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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JHP Homestead, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Jun 4, 2019
    JHP Homestead

    JHP Homestead Loving the herd life

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    Hello all,
    I’ve been reading this forum for quite a while and thought it was time to finally join.

    My husband and I are novice homesteaders, having started on this journey “for real” 4 years ago.

    We have a couple cows, a horse, one pig, a bunch of chickens, and too many rabbits.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Welcome to the herd, happy to have you join us. You will find friendly knowledgeable folks her who know animals very well and are willing to share and give advice when needed. :welcome :thumbsup:celebrate:frow
     
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    AmberLops

    AmberLops True BYH Addict

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    Welcome to BYH from Tennessee!! :frow:welcome
    What kind of rabbits do you have?:)
     
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    luvmypets Herd Master

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    Welcome! What kind of piggy do ya have?
     
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    JHP Homestead

    JHP Homestead Loving the herd life

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    Thank you!

    We have a pair of Californians, a Silver Fox doe, a couple broken New Zealand black does, a New Zealand blue buck (my Mother’s Day present this year :) ), and a black meat mutt buck.
    We mostly breed for our own meat and sell a few to try to cover our feed costs. I’ve been beginning to learn how to preserve the pelts too, but haven’t done anything with them yet.
     
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    JHP Homestead

    JHP Homestead Loving the herd life

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    Thank you!

    We have a Hereford gilt, due with her first litter in about a week. It’s our first experience with farrowing, so I’ll probably be asking some questions in the pig forum soon.
     
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    AmberLops

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    Sounds like fun! I always wanted to tan pelts :)
    Also, I was looking into raising Hereford pigs...what has your experience been with them?
    I love heritage breeds, especially the pigs!
     
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    If you need any help let me know. Im on my seventh farrowing for 2019 but then I have a two month buffer yay! Here is my farrowing thread if you are interested. https://www.backyardherds.com/threa...rom-lucy-and-prissy.38925/page-15#post-611058
     
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    This is my first experience with pigs of any kind, but we’re pretty happy with our pig so far. She isn’t particularly friendly and seems kind of jumpy to me but we haven’t spent the time to make her friendly. She is non-aggressive though and very respectful of the fence. We’re really excited about her coming piglets!
     
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    Good to know! And good luck with your piglets! I hope all goes well :)
     
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