Since our little crew of duckies has become a big part of our lives, I wanted to formally introduce them and tell a little about their story. We’ll also use this page to answer some basic duck questions, and share some duck videos for those who need more duckie time….
Homestead geese are not the first animals that come to mind when you consider homestead livestock. That award usually goes to backyard chickens, or dairy goats with the occasional pastured pig thrown in. But geese deserve to be fourth on that list in my opinion. Geese are entertainment, lawn control, homestead guardians that also happen to taste pretty darn good. Goose fat is prized among top chefs, and many a hawk or fox has been scared away from a chicken dinner by the threatening wing span of an angry goose. You might share that opinion if you encountered an aggressive goose in childhood (or adulthood for that matter).…
Meat chickens are an ideal project for beginning homesteaders who want to raise high quality protein. The housing requirements are modest, the project can be done in more favorable weather, and raising chickens for meat will give you confidence to then move into egg layers. Meat chickens can take as little as two months of your time. It’s a good opportunity to see how you like taking care of a non-pet animal….