One of the main reasons people buy acreage is to house livestock. Whether raising goats, horses, lamas or even chickens, owning livestock is a 24/7, 365-day proposition. Livestock owners must be prepared to handle sick animals, evacuate them in emergencies and learn to handle them properly. Providing water, shelter and a nutritious diet every day requires a commitment. It is also important to have identified and developed a relationship with a local veterinarian that can treat livestock prior to emergencies.
General Livestock Resources
- General Livestock Resources – CSU Extension Factsheets
- APHIS Veterinary Services
- Colorado Department of Agriculture – Division of Animal Industry
- CSU Extension Publications
- CSU Animal Sciences Department
- Livestock Management in the Mountains
The popularity of keeping poultry especially backyard chickens has exploded. Many urban and small acreage residents who want to provide fresh food for their families are now keeping a small flock mostly for egg production. This brochure is not meant to provide everything a family needs to know in order to keep a few birds but to provide basic information and additional resources. Check out the brochure for great information… Backyard & Small Flock Poultry in Boulder County
- CSU Extension Poultry Fact Sheets
- Chicken Coop Requirements
- CSU Veterinary Extension
- How to Care for Adult Chickens
- How to Raise Chicks for Small Flocks
- Options for Disposing of Unwanted Chickens (revised)
- Poultry Tables for Space, Water & Feed
- Principles of feeding Small Flocks of Chickens at Home – Utah State Univ.
Sheep and Goats, Swine & Other Animals
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