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Urban Livestock

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    Chicken Keeping

    You know you want them! Here's how to care for chickens responsibly in your backyard. Go now »

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    Milk, fiber, meat and companionship: Up your self-sufficiency with articles about these livestock. Go now »

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    Bee Keeping

    Don't get stung by inexperience! Get the buzz on keeping bees inside city limits.
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    Rabbit Keeping

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    Chicken Profiles

    Is a Jersey Giant or a Hamburg more suitable for your backyard? These profiles explain. Go now »

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    Goat Profiles

    Living in small spaces, some goat breeds will do better than others. Choose the right ones with this guide. Go now »

Meet Today's Farmer of the Day

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  • "little farm in the city"

    Location: Wheat Ridge, CO

    Day Job: Realtor , Oil & Gas Lease Analyst

    Why I'm Getting Dirty: Having grown up overseas, we did not have a yard, nor did I grow up with a dog or a cat. We had a parakeet named Sammie until the maid got locked out over Chinese New Year while we were traveling and he died. We had a long balcony with potted plants. Maybe I'm making up for lost dreams. I love to make things beautiful and a vegetable garden was in my budget, when I first started gardening. We now have the space and feel I would be wasting my blessings, if I didn't make it productive as well as beautiful. The bug to make our large yard "a little farm in the city" happened one evening while I was reading Mother Earth News in bed. My husband said, "No chickens", so I ordered eight chicks with a gal on Craig's List who did not want 25 and wanted to place an order with the hatchery. We were "gifted" the Llamas, six months later by one of my clients....

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