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Have you ever wanted to raise your own meat but don’t think you can in a small space?
Please know that it can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. We live on 1/5 acre, smack dab in the middle of a little town, and are able to raise our own chickens, turkeys, ducks and rabbits. I would love to share with you how we raise meat for our family. Please know that even though our situation may be different, as we do not have any zoning laws against farm animals in our town and our neighbors are quite supportive in what we are doing, that you can still raise quality meat. First thing we had to do was decide that a manicured lawn just wasn’t as important as knowing where our food comes from. If you were to look at our yard int he early Spring, you would see nothing but barrenness. So, even if you aren’t a “full fledged” homesteader, there are things you can do to feed your family. Here are some great ideas that anyone can do, even in just little bit of space.
Raising meat chickens isn’t difficult, truly.
There are just a few things they need, like quality feed, clean water and room to move about a bit. Believe it or not, we are able to raise up to 150 meat birds on our little homestead, and since they only take about 6-8 weeks from chick to freezer, they are a short term commitment. Read more here:
Raising Chickens for Meat
Butchering a Chicken
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