Originally Posted by Jennifer319
I would agree that it is not cost effective at least in the beginning to my way of thinking but it is the idea of knowing what they eat, and are processed humane in the end. My plan is to have two separate birds for egg production and one breed for meat production. SInce I am an extreme newbie and have no flock as yet I am reading and learning as much as I can about how to properly care for these creatures. I so value the advise of those of you who are doing all of this successfully and since I am a Nurse Practitioner I of course want them healthy at the end of the day. I will research to death and read as much as I can but experience counts!!!!!! I bought a property with 3 acres and no HOA to be able to have chickens. So once the house is built a site for my girls will be done. Thanks to all of you for giving me your thoughts it is soooooo appreciated!
I think this is first and foremost the reason for raising your own. especially these days of Contaminated food in general.
I am on a fixed income not living at home right now but my plans are to raise Guinea Fowl for an income producer and chickens for eggs and meat. And a few ducks for my red meat production.
You can use Duck meat for making Proscheuto, Pastrami, and even Corn it like corned beef. As well as Muscovy ducks dress out at about ten to thirteen pounds. Duck eggs are awesome for baking too.
Yes Zoning is important Look it up. Here in San Diego County I have eighteen acres but due to a county wide issue a ban on roosters (a limit on how many you can have per parcel size ) and the way they are kept is in force. (subject matter is banned here on BYC)
You have some heavy hitters here on this thread right now. @ChickenCanoe Has forgotten more than I will EVER know.