Different types of farm animals?

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Question by Rachel: Different types of farm animals?
My family and I just moved to a nice chunk of land in North Florida. (60 acres) We’re starting our own farm. Now my family has experience in farming, so I don’t need tips or anything like that. I’m just wondering if I’m missing anything. I’ve made a list of animals we will be getting and I would like y’all to let me know if I’ve missed any. 1. Layin hens 2. Chickens for meat 3. Turkeys 4. Goats 5. Cows 6. Horses 7. Dogs 8. A cat 9. Rabbits 10. Hogs 11. Ducks 12. Quail 13. Peacock (This is only a possibility. I have to talk my dad into it. He hates the noise they make) 14. Donkey (Also only a possibility. My Dad says, “I hate jack asses and I don’t want one.” But My Mom says, “Sure honey, you can get a donkey.” So I don’t know yet…)

We aren’t getting sheep, bees, or geese.
So anything you can think of would be very helpful! The more animals we have, the merrier I’ll be! :) Thank you in advance! God bless! <>< Rachel @Porker70 - My Dad would like to get bees, but my little sister is severely allergic so we can't. My little sister is also allergic to cats. So we're lucky my Mom is letting us get one. We're not going to push our luck and ask for more. lol The donkey would be a guardian to the goats. It sounds silly, I know. But they are actually very protective and make great "guard dogs". So it will keep the coyotes and any other predators away from them. It will also be used to help carry the fruits and vegetables when we pick them. Can you help? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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4 Responses to Different types of farm animals?

  1. Looks like you listed everything you need and then some.

    June 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  2. More than one cat please to keep the rats down.
    And please please you must get Bees, there is a big big shortage of them in the world, and without them we would have no food, we really do need the them, please read up about them, then I am sure you will think again.
    What is the point of a donkey?, unless it will be doing some work for you, otherwise just another mouth to feed and no input from it.
    Bees Bees and more Bees please.

    June 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  3. You could also get a couple of Alpacas or Llamas and you could use them for pack animals or sell their wool,but other than that your list is good.

    Scottie Mom
    June 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  4. Well, there are different breeds of goats, such as goats meant for dairy (Nigerian Dwarf, Oberhasli, Nubian, etc.) or goats meant for fiber (Angora, Nigora, etc.). You could research the different breeds of all these animals to get animals that are slightly different.

    You also missed pigs. Pigs are another type of farm animal, as well as Llamas and Alpacas (as someone else said).

    I suggest getting this animals in increments. Start out by getting some chickens, then, when you’re used to them, after a couple months, get some goats, or a dog, etc… But if you get all these animals around the same time, you might find yourself overwhelmed, especially if you don’t have a lot of experience with these animals.

    Good luck!

    June 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

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