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        05-31-2014, 11:54 AM
    animals that will benefit me

    I want my own mini farm when I'm older but only with animals that could save money or something in the long run
    I definitely want chickens and maybe a few goats for milk (I don't have the guts to kill turkey or cows)
    Any other animals?
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        05-31-2014, 02:08 PM
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    Ducks, you can sell the eggs. Turkeys again you can sell the eggs and the offspring.
    Sheep, goats, sell the offspring. Cattle you can take the calfs to auction at weaning.
    You don't want a rooster with chickens unless you want fertilized eggs resulting in chicks.
    Hens do not need a rooster to produce eggs.
        05-31-2014, 08:35 PM
    Yes, chickens are definitely good! They can produce eggs (without a rooster as Stevenson mentioned) and you can sell the eggs. Duck eggs are preferred by a lot of chefs. Goats would be good, but if you're looking to provide milk for just you, you might only want a couple (we're getting Nigerian Dwarfs). Also, goats have to be bred in order to produce milk! A sheep would be good if you have an interest in spinning wool.
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        06-02-2014, 04:52 PM
    Sheep for milk and/or wool.
    Llamas or alpacas for fiber.
    Bees for honey.
    Hydroponic set up with Tilapia for both veggies AND fish in a nearly self-supporting system.
        06-03-2014, 10:25 AM
    Goats will also provide meat, and if you have an intrest in possibly breeding horses a milk goat or 2 can literally be a life saver. A pig or 2 is easy enough to raise and slaughter. Yard birds are a given, and rabbits are an old meat stand by.


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