When I decided on a whim to get ducks, this book really saved my tail!! Answering every question from what do they eat to can they live with our chickens, Barnyard in your Backyard eased my mind and confirmed half the rumors I read on the internet!
What time of day is best to collect eggs? What is the correct way to milk a goat? What does a duck eat? When is the right time to shear a sheep? Is there a market for manure? Can a cow and a sheep share the same pasture?
The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of keeping small livestock, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cattle. Each chapter focuses on a different animal, discussing the pros and cons of raising the animal, housing and land requirements, feeding guidelines, health concerns, and a schedule for routine care.