What do I need to know about setting up a small farm?

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Question by Cheezie: What do I need to know about setting up a small farm?

I’m thinking about setting up a very, very small barn near my house with just a couple (maybe 2-4) goats and some chickens. They would live in a little barn.

What more do I need to know about this?

Also, how much, on average, would a goat milk want-er pay for a quart of farm fresh goat milk?

How much, on average, for a dozen farm fresh free range organic chicken eggs?

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2 Responses to What do I need to know about setting up a small farm?

  1. Yes You could have them in a little space to began but if You are planing to have organic products out of them you should be prepared to take care of them very close because You have to keep them
    away from bacteries to not have to use antibacteries for their daly care and the price for goat millk is not really apreciate everywere but if You can get some conseling about how to make fresh goat Cheese is very apreciate for special delicates gourmet dishes also the organic eggs especialy the green eggs are very apreciate and they sell for arround 4.00 to 6.00 dollars a dozen

    January 30, 2014 at 4:01 am

  2. The library and extension service in your area would be a good place for information. The extension service would also tell you if your area is ok for farm animals, like if you live in the city or something, and would probably be able to help you get in touch with other farmers. At the local farmer’s market where I live the fresh organic eggs go for around $ 5 a dozen, and the goat’s milk products kind of vary between $ 2-$ 4 a gallon. Not everyone is crazy about goat’s milk though so you might want to learn how to make cheese or soaps with it just to see what sells best in your area. Check out what other farmers are doing, get some good books, talk to your extension service, and go for it!

    mrs. lady
    January 30, 2014 at 5:00 am

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