Livestock

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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