Farm Livestock

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If you're thinking about raising meat to feed your family, check out this infographic first for information on space and feed needs, finishing weights, and breeds worth considering.

Infographic: The Meat Makers - Hobby Farms

Get the info you need to choose the best meat to raise on your hobby farm.

LOL.I love critters.These two are beautiful.


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I Did It All By Myself Goat Feeder - Articles

Goat World provides a comprehensive information and community site where goat people can discuss care, breeding, buying, selling, and just having fun raising goats of all kinds!

Ana White's free plans for building a Barn Greenhouse Would use it as a small animal barn!

DIY Greenhouse

DIY Greenhouse plans - build your own DIY greenhouse, free step by step plans by

Basic farm animal husbandry skills - animal restraint, wound care, hoof care, admin. of medications, taking vital signs.....

Basic Farm Animal Husbandry Skills - Hobby Farms

Responsible livestock owners learn to recognize and care for illness among animals. Here are tips to keeping your animals healthy and your vet bills down.


Dragonfly Farm

Dragonfly Farm, located in Harvard, MA, offers healthy, breeding and show quality Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and friendly and colorful pet wethers. Visitors are welcome.

Chicken Coop Plans This is small enough to tweak for the rabbits my girls want!


How to build a chicken coop My husband knows how much I WANT a chicken coop. He sent me these step by step instructions on how to build a chicken coop and I wanted to share them with you. In both rural and urban environments, raising chickens is really growing in popularity. Not only do chickens produce delicious, healthy eggs -- they also fertilize your yard. You can easily give them a home with this cute coop. It’s small enough to move with ease and big enough to house three egg-laying…

The Benefits of Raising Ducks

Raising Ducks

Raising ducks can be difficult and frustrating. In this post, I share my tips to make this experience fun, stress-free and cheap!

Gambrel barn floor plan. I'd love to have something like this, except I'd make the wash stall my milking room and make the stall across from the tack room a secure feed storage area. You could section off the lean-to area so each stall opened into its own yard, too.

Horse Barn Floor Plan Layout Tips

Tips to design your floor plan in horse barn. See floor plan sample.

Getting Started With Goats

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Great website on raising pigs. Not sure if we'll ever do this but interesting reading.

Keeping a pig for meat? | Sugar Mountain Farm

Stories from life at our family farm in the mountains of northern central Vermont where we raise pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, dogs and kids on pasture.


Rustic ~ Redneck

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