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Hello have a lot of ?. I live in chicago atm, we bought aprox 20 acres near the town of effingham il 2 years ago. I am retiring next june, and I need to keep myself busy. I have done a bit of research on which animals I should get, but I would like to get animals most other people don't have. I am not trying to make money off of these animals just keeping myself busy. My land mostly consists of woods, but I do have aprox 4 acres or more of pasture. any advice is greatly appreciated. I am considering alpacas and possibly ostrich besides chickens and goats. If this is crazy sounding please let me know. Thanks.

This topic was modified 6 months ago by Lloyd
Topic starter Posted : 31/10/2020 10:34 pm
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Nothing sounds crazy to me anymore! We're in Ohio and someone up the road from us has emus, exotic cattle (possible zebu), and a ZEBRA! 

- Quinn 

Posted : 01/11/2020 10:20 am
Amy K. Fewell
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Sounds like you have a great place to set up for pigs!

Founder of Homesteaders of America • Herbalist, Author, Youtuber, Podcaster, and Homestead Mama at The Fewell Homestead • Lover of Simple Things

Posted : 08/11/2020 10:10 am