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Farm animals have an important place on the homestead. From the backyard homesteader to the full time farmer, producing your own eggs, milk and meat is a fulfilling accomplishment. We give our farm animals fresh food and water and the best care possible. But could our farm animals being doing more for us in return? We need to look at “the pigness of the pig and the chickeness of the chicken” as Joel Salatin puts it.
Instead of working against each farm animal’s natural instincts, why not have those instincts work for you instead?