What farm animals/livestock do you think are most significant to a HS. We bought land, (restrictions don't say anything about livestock). I was thinking that have a couple of chickens and a goat someday would be good. You can laugh at this questions, but here goes: How many eggs to chickens lay a day? Do you have to have a rooster if you don't want any baby chickens (is there a purpose for a rooster besides that)? What benefits are there to have a goat? I know milk - any others? I would definitely get some goat milk localy to make sure my brood would drink it. I'll probably start with the chickens and see how i do and what the upkeep is like, etc. - i'm thinking about doing this perhaps in a two years. I'll have my garden to start next year and am going to devote my time to that since it will have to be started from "scratch". I'm going to start with one project and finish it before beginning the next.