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.
Learn how to build your own mobile chicken coop. I have a nice big backyard, with plenty of grass. However, I am in the middle of a city and I knew I would not be able to keep my chickens safe if I tried to let them free range the backyard. Enter the chicken tractor, also known as, the mobile chicken coop. This way I can move them around every other day and they will get fresh grass. My backyard is full of annual rye, clover and other ground cover I know they enjoy.