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Organic farmer from PA

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Hey everyone,

 

I have a ten acre farm in Buckingham, PA (southeast PA) that I've had for only a year now and just started developing into an organic fruit farm, and my flock of birds seems to grow everyday as I try to figure out systems for fitting them into the farm.

 

Right now I have a flock of about 20 hens (mostly rhode island red sex links, 1 cubalaya, and 1 rhodebar), and one black Araucana rooster in a portable "eggmobile" that I built onto a small trailer. I also have a chicken tractor with ten unsexed Cubalaya-Maran cross chicks that are probably about six weeks old now and three guinea keets with them (about the same age). I also have six Buff geese goslings in with my hens, which are fast becoming my favorite of the bunch since they have so much personality!

 

I've raised broilers, turkeys, and ducks (Runner and Muscovy) in the past at other farms, but don't currently have any on my farm... yet.

 

The goslings, about three weeks ago. They're much bigger now!

The chicks shortly after they were born and still with their mom. What a great mother!

 

 

I'll take some more updated photos of all the animals tomorrow, if I can remember. The Cubalaya-Maran crosses are looking pretty funky now that they all have their true feathers!

 

Looking forward to swapping ideas and experiences with everyone and learning from this great community.

 

-Adam

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Nice to meet you Adam.  For other poultry  you can check out the "Other Backyard poultry," forum above  - it has threads for ducks, geese, guineas, quail, emus, peacocks, etc.

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Hi Adam and welcome to BYC - great pictures! Sounds like an ideal set up, with the fruit groves - good cover for free ranging chickens, great pest control / guards with the geese. 

 

Sit back and make yourself at home here.

 

Best wishes

CT

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Welcome to BYC :frow​ Glad you joined us! Love the pics, thank you for sharing! 

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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