Do you have livestock on your homestead? Do you WANT to have livestock?
We have lots of animals here on our little homestead. On just 3.8 acres, we have chickens, ducks, turkeys, meat rabbits, goats, and cows. Oh, and lots of pets!
Animals are an important part of self reliance. They can provide meat, milk, and eggs for your family. You can even turn them into a source of income!
We just love having livestock on the farm. But they do come with a lot of responsibility!
Animals need to be fed and watered every single day, rain or shine, sleet or hail. You think the mailman has it tough?? Farmers go through so much more!
But it is so worth it to provide for your family, no matter what is going on in the world (ahem, thank you 2020!).
You can read all about my experiences with my farm animals in some of these great free resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Raising Chicks
Why You NEED Chickens
Is a Dairy Goat Right For Me?
Milk Animals on the Homestead
Raising a Year’s Supply of Meat on the Farm
Adding Livestock to the Homestead
Why You Should Consider Keeping a Rooster
Raising Meat Rabbits for Beginners
Raising Turkeys for Beginners
How NOT to Get Started with Meat Chickens
If you already have livestock, you should definitely have a Homestead Management Binder. It’s the only way to correctly track your inputs and outputs on the farm when you have animals.
I hope you find this helpful!
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