Livestock Archives | Amaral Farm

Raising Rabbits: How Long Does It Take?

Historically, the rabbit has enjoyed great popularity as livestock in the USA, and many homesteaders still grow them today. Owners enjoy how easy rabbits are to raise and how their meat is a more environmentally friendly option. What’s more, as an animal that is small and easy to care for, much like raising chickens. They are the third most popular pet in the country. Let’s find out how long it takes to start raising rabbits and what you need to consider before diving in.

From Kitten to Geriatric: A Timeline

If you’re thinking of acquiring rabbits, you’ll need to know what to expect over the course of their lives. Let’s explore the timeline of their lives, from when they are born to when they die.

Read More about Raising Rabbits: How Long Does It Take?

How to Raise Chickens for Eggs?

Whether you are looking to open an egg business or just enjoy a backyard flock, it is helpful to know what is involved in raising chickens for eggs before you start. Thanks to the rising popularity of “urban” and “backyard” chickens, there is a lot of information available about beginning your chicken journey, but it can also be overwhelming. At least if you are unprepared. We have put together this comprehensive resource to help you get started.

Before You Begin

The first consideration before planning for your flock is to check local ordinances. Depending on your area, chickens may not be allowed or the number of chickens in your flock may be limited. If you live in an area zoned agricultural this won’t be a problem. But if you live in a typical residential zone area then more often than not the limit is going to be six hens at most. You will also want to make sure that your property has enough space for a coop and space for the chickens to graze, whether in an enclosed area or around your yard.

Read More about How to Raise Chickens for Eggs?

Raising Ducks at Home

For those who have never tried duck, it is a most delicious meat. What makes it most appealing to me is that it does have a more rich taste when compared to the very bland taste of chicken breast.

Raising Chickens

I raised my chickens from the time the chicks were a day old. Many we have hatched ourselves. The main things that I looked into before getting started to ensure that the chicks grow into healthy chickens were housing, caring for chickens, and free range considerations.

Choosing the Right Breed of Goat

When choosing the right breed of goats for other than grass cutting, analyzing your needs is very important to determine whether you need breeds that are best in meat, milk, or fiber production.

Raising Meat Rabbits

Rabbits are fun to raise when you are properly prepared. However, ways of making sure rabbits remain comfortable and safe can be a challenge during the winter given the cold temperatures and predators.

Are You Considering Raising Geese?

There is of course some preparation that I will need to take in before I get them but it is definitely on the radar for 2021. If you are at all considering raising birds for meat, I think goose has to be a strong contender.