Raising Animals as part of your Backyard Farm

Adding animals to your backyard farm is a great way to increase your food production and your enjoyment. Many people start with chickens but there are many other options for small spaces including bees, goats, ducks, rabbits and more. For some people, raising animals for meat is at the heart of backyard farming, while other backyard farmers choose to keep their animals honey, eggs, milk or fiber.

No matter what your goals are, we’re here to help with everything you need to know about raising animals as part of your backyard farm. If you are new to this page, make sure you START here so you can explore our suggestions on planning your backyard farm or explore the article below for an overview of selecting the best backyard farm animals.

Selecting the Best Backyard Farm Animals

What are the best backyard farm animals to add your homestead?

Everything you Need to Know About Raising Backyard Farm Animals

Backyard Chickens

Add chickens to your Backyard Farm!

Raising Ducks and Geese on your Backyard Farm

Ducks and Geese

Everything you know about raising ducks and geese on your backyard farm

How to Raise Rabbits

Learn how to raise rabbits on your backyard farm.

Raising Goats on Your Backyard Farm

Complete Guide to Raising Goats on your Backyard Farm

Have you considered adding goats to your backyard farm? Learn More!

Keeping Bees

Keep bees on your backyard farm with this starters guide.