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the best and first animals to keep


Animals are part of farming and the self-sustainable lifestyle, but the animals most people think of are those associated with large and commercial farming. Rather than cows, think small sheep [Ouessant], rather than pig, think Moscovy ducks [also omnivorous and digging], rather than goats, think large rabbits.
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- Moscovy ducks
- large type rabbit
- small type pig
- small type sheep

Moscovy ducks have many advantages over regular ducks, chickens, or other fowl. They don't quack, don't fly away, eat all kinds of annoying bugs that one doesn't want around the house, eat scraps, and more.
Duck eggs are superior to chicken eggs and the Moscovy will lay around 200/year.

Rabbits reproduce like... rabbits! So for meat they are exceptional. They're good to keep in small inclosures and provide excellent manure [one might actually keep rabbits just for the manure they produce]. They start breeding after 6 months and then will reproduce every 2 months. Even if you don't wish to eat their meat, you can enjoy their manure and have food for the dogs.
Large rabbits are easier to pen in. They're not as fast or agile as smaller rabbits and can't disappear as easily. Larger rabbits also fend for themselves well, especially against cats. Cats are afraid of Flemish Giants (not the other way around).

Pigs do excellent work on the farm. One permaculture farmer said that they are the hardest workers on his land, tilling the soil as they do. Though having Moscovy ducks eliminate the need for scrap-eaters, no animal will work the ground like a pig. Moscovies, though, have strong bills and are large animals. They will also till a lot of soil in their search for food and bugs.
If one has a lot of fruit trees, dropping fruit (at times) that will otherwise lay there rotting away, pigs can be invaluable. Pigs are territorial so it's conceivable they'll make decent watchdogs, as well.

Sheep obviously provide much-needed wool, milk, butter, cheese, and meat. They won't eat EVERYTHING like a goat, something quite important in arid areas.

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Ouessant


]Ouessant sheep
The breed comes from the small island of that name, about 12 miles off the most westerly point of Brittany. These charming little sheep are claimed to be the smallest in the world, with the rams shoulder height at just 48-50cm and the ewes 45-46cm.
The exceptionally small size of the Ouessant is attributed to the poor grazing on the island, which led to the selection of small sheep for breeding. This hardy breed can live outside except in very wet or exceptionally stormy weather. The Ouessant can be kept on a smaller acreage than other breeds.

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effective animal husbandry


Mercola and Joel Salatin Discussing Hen Houses and Rabbits

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