I don't need to raise and sell 3 to 5 hundred chickens a year anymore. I don't need to buy, raise and sell a hundred or so goats a year anymore. It's not that I did not like it, it was the feed cost. We went from a $500 a month feed bill to $80. I found the profit margin is the same same selling big or small. The bigger you are the more you have to sell and the harder you have to work but you still make the same per animal.
My mom and Dad raise Boer goats and I raise Dwarf Nigerians. One of his goat mommas decided to reject these two little things and they don't have the time to care for them. So, the wife said she would do it. Now they are sitting in a playpen in the kitchen.
This is nothing new, we have bottle fed many babies over the years, but for some reason I thought those days were over.
I do have to admit it is nice to have new live on the Mini Farm again.