hobby farm

  1. Small Town Chic Farms

    New Duck Mom

    Hi all! I have been a lurker here for awhile (mostly Pinterest pins directing me here), but finally decided to join in the fun! I have recently inherited a house with a few acres (just under 9) that is part of our family’s larger farm. Now that I have a large outbuilding and some acreage, I...
  2. sonicsix

    Got our coop and pen done...

    We have 17 chickens, mostly Barred Rock and Buff Orpington. They came from people who no longer wanted them, Tractor Supply, and the local poultry auction. The small coop is from Tractor Supply and we got it and some of the chickens from a couple who no longer wanted to keep chickens. We built...
  3. sonicsix

    Hobby Farmer

    The wife and I are hobby farmers and we have 22 acres of land, 3 miniature horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 8 pygmy goats, and 10 chickens. We got the chickens suddenly when someone wanted to give away a store bought coop and their chickens. We've built them a much larger area to be in at night and...
  4. LizzzyJo

    Advice/tips on chick selling

    Hi All! I have two lavender orpintgons and one blue. I am planning on getting a few more fun colored heritage girls and a jersey giant roo in March. I would like to be able to have a hobby in selling a few chicks or pullets (not for much money, just for fun). Do people ever buy cross breeds for...
  5. Abigail96

    New member, new owner!

    Hello! I’m a new member, I just bought my first flock of 6 hens two days ago. I bought the coop back in March, and finally took the leap to get the chickens after doing my best to research all summer — but of course that’s never enough! I have horses, goats, and a donkey, and you learn new...
  6. Chickenlurker

    How to Make Money with a Hobby Farm

    Here is some good information if your considering turning your backyard flock of into a side hustle. I like the focus in self-sufficiency and closed looped systems. https://esimoney.com/how-to-make-money-with-a-hobby-farm-the-unsung-super-hero-of-side-hustles/
  7. Citychickengal

    iPhone poultry app?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good, user friendly poultry app? I have a small flock of 11 and am just wanting something for hobby farming. I don’t need a ton of bells and whistles, but I’d like to be able to put each chickens’ details in the app, and be able to track eggs & general...
  8. Soto Hobby Farm

    New hobby farm

    Hi everyone! I’m new to this forum and new to chickens! We bought a hobby farm about 8 months ago and already had layers on it. We have since gotten rid of most of the chickens because they weren’t laying anymore, a lady up the street likes to take them into her sanctuary so that’s lovely...
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