Top Homestead Animals 101

Top Homestead Animals 101

You’ve finally done it. It’s 2020, and it seems like the world’s gone crazy, but you finally managed to get your hands on that little 10-acre plot of land. Now to make it your homestead. You’ve done everything except add the animals. Despite your research, you’re still indecisive.

For starters, let’s see what Teal Stone Homestead has to say:

Now, let’s take a look at some other options:

  • Chickens seem to be quite popular these days, and it’s easy to see why. They can provide eggs, meat or both. They require little maintenance, not much space, forage for food and you can sell their eggs or chicks.
  • Ducks are quite similar to chickens — meat and eggs. There are just a couple differences. They’ll require some kind of water, even if it’s a kiddy pool, and their eggs are larger and richer in protein.
  • Goats can be another good idea. They, too, require little space. These animals can be great for meat, milk and cheese. You could breed them to sell goat kids as extra income, or if you’ve got overgrown land, use them to clear it.

Nice thing about all the above is they’re normally good with children and can become a great way for the family to learn about the circle of life. Another lost skill that might be valuable for the children to learn is the Morse Code Alphabet. You never know, it could come in handy when SHTF.

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