Count down

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by *Andi, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

    The clock is ticking ... Count down to spring babies ... goat, sheep, cow & etc.

    What babies are you waiting on ... :D

    For me ... the first longhorn heifer to calf ... and then the goats and sheep come the first of April...

    I love springtime on the homestead!!!!!
  2. BadgeBunny

    BadgeBunny Well-Known Member

    How exciting!!! My dad was a DVM so I got to see lots of babies of all kinds.

    I'm not hatching this year but I am getting some baby chickens ... and if my luck holds some baby rabbits too. I really want a dwarf goat (seriously, they are smaller than my dog) but I am not sure I can get the hubby to go for it ... I'm pushing my luck with the rabbits ... :rolleyes:

  3. redneck1861

    redneck1861 New Member


    We just got about 50 chicks last week
  4. greaseman

    greaseman Well-Known Member

    Even though I live in a somewhat urban area, I have enough room to raise chickens. I've done it before, and it might be a good time to start again. The fresh supply of eggs is great, but I never had the urge to eat them when the hens quit laying. That is likely to change. I found that by letting them free range in a fenced back yard, I was able to keep the feed costs down. I also used to buy old bread from the bakery thrift store when it got old, for 20cents a loaf. Placed in the freezer, it lasted forever. I also ate it, as I found it ok in taste . Cheaper than regular feed, and stocked with vitamins and minerals, the old bread proved to be a great addition to the feed program. Good cluck. hope this helps.
  5. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

    I'm going to dust off the incubator today and get it up and running. That has been on my to do list for a while now. :gaah:

    No more putting it off.:rolleyes: