Family Owned Farm Expanding into Poultry

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Avanella Acres, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. Avanella Acres

    Avanella Acres New Egg

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    we are a family owned and family operated farm. we have an apple orchard and run a family friendly pumpkin patch yearly, im looking to expand into chickens ducks and turkeys, and hope to get alot of good info from here
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    Good luck with your farm! Be sure to check out the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles It has lots of information on chickens and their care.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Every Halloween when my granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) carve Jack-O-Lanterns out of our pumpkins, we feed the seeds to our chickens and they go crazy over them. With your pumpkin patch, you'll have lots of treats for your chickens. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Do you have any specific breed of chickens in mind?
     
  4. chad e

    chad e Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your poultry projects!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh how fun! A pumpkin patch! I love to grow pumpkins. Don't know why, but I just love to watch them grow and see all those pumpkins left on the vine in the fall. Lovely!

    Definitely stop by our learning center for lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry. And if you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Someone in our area used to have a pumpkin patch every year and invite kids to take whatever ones they wanted. Pumpkins always seem benign and cheerful, I have always loved them. Sadly the farmer died several years ago and the village took over his property and tore down the house. Think about him every fall. Wish they had kept his house up and made use of it rather than wiping out every clue of his existence.

    Do you plan to have a petting zoo also? Kids love that. Also I see a lot of similar operations also have a corn maze. Best of luck with your venture. Welcome to BYC
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  9. Avanella Acres

    Avanella Acres New Egg

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    we are expanding the pumpkin patch this next year, it will have a small petting zoo, upon entry kids will get a hot apple cider (home made) or hot chocolate and a cookie, face painting and pumpkin painting, also adding a small area with a electric fireplace we will have grandpa telling ghost stories at, we only charge 3.00 dollars to get in and do all this and pick a pumpkin. but there is a huge call for local poultry and local eggs. ive had chickens before but not on the scale i hope to reach. and thanks for the great welcome.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]
     

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