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Summary

Paul Wheaton, Mike Haasl, Ash Jackson and Ashley Cottonwood discuss the badge bits for the sand badge in animal care.

These BBs are discussed in some detail:
- move a yellowjacket nest from where it is a bother to where it is a value
- catch a honey bee swarm with a bait hive (aka swarm trap)
- rescue a honey bee swarm
- plant a three season nectar harvest for pollinators
- build a ladybug house

The rest of the BBs are mentioned but not discussed:
- build a bat house
- build an insect hotel
- scythe and bale one bale of hay
- scythe and bale one bale of straw
- create a brush pile near a garden for animal/insect diversity habitat.
- create six different toad habitats
- plant 60 mulberry tree seeds
- create snake/lizard habitat
- create a live rodent trap
- create at least a pint of holzer bone sauce
- share appropriate kitchen scraps
- milk a cow or goat or sheep - one gallon for cows, one quart for others
- plant seeds for humming birds
- putting out some winter straw to help the animals stay warm
- fecal parasite test
- sheep health check
- training animals for goodies
- cleaning a shelter
- cleaning out at least 4 nesting boxes for chickens
- grow sprouts as a winter chicken feed
- remove algae from a trout pond
- add aeration strategy to a trout pond
- stock a trout pond with trout
- move animals to a new paddock
- collect 12 eggs from your fowl
- food/water/egg/safety check for your fowl
- food/water/safety check for your 4 legged livestock
- create dragonfly habitat
- create frog habitat
- manage breeding and support farm cat resulting in at least six kittens
- slaughter and clean - chicken, duck, turkey, guinea fowl, quail, pigeon, goose, rabbit, guinea pig

Relevant Threads

PEP Badge: Animal Care - main thread

move a yellowjacket nest from where it is a bother to where it is a value
catch a honey bee swarm with a bait hive (aka swarm trap)
rescue a honey bee swarm
plant a three season nectar harvest for pollinators
build a ladybug house

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