While gardening is often the first step that you can take when it comes to mini farming because it is really easy to do, another option for those who have the room and ambition, is to bring in some livestock. There are many different animals that can do well with this limited space and will still give you all of the great meat, milk, and eggs that you need to stay healthy and happy with your mini farm.
There are a few things that you will need to take care of when it comes to picking out your livestock. First, you have to remember that you are dealing with limited space. You will not be able to bring in cows, horses, and other big animals, and you will also have to be careful about the size of your flock when dealing with this smaller farm size. But there are alternatives such as goats to get milk and any of the animals below to get the great meat that you would like.
Before you go out and purchase the different animals that strike your fancy, you will need to make sure that you make a good plan for the area. Figure out where you would like to place your shed, your garden, and where the animals are going to be allowed to go. You may have to add in a few new fences to keep all of the livestock in one place and to ensure that they are not getting into your garden and ruining your hard work. With a good plan, you will be able to see how much room is actually available and can ensure that you will fit as many animals into the area as possible without crowding anything.
There are several different types of animals that you can consider bringing on board for your mini farm. The choice you make will depend on what you are trying to get out of the animals. You may be interested in just getting meat while others are looking to get eggs, milk, or a combination of the three. Here we will look at some of the best options that you can use when creating your mini farm including chickens, pigs, goats, and rabbits.