Farm Animals Guide to
Raising Livestock: Feeding, Housing, Diseases
animals so that they are healthy and productive means a lot of hard
work, and some basic knowledge on what to feed them, good housing, and
a good health care management system.
Here is information on how
to care for your
cows, orphan lambs, goats, ducks,
well as raising
Looking after farm animals and good animal husbandry can be
daunting if you are new at homesteading. There is lots to think about
in animal care and even knowing what to do with that horse
manure that you will have as horse owners. It will soon add
up, and unless you have a good management program in place your farm
could become a stinky mess that is an ideal breeding ground for
What you feed your livestock is the most important aspect in
maintaining their health and fertility. For us, there is no doubt that
is the only way to go when keeping sheep and cattle. You are planting
feed that will medicate your livestock naturally, give them a daily
tonic, as well as keep internal parasites and worms down.
Besides the information below on farm animals and animal husbandry, we
also have some free
farm videos for you to watch on a number of different
including farm safety.
FARM ANIMALS - ALPACAS
Alpacas is probably easier than farming sheep or
goats due to
their character and habits.
You may also be thinking of getting some
cows for milk, butter
but you have no idea how to milk them by hand, and you don't have
enough to warrant buying expensive milking equipment. See our very
popular section on how
to milk a cow that also comes with two entertaining
cows and how to get more milk through better animal
calving, the signs to know when your cow will calve and what
FARM ANIMALS - DUCKS
ducks for either meat, eggs or just as backyard pets. Know
how to feed, house, take care of your duck and what breeds will suit
There are also a number of free
farm videoson alpacas, building a
shearing, keeping chickens and sheep, among others. There is also an
excellent 6 part series on the emotional world of farm animals that is
well worth watching if you have any, or are thinking of keeping
livestock or poultry.
FARM ANIMALS - TURKEYS
Raising turkeys. How to information on all
things needed for good turkey care.
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