Top Homestead Animals 101

Top Homestead Animals 101

Embracing a prepper lifestyle boils down to the desire to become self-reliant. For many, this means purchasing land for a homestead so they can grow gardens and raise animals for food. But what animals should a novice prepper start with? Are certain types easier to raise than others?

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 their own food (reducing insect populations) and you can sell their eggs or chicks.
  • Ducks are quite similar to chickens — meat and eggs. There are just a couple of differences. Ducks require some kind of water to splash around in, even if it’s just a kiddy pool. Also, their eggs are larger and richer in protein.
  • Goats can be another good addition to a beginning homestead. Like chickens, goats don’t require a lot of space. These animals can be great for meat, milk and cheese. Additionally, you could breed them to sell goat kids as extra income, or if you’ve got overgrown land, use them to clear it.

The nice thing about these animals 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.

Do you know of any other animals that make great additions to a homestead? Have you ever considered raising these animals? Reply to your email and let us know! We would love to hear from you!

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