If you would like a small chicken operation and have a decent sized yard, I highly recommend the chicken tractor. Maybe you haven’t gotten your chicks or chickens yet, you can find out more about about getting started with chickens and how to make a DIY brooder for your new baby chicks.
Many people struggle with their relationship to animals. On the one hand, people eat meat and have been throughout human history. On the other hand, there are loving and special bonds that can develop between people and animals. They need not be mutually exclusive. For the homestead, there are many ethical considerations that need to be addressed before bringing animals onto your homestead in order for you and your animals to live your best lives while together.