[FONT=georgia,palatino]Heuvelton, NY[/FONT]Just a bit of information about Ravens Roost. The farm is a work in progress and technically at .25 acres probably can't be classified as a farm, but it's mine. We're in the process of converting this old 130yo farm house into a working organically sustained farmstead in the middle of town. Needless to say this takes huge amounts of "strategic planning" as my husband calls it. We are planting 3 columnar apple trees, 2 dwarf pears and 2 dwarf plums for our mini orchard, grow our own strawberries and blueberries, and have a vast garden for canning and freezing.
[FONT=book antiqua,palatino]This year we decided to introduce a few "girls" into our lives for organic eggs and ordered our first pullets from Ideal Nursery in Cameron Texas. It's an all new endevour and needless to say we were more than suprised when I opened the box and found 24 chicks instead of 8! So far we've managed a week and a half with our brood and so far only lost the one during transit. The "packing peanut" roos are going to be donated to a local organic chicken farm and the girls will be staying with us. Eventually we intend to breed them if and when we can either buy a Chantecler Roo or borrow one. As Chants are the most endangered of the chickens we're raising so we decided we'd selectively breed them and try to keep the integrity of the breed. I may just have to cave in and buy a rooster!