Make an Income From Your Backyard Homestead
You can make an income from your backyard homestead, surprisingly you can do it without acres of land. While homesteading is very rewarding and can help you live a more frugal life; it isn’t free. It helps with your backyard farm can pay you back in actually cash sometimes too and not just in the food it produces.
So I have compiled a list of ideas on how you can make an income from your backyard livestock. Not all of them will work for everyone, so find the ideas that best suits your time, space and interests. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you can do to make a supplemental income in whatever space you have.
Make an Income From Your Backyard Homestead – Livestock
Chickens, Ducks, Quail
- Eggs for Eating – You can sell your eggs to your friends, family, neighbors or farmer’s market. I wrote more about that here – Selling Eggs From Your Backyard Homestead. You’ll get the best price for free-range or pastured eggs.
- Fertile Eggs – If you’re able to have a rooster on your property you may find a a business selling fertile eggs for others to set in their incubators. You’ll get more money for rare or popular breeds so do a little research on what people are looking for in your area.
- Day Old Chicks or Ducklings – Some homesteaders do not want to deal with incubation. They’d prefer to to buy young chicks for their brooder. You should also check with your local feed stores – they make be interested in carrying chicks, quail and ducklings; and on a regular basis….