Re: [Authentic_SCA] Livestock
- At 10:07 AM 1/2/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>That's a great idea! I really want some kind of cow, but that's a wholeYES. Unless you can use more than a gallon of milk per day
>nother magnitude of house purchase.
(conservatively), do not get a cow.
>My livestock experience is with poultry and one pony, so trying toUnless you can devote yourself to milking the animal twice a day, every
>maintain a milk animal might be a bit much.
single day, do not get a milk animal. Also be aware of local ordinances
regarding animals and potential odor issues.
>I will definitely buy wool toDoesn't take much -- just an acre or two is fine if you pen them and give
>spin til I see if I like it. And I can see finding land enough for a
them feed. We don't have pasture land here (too brushy and hilly and the
soil's too poor to support good grassland) so I primarily give them
alfalfa, 2 big or 3 little flakes a day for the 3 animals (1 goat 2 sheep,
none fresh at the moment). Sometimes I throw in brush trimmings, and in the
next couple months we hope to put up a temporary electric fence so they can
clear some brush below the house.
>This is a really cool site for reading about rare livestock breeds -An excellent resource, especially for info and breeders of period breeds.
- Willow MacPherson
Rev. Willow Polson www.willowsplace.com
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you,
then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi
- Municipal laws against urban chickens is one big factor in choosing my new
home. In some places you need a 1 acre lot to keep livestock in the city
limits, and they consider chicken the same as cattle. Ick! Seattle has a
couple of organizations just to encourage backyard chicken keeping.
As far as I can tell, my current (and hopefully permanent) town has rather
common sensical laws. 50 foot setbacks for animal pen/stable/coop/hive, and
proper fencing. Any neighbor complaints get you a visit from the law to see
if you are keeping them properly. Much better than a blanket "No" policy.
From what the guy at city hall told me, they don't really have a set policy
and you pretty much just get your chickies and be polite to your neighbors
in how you keep them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ro" <ladyro@...>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Livestock
> Three words: Home Owner's Association.
> Check your neighborhood regs, or HOA regs BEFORE you decide to keep
> chickens. Ours SPECIFICALLY prohibits keeping poultry.
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