Homestead Livestock.

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Thunder5Ranch, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey++ Site Supporter+++

    Been poking around the boards looking at what other folks have as far as critters. Guess I am a bit different, I can't stand goats or rabbits. Nothing against folks that love them, just not my cup of tea. I do however like Irish Dexter Cattle, Pigs, Turkeys and Chickens.
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator

    Thanks for sharing. Gosh, piglets are so cute. I cannot believe you have the turkeys penned with the piglets, I would think the turkeys would beat them up. Turkeys can be real mean.
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  4. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey++ Site Supporter+++

    LOL I can ruin the cute, here is one that had just shot out :) It is one them nursing.

  5. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey++ Site Supporter+++

    I raise around 250-300 turkeys per year, most hang out in the pasture and the west woods and I don't see them until the first week of November when we drive them into the catch pens. 10-20 though always decide to live with the younger pigs, they learn pretty fast that they are a meal for the big sows and boars. But they always have got along well with the 40-120 pound pigs.
  6. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder

    I was thinking the pigs would eat the turkeys. I had a pig kill and eat a kitten, a rooster, and a 100 pound goat that dared to get into her pen. Nasty witch nearly took a chunk out of my leg. She went to the butcher that day.
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  7. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    Rock on man.
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