Articles from bizzeeb60

Well, here is my Coop page. I will do my best to explain the directions and materials list. We pretty much just "winged" the whole project. Front view of Coop We started with 4 10' x 4' dog kennel panels. On one panel we cut out a center section to accompany a 3' walk gate. If you have a kennel that already has a gate in it then this step can be skipped. You may also use a kennel that is 5 or 6' in height. We just happened to have the 4' one given to us and since I am short, it worked....
THE POND Our pond covers about 1/3 of an acre. We built it ourselves from what started out as two very small overgrown farm ponds on the property when we purchased it. Now it has the appearance of a small lake and is a completely self sustaining ecosystem. View of northeast portion of pond We have the pond stocked with Large mouth bass, catfish. specks and bluegills. They feed themselves on the crayfish, minnows and bugs that exist in the pond. The deepest two area of the pond are 15-18'...
Bizzeeb60's Home Page..... Hey there everyone! Well, this chicken raising is a brand new experience for me. I remember having ducks, geese and even a turkey when I was very young and my husbands grandmother had abour 900 chickens when he was a kid but this is our first go at it. We bought our 5 acres in 2005 and after having the house put in we have spend the past 2 1/2 years clearing brush, junk and other debri and putting up fences. We had talked about getting some chickens but finally...
Well the chicks have grown and now we can definitely tell the hens from the Roos. Right now we still have 4 Roos along with the 5 hens. Since they are now almost 4 months old, three of the roos will be gone soon. The one pictured below is Chester. I am keeping him. Chester He just began crowing within the last couple of weeks. was barely audible at first but he is getting louder! Having a snack of watermelon So far they really like the watermelon, fresh blackberries ( I pick them fresh...
So now we have cows! Two to be exact. So our "Mini Farm" is slowly building. We have decided to truly join the agriculture community in our neighborhood and start dealing with cows. We just got our first two young steers to begin our herd. This is Stanley. He is a Braferd, a cross between a Brahma and a Herferd. He right now weighs about 350 pounds. This is a full shot of Stanley. This is Ollie! He is a mostly Angus cross. Right now he is about 250 pounds. See his little horns! This...
So now have added three heifers to our herd so we now have five cows. This is Lucy our Hereford. this is Ethel our Angus. and this is Carol, she is an Angus mix and the baby of the herd. and the whole herd! They love to eat, and have all started standing at the backyard fence at breakfast and dinner time to get their treat of grain mix. They actually follow me across the pasture to the feed troughs!
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