There are 6 common breeds of dairy goats. All of them could be used on the homestead.
Silkie Chickens have black skin, black meat, and even black bones. They are considered a health food in many Asian countries and make the most nutritious chicken soup. Silkie meat may cure colds.
Whether you keep rabbits as pets, for show, or for meat and fur, you can reduce rabbit hutch maintenance by incorporating worm bins into your hutch design. Rabbits produce a lot of manure for their size (a large doe with young can produce about...
How To Raise Pigs In Your Backyard. Here you can learn everything you need to know about raising pigs in your backyard. So be sure to check out this great information on pigs.
So you've decided to buy some straight run chicks and raise the roosters for meat. This is what you'll need to know.
The best backyard chicken breeds are friendly and provide a sufficient quantity of eggs. Breeds such as the Silver Gray Dorking and Buff Orpington are excellent choices for a backyard flock.
Your image of cows is probably similar to mine – gentle, placid animals looking at you with those large, soft cow eyes and contentedly chewing their cud. But about 20 people a year are killed by cows in the United States.
My top five picks of sheep breeds for the small (or hobby) farm, plus bonus material!
There are around 10 species of social bees in Australia. They live in colonies and have no stings. Of these few social bees there are just a couple that produce and store Honey that can be extracted.
Pigs are ranked number four in animal intelligence and can learn tricks faster than dogs. True!