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By possumblossum, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Feb 6, 2012 | |
  1. possumblossum
    WALNUT HOLLOW FARM
    How do!!!!
    Since 2008, my wife, four children, and I have inherited my papaw's old homesite (~45 acre abandoned farm) and my wife's papaw's chicken flock. In those four great years, we've had a complete turnover in our flock (one old hen still ruling the yard) and generated a pretty successful little egg business (successful meaning earning enough to pay for feed). My kids know how to kill and dress a rooster, how to incubate eggs, and how to raise chicks to adulthood. All in all, this little experience has been a grand success. Below are a few pics of our original flock, chicken yard, and late additions.

    We're located in Maryville, TN, and are awaiting the arrival of 50 4-H chicks from our county extension office. In addition, we're adding Australorps, Delawares, and Columbian Wyndottes this Spring. I'm really looking forward to another great year.

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    Here's the whole gang together

    This is Fabio, he rules the roost
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    This is little brother, He-Man
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    These are Estelle (left) & Blanche (right)
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    Here's the yard as it sits now, ~ 25x50


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    Here's the coop, just big enough for the current 10


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    Here's the yard with the outline of the new house in the forefront.


    Our first hatched chick: Alpha


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