SHould I be scared

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by TNHermit, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. TNHermit

    TNHermit Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've been doing the homesteading lifestyle for a long time but never really raised any animals. Nine kids and a few dogs and cats. Plus I could by meat and raw milk from other farmers pretty reasonable. Now I have my first two pigs its a thing between me and my neighbor who takes card of them while I'm gone. But i find myself wanting to hang out in the feed store more and more. is this normal.
     
  2. shiloh

    shiloh Active Member

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    It sound like you might be getting hooked on raising critters. Yes. I think you should be scared.
     

  3. dagwood

    dagwood Well-Known Member

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    Don't be scared.Enjoy it! The further you get from city living the more you will enjoy it. :)

    ps....Don't go everboard with the hogs tho.....that pig manure is powerful stuff....... :p
     
  4. jen74145

    jen74145 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hah hah, welcome to the wide world of animal husbandry; lol!
    I started by talking hubby into a few ducks... then a few hens... now he's agreed that we really need some turkeys, and maybe quail and rabbits, too!

    All in the span of two years, too.
     
  5. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    Yeah! Just wait 'til you get your own chickens. And a couple of goats. And . . .

    Enjoy!

    NeHi
     
  6. jassytoo

    jassytoo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep, be afraid....be very afraid! :) Once you get the bug its all over. Now you'll start reading the ads for critters posted in the feed store. There's no cure. :shrug:
     
  7. Siryet

    Siryet In Remembrance

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    The strange thing is we also started with two pigs and now its still two pigs winter, 5 pigs summer, eight sheep, ducks, chickens, gunieas 2 outside dogs.....................
    and it just continues and continues......................... :)
     
  8. Maura

    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Poor thing. It's too late for you.

    By the way, you are going to need a few chickens to eat the flies. I recommend Rhode Island Reds or Buff Orpingtons.