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Backyard Cows???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by CottageChicken22, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Songster

    Sep 17, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    Backyard Cows [​IMG] ??? do people really keep cows in their suburban backyards [​IMG] ? just curious. Thanks in advance.
  2. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Songster

    Sep 17, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    please, someone, I really would love to know. Thanks.
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I think you should jump over there and ask the people on that forum! [​IMG]
  4. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Songster

    Sep 17, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    thanks Chirpy!
  5. purr

    purr Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    well my cousin Dave lives next door and he has a heifer. We live in a small country town but our houses are about 300 ft away and he owns a little less than an acre of land.
    He's going to breed her and after she calves he'll slaughter and then raise the baby for slaughter too.
    I'll probably get a couple of steaks. He has chickens and turkeys bunny's and pigeons too.And next year we are doing meat chickens together.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    hi!..i want one!!..i just dont have enough land!..:thun...[​IMG]..Wendy
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    I know some people do,but it has to be allowed by their town/city.
    I live in the country but in the town near me ,you cant have livestock in town,but yet you can have horses.
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    You need to live somewhere that allows them. It takes 1.5 acres or so (depending on your weather) to feed a cow on pasture. You can have less pasture land but, will need to supplement their feed.

    Come visit [​IMG].
  9. Haviris

    Haviris Songster

    Sep 4, 2007
    I raised my cow in my backyard when I lived in town, but I didn't live there long, by the time she was weaned we'd moved, but she was still in my yard. She's now living w/ my mom's cow herd, but it took alot of effort to get her to except/bond w/ the other cows. She prefered the dogs (or humans) w/ the horses being a close second.
  10. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Songster

    May 11, 2008
    San Diego
    I read an article about mini cows - give milk and meat. I am not sure my city would allow it - but it was worth a thought, but I might go with a mild goat first. LOL

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