Category Archives: Livestock

All Wire Rabbit “Tractor” for Safely Pastured Rabbits

I raise New Zealand rabbits for meat, breeding stock, and participation in the occasional rabbit show. One of the most common misconceptions i run into from folks not used to rabbits as livestock is “aren’t they unhappy in wire cages?” … Continue reading


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Making Sausage!

Here at Birdsong Farm we raise pastured poultry and domestic rabbits. Our ducks are born on grass, live their lives eating grass, fermented grains and garden waste and entertain us with their beauty and silly tactics. Our chickens have never … Continue reading


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Duck, duck GOOSE!

It is really looking like a farm yard around here these days: we added a pair of geese! This pair will hopefully raise a few clutches of eggs to expand our goose population to 5 or so permanent residents and … Continue reading

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Barn Renovations! Part 1: Before

This project is going to be exciting, tangible, a learning experience, investment for our future (and future animals) and really rewarding when it’s finished. I’m stoked. What is our current project, you ask? I’m re-designing the interior layout of our … Continue reading

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