Official BYH Poll: What Animals Do You Have In Your Backyard Herd?

What Animals Do You Have In Your Backyard Herd?


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River Buffaloes

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He is cute as a button! His ears are so precious!!
Buffalo babies are just supercute and cuddly. Their cuddliness doesn't go with age either. They are one of the most reliable livestock too. A hand raised horse, goat or even chicken turn up against you and turn into a bully overnight, but a I have never heard or seen a buffalo attacking their owners. I have had cows who have attacked my family members, but never buffaloes. Riding my buffaloes to and from the national park is one of my favorite childhood memories.
 

River Buffaloes

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We have:
7 dogs
4 cats
28 goats, 5 are pregnant
6 donkeys
6 Alpaca
140 Chickens
24 Guineas
And 1 Captain Spiderman! (2.5 yr old grandbaby)

Bet you are having the time of your life. Farm life is quite an experience, isn't it.
 

Niele da Kine

Overrun with beasties
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Mostly we have rabbits. There's somewhere around forty of them at the moment, but seventeen of that number are two weeks old or less with another litter due on Friday. Usually there's between 16 to 24 adults here at any particular time. They're English angoras for providing fiber to make Hula Bunny yarn which is sold at a shop in town.





Three haircuts per year and about one pound of good fiber per bunny per year
 

MuldrowHomeFarm

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Bet you are having the time of your life. Farm life is quite an experience, isn't it.
I was raised on a farm. From birth to 18, we had 330 acres. We raised goats, chickens and had horses. We had pigs and sheep at one time, that is gow I know I don't want them again! We had actual farm land. 300 acres committed to soybeans, cotton, maize, corn and whatever else we knew would sell. Worst and only whipping my Daddy ever gave me was for me and my cousins tearing up 5 acres of soybeans by playing chase in the field!
My Daddy would be shocked and thrilled to know I chose to make my life farming again.
 

River Buffaloes

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I was raised on a farm. From birth to 18, we had 330 acres. We raised goats, chickens and had horses. We had pigs and sheep at one time, that is gow I know I don't want them again! We had actual farm land. 300 acres committed to soybeans, cotton, maize, corn and whatever else we knew would sell. Worst and only whipping my Daddy ever gave me was for me and my cousins tearing up 5 acres of soybeans by playing chase in the field!
My Daddy would be shocked and thrilled to know I chose to make my life farming again.

You should be proud of yourself too. You and your dear husband are providing a very fulfilling life for not only yourself, but also for your loved ones. And you are doing it not to fill your pockets, but to fill your life.
 

MuldrowHomeFarm

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You should be proud of yourself too. You and dear husband are providing a very fulfilling life for not only yourself, but also for your loved ones. And you are doing it not to fill your pockets, but to fill your life.
So very true but I would love to cushion my pockets along the way!! Farm life is anything but cheap! Feeding this crew alone is enough to choke me! We do know that it will come around by them feeding us eventually!
 

Finnie

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I like this topic. It’s been very interesting. I put other because geese weren’t on the list. I also used to have turkeys, but sold out of them for the time being. And my last cat died recently, so no more kitties until DH decides the mice get bad without them.


I breed budgies, but they are in the house, so I didn’t even think about that on the list. Been breeding those for 11 years now. I quit once, and started back up a year later. This year will be my last. Honest!
One killed the other and then we had to give the remaining one away to my friend
You know, a budgie killing another one would be highly unusual. Not impossible of course, because you can never completely generalize when it comes to animals. Occasionally there will be some that just can’t get along, and they can get into some nasty fights, but they don’t usually fight to the death. What is more likely, and what people don’t think about, is that if one dies for whatever reason, the remaining ones will sometimes cannibalize the body. So then that appears as though it was murder, even if it wasn’t. I’m really sorry your budgie experience turned out badly!:hugs
 
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