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  1. Livestock
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  2. Livestock
    I'm looking at raising some meat goats.. figure it ain't no different then deer and lopes... gonna try it and rabbits... New Zealands .. goats? still researching Open to hear from anybody who can offer advice...
  3. Livestock
    Hi, I have been pondering this question. I live in the mountains of Montana. i did raise dairy goats for the last 10 years but when hay got too expensive I sold them.Now I am thinking I would like to have a goat for milk and some other animals (pigs & chickens) in case the economy to pot. My...
  4. General Preparedness Discussion
    Pigs are a naturally clean animal that will do their business in one corner of a bigger space. No smell. No stink. Brian says the only way pigs will stink is if you let them fester in one spot. The pig fence is stock panels held together with caribeaners. Brian is growing lots of stuff that...
  5. Livestock
    I am interested in raising and keeping a few chickens in my back yard. I have a family of 4 so I think 2-3 chickens will do nicely. Does anyone here have experience in this? How about the smell? Would it be bad or with that few chickens would it be ok? Thanks, Shrek
  6. Livestock
    I have, on several occassions, seen articles about using garlic as a livestock wormer. Has anyone tried using dehydrated garlic powder or dehydrated minced garlic instead of fresh? I suspect that fresh is the one that must be used but storing dehydrated garlic for future use would be so much...
  7. General Preparedness Discussion
    I remember watcing something on the idiot box saying that all wild animals have a natural ability to leave when danger is comming, when that tusami hit in 04 most of the free wildlife was OK managed to get away or out of harms way? Harder for a city guy to do? Anyone else have thoughts on...
  8. Hunting & Fishing
    So ...we sold most of our guineas off or bartered them ... We did keep 4 ... and what happens ... the hen came in with a clutch of about 20. lol I have taken it as a sign ... we need them. :D They have made it with the heavy rains and cooler temps. So we will keep them around. lol Funny how...
  9. General Homesteading & Building
    I'm new to Prepared Society but I thought I would ask the group about a solution for what we think is a mineral deficiency. As you all know to be prepared you have to have food, water and shelter. Animal husbandry is not something you pick up over night. We are raising chickens, guineas and...
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