg "Do eggs go bad?" may seem like a silly question to you. You may even wonder why anyone would need to ask since most people raising chickens for eggs check the nesting boxes every day.

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"Debbie and Jim have been so informative and friendly and helpful to my husband and I. We love our Pygmy Goats so much and I don't think that we would have enjoyed this experience without all their help and guidance. They truly love what they do and I would suggest that anyone that is looking for a professional and caring breeder it's Amber Waves!! Thanks Debbie and Jim!"

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How to Make a Quick and Easy Chicken Saddle

How to Make a Quick and Easy Chicken Saddle

How to Make a Quick and Easy Chicken Saddle 4/27/2016 10:28:00 AM I think most people that own chickens have heard of chicken saddles. Chicken saddles are fabric "vests" you can put on hens that are suffering from overly, ummm, romantic roosters.

Councilors amend Rio Rancho Pygmy goat ordinance


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Councilors amend Rio Rancho Pygmy goat ordinance
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho City Councilors are amending a proposed ordinance that would allow pygmy goats as pets in the city.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Went to purchase pygmy goat
"They were very knowledgeable and friendly.they seem to take good care of all the animals wouldn't mind doing business with them."

House Works: How to build a better chicken coop

House Works: How to build a better chicken coop

When it comes to food, people eventually make their way back to basics. Heritage vegetables, free-range meats, artisanal cheeses - they're all examples of what I mean. No matter how modern and convenient our food system has become, it has a hard time delivering a close enough connection to the land for many of us.


Pet Insurance: Is This Needed?


Pet Insurance: Is This Needed?

Medical expenses these days can be very costly not just for humans but even for animals as well. David Quilty from Santa Monica, California can attest to this when he took his cat for tooth extraction and he was billed $1,000 for 2 teeth.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started

Want to get started raising chickens? Be sure you're ready to commit! Here's the first post of a beginner's guide. Let's "start from scratch," so to speak. From The Old Farmer's Almanac.


Poultry Farming Terminology - What's in a Name? - Countryside Network

Poultry Farming Terminology - What's in a Name? - Countryside Network

Interesting Facts About Chickens and Other Poultry Whether you are new to poultry farming or you already have years of experience under your belt, you have probably at some point come across a poultry farming term that's unfamiliar.


Cheyenne's backyard chicken ordinance advances

Cheyenne's backyard chicken ordinance advances

CHEYENNE - An ordinance allowing city residents to keep chickens on their property has just one hurdle remaining before becoming law, following its approval by the City Council's Committee of the Whole on Wednesday.


New ordinance could allow backyard chickens in Hanover County

New ordinance could allow backyard chickens in Hanover County

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Hanover County residents are one step closer to being able to keep chickens in their back yards. Thursday night, Hanover County's Planning Commission approved an ordinance that would allow chickens in residential areas. It's a decision resident Steve Chippendale with Dunreath Farm agrees with.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

4 Things You Didn't Know About Keeping Goats In The City

4 Things You Didn't Know About Keeping Goats In The City

Thinking about keeping goats on your urban homestead? I, too, have felt the siren call of backyard dairy and meat, so I sympathize. There are a number of things to consider before you jump into goats, though.


21 Things You Should Know About Goats Before You Start a Goat Farm

21 Things You Should Know About Goats Before You Start a Goat Farm

21 Things You Should Know About Goats Before You Start a Goat Farm 2/7/2014 11:37:00 AM You always wanted to keep dairy goats. You wanted your own fresh - and free - goat milk, goat cheese, goat milk yogurt and maybe even goat meat without having to worry about antibiotics and hormones in the milk.

5 Clever Chicken Egg-Incubation Tips

5 Clever Chicken Egg-Incubation Tips

While chickens are natural incubation experts, many breeders find that utilizing an incubator can give them more control over their hatch, ultimately leading to higher hatch rates than nature provides. Want to increase chicken egg hatch rates? Check out these fives tips to help you become an egg-incubation master.


Hand Raised Bottle Baby Nigerians Available For Sale

We have a select group of Nigerian Dwarf Hand Raised Bottle Babies available fo sale. Two fixed males and the rest females Please visit http://amberwaves.info/nigerian%20dwarf%20goats%20for%20sale.htm can go now as bottle babies if picked up at Amber Waves. To make an appointment to visit or read our reviews please visit http://amber-waves.genbook.com






Monday, April 18, 2016

All About Goat Wattles - Dairy Goat Journal

All About Goat Wattles - Dairy Goat Journal

What are Wattles for on a Dairy Goat? By Jennifer Stultz - By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area. They certainly attract interest at fairs or shows where those who are not familiar with dairy goats pass through.


Nigerian Dwarf Goat Spotlight - Dairy Goat Journal


Nigerian Dwarf Goat Spotlight - Dairy Goat Journal

This Small Goat Breed is Lovable and Gentle, and Produces a Surprising Amount of Milk for Its Size The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature goat of West African origin. Nigerian Dwarf goats are enjoying a rise in popularity due to their small size and colorful markings.

What to Consider When Building a Chicken Coop: Sizing and Location

What to Consider When Building a Chicken Coop: Sizing and Location

Building a chicken coop is a big deal. It is something that will remain on your property for years to come. It is the beginning of turning your yard into your own 'starter homesteader.' But wait - there are a few things you should take into consideration before you break ground on your new friends' home.


Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Cleaning, and Storing Chicken Eggs

Raising Chickens 101: Collecting, Cleaning, and Storing Chicken Eggs

Learn about collecting, cleaning, and storing chicken eggs in this Raising Chicken's 101 beginner series from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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Whar we think of amber waves.
"My wife and I bought two pygmy goats a year ago from Jim and Debbie. Since then we have made a great relationship with them. They are very helpful and always there when we have questions. Thank you Jim and Debbie!!"

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Silkie 3 month olds
"I am always thrilled with Amber Waves' beautiful birds. This pair is amazing. They are superb and so sweet. We are very excited! Black Thistle Farm backyardchickentalk.com"

Saturday, April 16, 2016

How to Care for Baby Chicks with 7 Common Illnesses


How to Care for Baby Chicks with 7 Common Illnesses

Raising Organic Chicks Begins With These Natural Treatments to 7 Common Issues Buying day-old baby chicks from a reputable breeder or hatchery and providing them a clean, warm place to grow with 24/7 access to clean fresh water and good-quality chick feed will generally result in healthy chicks, but sometimes you'll still encounter issues.

How Do Chickens Lay Eggs - Backyard Poultry

How Do Chickens Lay Eggs - Backyard Poultry

How Do Chickens Make Eggs? Here's the Step-By-Step Process. "I can't buy your eggs anymore," was the astonishing announcement made by a college student who had been one of my best customers. I had to know what was going on."Well, my husband was talking to your husband, and my husband found out that hens poop and lay eggs out of the same opening."


Learn about backyard chickens April 23

Learn about backyard chickens April 23

Find out how to prepare your flock during Backyard Chickens, the next class in Willamette Heritage Center's Urban Homesteaders series. Experienced backyard chicken owner Barbara Palermo will teach the class, which will cover all the basics to get you started, including keeping your chickens safe and healthy.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs

Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs

What to do when chickens stop laying eggs? See the sixth post of a beginner's guide to raising chickens from The Old Farmer's Almanac.


Solar Backyard Chicken-Coop Building Plans

Solar Backyard Chicken-Coop Building Plans

Solar Backyard Chicken-Coop Building Plans 4/14/2016 9:48:00 AM We've kept chickens on our Manitoulin Island homestead since 2002, and experience has taught me something that no one made clear to me beforehand. When it comes to chicken coops, a handful of smaller, semi-portable coops are better than one large, permanently anchored house.

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Debbie and Jim are the best!
"When I decided to purchase pygmy goats as pets, I did a lot of research and Amber Waves kept coming on top of all internet searches. Their website was the most informative and after the first visit to the farm I was definitively convinced that I had found the right place! Debbie and Jim were very professional and the animals they raise were healthy, certified and very well cared for. I ended up bringing home two adorable baby african pygmy goats who became the most loving addition to our family!"

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African Pygmy goats: you found the right place!
"I fell in love with African Pygmy goats 3 years ago, when I purchased two caramel agouti with black marks. They are the most beautiful animals! The process was super easy, we got a call that the "kids" were ready to be picked up, they had a pedigree, medical records and vaccination certificate. Since that day, Debbie and Jim have been always available to answer my questions, sharing their expansive knowledge on diet, health, personality and care issues of my two baby goats! Highly recommended!"

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Raising Chickens 101: Building a Backyard Coop

Raising Chickens 101: Building a Backyard Coop

Learn how to build a chicken coop for your backyard. Here's the third post from a beginner's guide from the Old Farmer's Almanac

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Q&A: When to Move Chicks from the Brooder to the Coop | Community Chickens

Q&A: When to Move Chicks from the Brooder to the Coop | Community Chickens

Looking to make an easy, DIY dust bath? Click here to learn how... A lot of new chicken keepers - or even those just expanding their flocks - worry about the introduction of new chicks from the brooder to the coop. But, it's not as scary as you think, so long as the temperatures are ...


CC Guide to Gardening with Chickens | Community Chickens

CC Guide to Gardening with Chickens | Community Chickens

It's that blissful time of year again! Garden centers are getting in flats of Pansies and early spring vegetables. The snow peas are planted and the asparagus is making it's way through the cool spring soil like blades of green triumph. It's garden season! Chickens, in addition to laying eggs and being adorable, can also ...


MOTHER EARTH NEWS Heritage Chicken Starter Kit Giveaway

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Heritage Chicken Starter Kit Giveaway

One winner will receive a chicken coop, a starter flock of Heritage Breed Silver Spangled Hamburg chickens, chicken raising resources, a one year membership to The Livestock Conservatory and a $500 gift card from Tractor Supply!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

An Overview of What to Feed Chickens - Countryside Network

An Overview of What to Feed Chickens - Countryside Network

Explore Poultry Feed Formulations for a Balanced Flock Diet Promoted by Chubby Mealworms When you first get a flock of backyard chickens, it's natural to wonder just what to feed chickens. You grab a bag of starter feed, but what happens next?


New DNA Sexed Bearded Bantdam Silkie Female Chicks Black and Partridge Colors - Also Free males

New Group of DNA Sexed Silkie Chicks - Black and Partridge Colors female chicks 2-3 Months  $110 Free male Bearded Bantam Silkie Roosters Black and Partridge colors take one or all. FREE  Shipping ok Continental US  Email: Debbie@amberwaves.info  NPIP - Mareks Vaccinated

Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop - Countryside Network

Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop - Countryside Network

How to Build a Chicken Coop for Five Hens If you're going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you'll love this free chicken coop plan. When it comes to building your own chicken coop, it's important to make sure it's large enough for your brood.


Council approves backyard chickens

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Wonderful farm!
"We loved visiting the goats, emus, and alpacas! More importantly, we left with two perfect silkie hens and lot of great advice!"

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Very patient and lots of chicks
"The owners were quite friendly and patient as it was my first time purchasing chickens and I also had 2 kids with me as well. The farm was clean and all the animals looked very healthy. I ended up with 4 chicks; 2 buff and 2 blue. We love our new little chicks. Thank you!"

Master Gardener gives tips on raising chickens

Master Gardener gives tips on raising chickens

FELTON >> For those dreaming of living with clucking chickens happily laying eggs in the garden, know that they take a great deal of work. Candice McLaren of the Monterey Bay Master Gardeners gave a talk at Quail Hollow Ranch County Park on Sunday about the responsibility and enjoyment that come from backyard chickens.

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