Animals

SheepIf you’ve got the space and inclination, livestock can be a valuable addition to the would-be self-sufficient life. From a few chickens in the back garden to some small scale pig farming, keeping animals can be both rewarding and productive. It’s not something to enter into lightly though, so read our rough guide to keeping livestock before making any decisions.

Choose an animal from the list below to find out what they can bring to your life and what it takes to keep them. Plus, find out whether pets can be useful.

Bees*

Chickens

Cows*

Ducks*

Geese*

Goats*

Pigs*

Sheep*