Hello all chicken lovers!!
I have a small holding for 5 months and went on a frenzy to buy every cute poultry at the local farmers auction. A turkey breeding pair, Koekoek Orpington x 6 hens and 1 cock, 2 golden lace (wonderful mommies), 6 mascovy ducks, 3 geese, ....and my latest was the 200 day old chicks that i wanted to do an experiment on by raising them free range and grassfed. But 20 died at 8 weeks. Winter is coming!
I found out about backyard chickens in my desperation to find out how to raise 170 chicks outside in a free range way.
I have 15 white dorper sheep and also have no experience... but i love them and i feed them carrots for snacks.
I also have grey bunnies who just got 5 babies and also need to know how to tame the baby bunnies ( as the parents are not tame)
I am 50 yrs old and its my first experience with small scale animal husbandry. I live in Magaliesburg region Gauteng - 1 hour from Johannesburg and 1 hour form Pretoria. My main skill lies in personal development- and I am setting up the farm to become a farm experience.