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What Should Be A Part of My Urban Homestead

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pacey Hillson, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Pacey Hillson

    Pacey Hillson Out Of The Brooder

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    I am starting a Urban Homestead and am having trouble deciding what animals I should get. I am definitely getting chicken but these are the other animals I want Quail, pigeons, goats,rabbits, an emu and a pig. Obviously I can't get all these animals right now. I will start facility constructions in a couple weeks hopefully but nothing can be built till I settle on animals. What animals would you recommend? What are pros and cons? Also any advice would be helpful.

    Thanks for your time
    Pacey Hillson
     
  2. Pacey Hillson

    Pacey Hillson Out Of The Brooder

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    Also ducks are being considered too.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Ducks are lovely animals but are extremely messy. If you're planning on free ranging everyone then Drakes can be a problem with hens.
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Also, Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually if you are new to all of this, I suggest getting one kind of animal at a time. Once you think things are going okay, then add something else. If you just get different animals at once you will end up quite overwhelmed and ready to ditch the whole idea. Really there are no shoulds, it isn't written in stone. Get what animals you would like to have but, learn about one before adding another.
     
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  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and good luck with your planning. I think that D/Diva has given you some good advice.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  7. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  8. Pacey Hillson

    Pacey Hillson Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty experienced with animals, I'm pretty sure I won't be overwhelmed.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Pacey Hillson, and :welcome. Great to have you in our community! I started with chickens...added ducks the next year, turkeys the year after. This year it's all of the above plus guinea fowl, geese, and turkeys. I'd not recommend all of them at once but whatever you decide, best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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