1st podcast in a long time and today we are talking about chickens vs rabbits for meat source on homestead.
One thing after listening to the show I never mentioned about what to do with animals in heat of summer and cold of winter. The rabbits have been fine over winter down to -10 here in Indiana, and they are under cover, and only covered with tarps over the whole cage area. No issues. The Chickens are in an enclosed coop and only a heat lamp, this is ONLY to keep egg production up. If we wanted to not get eggs over winter this wouldn’t be necessary. Summer, we add frozen 2L bottles of water to the rabbit cages only on really hot days. The chicken coop we take a pannel off and only have chicken wire to allow more air to circulate. So no real big issues.
Side note, ADD makes me all over the place, so be warned. I try to go by an outline and notes…ADD usually takes over. I will get better, I hope.
Links mentioned in the show
How to build a community through gardening Feb 28th
Details here $20 and lunch is included
Indiana Small Farm Conference March 5th-7th
Details here. $ to enter but varies depending on day(s) and age/situation (adult, student, under 12 etc)
Tree Grafting Workshop March 21
Brambleberry Farms is teaching how to graft. $90 for 4 hrs of instruction all materials provided, and you take home 4 custom grafted trees.
Register and details here only 5 spots left.
March 23 7-9pm Rush Co Fairgrounds
Free class on Aquaponics, Hydroponics, organic Gardening
Not only do we put out content on our blog, but we also share, post, and write information on our social media sites.
Facebook – Wolf-Beach Farms
YouTube – Content is thin at the moment, but we hope to change that this year.
For classes in and around Indianapolis we share them on our Meetup site.
New podcasts will be coming soon as well.
Rick also has a LinkedIn Profile.