We keep our own animals and birds for two reasons - firstly because we want to raise meat and eggs in a way we are happy with. We want them to have a happy life, and, as much as reasonable, to be able to do the things they would naturally do. Pigs should root, chickens dust bath etc. And we want to know what goes into them, to raise them with feeds and treatments we are happy with.
Secondly, we really enjoy having them.
I don’t pretend to be an expert by any means. For a start there are often many different approaches, and often not one answer. And it is a journey.
For day to day chatter on livestock and poultry keeping, check out the blog.
As I have gathered information for our own purposes, I have collated it here for further reference.
Please note - this web site is still being updated, please bear with us. :)