I just have to vent because my family is constantly getting on my nerves about my animals. For a few years I just had chickens. Then I expanded to ducks and geese. Those were all originally for eggs. Last year I started with nigerian dwarf goats for milk and bees for honey. This year I plan on getting 25 to 50 ducks and chickens for meat. I enjoy the self-sufficient lifestyle and making my own food. My family enjoys the eggs and more recently the meat from my culled roosters. And yet, they keep telling me I have too many animals. I don't understand how they can say I have too many animals then partake in the foods that my animals produce. It's so frustrating when I told my mom I was getting 25 meat ducks, in the same sentence she tells me that I need to stop getting animals and oh, so we're going to be eating a lot of duck?! Um, I am! Not you! And when my family hears about these "large" shipments of animals I am getting soon. They don't seem to realize that they are not pets that will be here foreever but will be gone in 2 months. And also being the only one in my family with land and farm animals, my family to come over my house and see them and take pictures and take their products and still tell me I have too many. This whole situation has me losing my mind! Anyone else have friends or family like this?