You don’t have to be a rancher to have a great herd of livestock on your hobby farm. Many terrific breeds are great for small acreage.
Many of these heritage poultry breeds date back to early America, when farmers needed birds that were cold-hardy and good for eggs as well as meat.
Chicks, ducklings and goslings are available from many sources. Here are some pros and cons of each, as well as the idea of buying grown birds.
Chickens, ducks, geese and quail all offer us incredible edible eggs. Here’s our guide to size and other characteristics as well as nutritional value.
Getting a few chickens can lead to a full flock, which can then lead to a diverse farm with many types of animals. Here are the basics on adding livestock.
Winter preparation is different for chickens than for geese and ducks. Here’s what we do to make sure our birds are warm and dry enough in the cold months.