Help with a small farm layout plan

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
2Offgridders's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 6 days ago
Joined: 23/06/2018 - 11:21am
Help with a small farm layout plan

Hi all,

My husband and I are working towards realising our dream of living a full-time life of subsistence farming and in preparation for this I'm trying to map out an efficient, hygienic and healthy farm layout. For example where animal runs / pens, slaughter house, water tanks and septic should be in relation to the house (as in distance from). Also any other out buildings a farm needs that I haven't mentioned. I'd love to draw on everyone's previous experience and knowledge on this as it will help me draw up a rough plan within the space we have to work with.

We have 20 Acres and we're planning on a fence around the centrally located house with veggie patches inside the fence, and the livestock outside the fence in the paddock. We're planning on Chooks, Rabbits and a tiny flock of Dorpers.

I appreciate any tips anyone can give.

admin's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 2 min ago
Joined: 28/02/2011 - 2:19pm

Hi 20offgridders,

Welcome to the small farming forum and thanks for the question. Congratulations on working towards achieving your dream.

If you could draft an initial farm plan and post that, you will be likely to get some helpful feedback.

We also have an active Facebook discussion group which you might like to join and post the draft farm plan to. The group is pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/farmstyleaustralia/

Regards,
Charlie

Log in or register to post comments
Topic Replies Last postsort ascending Forum
Normal topic GENERAL FARM QUESTIONS
by [email protected] on Mon, 11/06/2018 - 7:18pm
2 by [email protected]
Mon, 16/07/2018 - 9:52am
New Members
Normal topic Best way to graze paddocks?
by cletus on Tue, 28/02/2017 - 10:39am
3 by pvrjpl
Sun, 15/07/2018 - 11:29pm
Farming Help
Normal topic Working on our dream
by ado1968 on Tue, 03/07/2018 - 12:25pm
1 by admin
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 3:31pm
New Members
Normal topic Where to start!
by Grapeview Farm on Wed, 06/12/2017 - 12:39pm
3 by Terry and Rach
Tue, 10/07/2018 - 4:24pm
New Members
Normal topic Help with a small farm layout plan
by 2Offgridders on Tue, 03/07/2018 - 6:14pm
1 by admin
Tue, 10/07/2018 - 3:00pm
Farming Help
Normal topic Where to start..
by Terry and Rach on Tue, 10/07/2018 - 2:51pm
by Terry and Rach
Tue, 10/07/2018 - 2:51pm
New Members
Normal topic Clipping chicken wings
by fazeraus on Fri, 06/07/2018 - 1:50pm
1 by admin
Tue, 10/07/2018 - 2:46pm
Farming Help
Normal topic What licences / permits do I need?
by Sunol on Mon, 02/07/2018 - 1:10pm
by Sunol
Mon, 02/07/2018 - 1:10pm
Farming Help
Normal topic Need on farm cattle yard help
by Torana68 on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:42pm
7 by Torana68
Wed, 27/06/2018 - 1:28pm
General Forum
Normal topic Almost Time to Make the Move
by Nev on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 12:38pm
1 by admin
Wed, 27/06/2018 - 12:46pm
New Members

Our Sponsors

Our Partners

Become a Farmstyle sponsor

Includes site wide company logo, priority directory listing, facebook shout-out and more. Only $24.50 per month.

Complete your business details and purchase a sponsorship position.