Hi, nice to meet ya! Please critique my "mini farm" design pic

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stephd, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. stephd

    stephd New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    Hello! I'm new the forum [​IMG] I'm a 20-something living in Florida with my husband and golden retriever working on a plan to become nearly self-sustaining over the next year or two. We have a good-sized vegetable/herb garden and several citrus trees right now on a little over 1/2 acre, but we would like our next expansion to be for meat, eggs, and milk. So, the plan is to raise rabbits (meat, and also might craft with the fur), quail (eggs/meat), and a couple of goats (milk). I used AutoCAD to design my "mini farm" (AutoCAD is an awesome tool for landscape planning!). It includes a shed for the quail rearing, goat milking, and goat shelter, an attached fenced in goat yard, and animal cages around the outside for quail and rabbits. I will be using the manures for compost as well. Please let me know what you think of my design - this is all very new to me! I appreciate your input [​IMG]

  2. stephd

    stephd New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    I noticed I forgot to label a couple of things...the individual rabbit cages are 2.5'x3'. The quail cages are 3'x5' each.

    Also, I plan on keeping coturnix quail, Champagne D'Argent rabbits (if I can find a local breeder!), and two Dwarf Nigerian female goats.
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  3. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    i love it!!
    when can you start building it for me all though you for got my turkey and duck housing.. hahaha
    no it looks very well thought out.. what i dont understand is why you have all the (same) animals spread out why not keep them together?
    never mind its late i looked at it again and i thought the buck cages said something else hahaha yes it looks very good.
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  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] from California

    I think you need to test that all out by coming out here and building it for me.

    Not only nice, but worth stealing ideas!

    Looks amazing to me
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!! Glad you joined!! [​IMG] Looks awesome to me!! [​IMG]
  6. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sounds like our farm (we have African Pygmy goats, quail, rabbits and chickens). Best of luck with the new farm!

  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Stephd and [​IMG]. Awesome looking plan you have there! [​IMG] Great to have you aboard![​IMG]
  8. rednana9

    rednana9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2011
    South Carolina
    Hello and welcome from SC!
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]

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