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Homestead Livestock.

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

  1. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey

    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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  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    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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  3. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey

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

  4. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey

    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.
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    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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  6. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

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