Aquarius wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:03 am
Would it be a good idea to get chickens and maybe goats and rabbits if you have land?
I tried to find this video I watched awhile ago but couldn't find the exact one. This man had chickens, took him awhile to find a strong enough breed, but he doesn't buy feed at all, and they are chickens like they used to be, tough, able to find their own food, and able to protect themselves from predators.
Downside is you have to walk around to find your eggs and you might miss some. but you don't need anything to have chickens, if you have the right breed.
I have about 2 acres and I created two 1000 sq ft gardens, at first I was doing annuals but then decided to go the perennial route, because it's much easier to plant something once and take care of it than to rotate out crops, which if you don't do it right, with cover crops you could drain your land from minerals and nutrients, especially if you till and use chemical fertilizers.
if I could suggest anything for someone to grow if you live in a warm enough climate, grow moringa, it has a LOT of minerals, protein, vitamins, and aminos it's also known as the drumstick tree. you can buy from amazon 1000 seeds (used for cooking but grow still) for real cheap, this is the brand that I get. 80%-90% of the seeds sprout.
look up the nutrition data sheet for it, some claim 7x more calcium than milk more protein than eggs more potassium than bananas.
you eat the leaves, and the fruit, which can take awhile to produce the drumstick fruits, but the leaves are still amazing. and taste pretty good. they have a hint of bitterness but still good, I like it anyways.
Egyptian walking onions are nice too, plant one and in a few years you will have them everywhere.
I plan on getting chickens soon, I have a lot of bug life in my yard ever since I worked with my soil
The cheapest way to make your land have good soil if you have really poor soil is find some small dairy farm get a truck and fill it up with manure. I found a guy around me that for 25 bucks I get close to 3 cubic yards of manure. then contact your local/county tree service removal places and try to get free mulch a lot of these companies and places have to pay to drop off mulch so if its not out of the way they will drop woodchips on your property for free. spread them out and lasagna manure and mulch, after 2 years you will have absolutely amazing soil, mushrooms, bacterial and fungi life everywhere. I also make my own lacto bacillus bacteria using brown rice and sugar, that I add to soil to help with decomposition and it acts as a probiotic for soil life. you can also drink it and it's good for you health.
I wish I could find that video again because he mentioned what breed he was using, most chickens nowadays are bred to be weak
we want strong chickens lol