The chickens are the first step to never having to leave my property. Next year I am putting in a 1 acre pond with a variety of fish. The hole in my food supply is milk. I suppose I could stockpile Sanalac but I would rather have it fresh. Anyone have a goat and milk it? How does it taste? Does the food you supply have a large impact on the taste? Do they need a lot of land to graze? I would like it to get as much of it food from the property as possible. I have 6 acres right now but I can add another 3 if necessary. I don't think I could handle a cow. Thanks for your input.