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
Online
Last seen: 15 min 32 sec 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 Repliessort descending Last post Forum
Normal topic Pigs and poultry WA
by Kirby63 on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 9:10am
by Kirby63
Thu, 25/06/2015 - 3:29pm
General Forum
Normal topic Mike & Chrissi. Willing to no longer dream our life, but live our dream!
by muboo on Thu, 02/05/2013 - 4:39am
by muboo
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 4:39am
New Members
Normal topic Square Meaters
by bigdave06 on Fri, 15/07/2016 - 8:31pm
by bigdave06
Fri, 15/07/2016 - 8:31pm
General Forum
Normal topic Pest removal
by bushtucka95 on Wed, 27/12/2017 - 4:14pm
by bushtucka95
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 2:46pm
Other things
Normal topic What to use 160 acres for
by Judith on Sun, 16/08/2015 - 7:06pm
by Judith
Tue, 01/09/2015 - 7:57am
General Forum
Normal topic Introduction
by breukers4 on Thu, 15/09/2016 - 3:28pm
by breukers4
Sun, 18/09/2016 - 8:00pm
New Members
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 Irrigation Research
by jfresearch on Mon, 12/09/2016 - 8:15pm
by jfresearch
Mon, 12/09/2016 - 8:20pm
General Forum
Normal topic Gday all
by 37acres on Thu, 10/04/2014 - 9:10pm
by 37acres
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 9:10pm
New Members
Normal topic Planning permits
by Vervaleupicker on Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:22pm
by Vervaleupicker
Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:24pm
General Forum

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.