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  1. ElizH

    Central Alabama - Silver Pencilled Rocks & Black/Birchen Maran Breeding Pairs

    I haven't! We're about 20 minutes east of Birmingham.
  2. ElizH

    Central Alabama - Silver Pencilled Rocks & Black/Birchen Maran Breeding Pairs

    Hatched 7/13/20 these guys are about 1yr & 3m old. We're changing up our breeding program to focus on different things and are looking for good homes for these guys. The roosters are fantastic and have never attacked us & the hens are great layers! About the roosters: They have been housed...
  3. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    We went with dwarfs because I'd heard such stories of larger goats getting out of fences and I wanted something easy to contain, but I do love those floppy ears too! Once we can extend our fence another acre or so we're considering possibly branching out into other breeds. We call ourselves...
  4. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    If it wasn't for the great goat friends I've met along the way I'd have been lost! The farming community is so wonderful - I've met some of my closest friends buying animals from them. One thing I didn't consider when we got our first goats was that they were coming from a farm that did not...
  5. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    Most people that have older does that are used to being milked hang on to them, but if you catch someone who is downsizing you can sometimes find someone who is letting one go. Bottle babies generally end up being the easiest to milk because they tend to be much more trusting. Even a doe that...
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    ALABAMA!!

    Not to contradict this advice, but if you're not looking to breed and sell for higher prices or show your goats buying registered goats is mostly preference. None of my goats are registered, but all are very healthy and serve the purpose that I need them for. We do not use our goats for milk (at...
  7. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    Hi! We're in central AL and breed dwarf goats. https://www.instagram.com/acmaracresfarm/ < is us! We won't have any babies until spring, but we have a gal now that should be due Jan/Feb. :)
  8. ElizH

    8 week old Mallard - hen or drake???

    Well! It turns out our little mallard is a drake. I finally got to hear him on his own. I’m sure he’ll be happy with his 6 ladies.
  9. ElizH

    Mystery breeds… ideas???

    I was figuring the black hens as black sexlinks, which made me assume the reds would be some sort of sexlink production cross, but I couldn’t find one that had black hackle and tail feathers….
  10. ElizH

    Mystery breeds… ideas???

    Hi! We met a gentleman in the feed store back in spring who was buying his granddaughter her first chickens and helped him out answering all his questions and gave him our number in case he had any more… well he called. His granddaughter forgot to close the coop door one night and they all were...
  11. ElizH

    8 week old Mallard - hen or drake???

    Thanks everyone! I’m leaning towards both being hens as well. How lucky could we be? This makes 5 straight run ducks that have turned out to be hens and the one we chose to keep from our hatch was a hen too! We’re coming up all hens 😂
  12. ElizH

    8 week old Mallard - hen or drake???

    Thank you!
  13. ElizH

    8 week old Mallard - hen or drake???

    Little mallard (Rouen?) is 8 weeks old and I have no idea what he/she is! (Or the runner duck also pictured, tbh) They were getting beaten up by some chicks at the feed store so my soft hearted hubby brought them home. The sign just said “ducks” so we aren’t sure what they are or if they were...
  14. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    I’m in St. Clair but I’m really close to Jefferson.
  15. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    Alabama Folks! Not sure if this is allowed or not (feel free to delete if it isn't) but I have several chicks & ducks that I am selling. :) Will be 6 weeks old on 10/2/20: 4 Barred Rocks Pullets 2 Sultans - Straight Run 1 Crevecoeur - Straight Run 1 Roo & 1 Pullet - Blue Laced Red Wyandottes...
  16. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    We have 3 fully enclosed runs and coops - and are building a 4th. We just finished building a 5'x6'x2'deep pond for the ducks that we will be filling with water this weekend. I've got a pump and filter for the pond so hopefully that will keep it clean-ish with the 5 ducks in it. We haven't had...
  17. ElizH

    MY DUCKS ARE TERRIFIED OF ME!

    I always try to talk to mine before I get too close and it helps some but this is so true! Mine didn't like it the first time I wore long sleeves - they wouldn't take food out of my hands until I pushed my sleeves up - as if my sleeves near my hands were somehow dangerous.
  18. ElizH

    MY DUCKS ARE TERRIFIED OF ME!

    All of my ducklings have started out being terrified of me, BUT around week 4, I've generally won them over. This is how I did it... Holding them everyday for a couple minutes and hanging around them - making sure they hear me talking and get used to me just being around. Once they're big...
  19. ElizH

    ALABAMA!!

    Hey! I see your avatar is ducks - we have just gotten our first ducks (2 quickly became 4... we love them 😅) and I am building my outdoor enclosure for them this weekend. Any tips?? I’m going to be housing them with my seramas - odd choice, I know, but they shared the brooder together and...
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