Hello from the Midwest,central Illinois,looking for sml. farmer friend

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by springviews, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. springviews

    springviews Out Of The Brooder

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    hello small farmer girl just thought i.d say hello. Beautiful week here in the Midwest........Check out local prices how are they in your area? Eggs./reg. white $2.69 dozen a few side stores a dozen for 1.69-2.00 dozen,last year eggs near Thanksgiving, .98 cents a dozen what a Price hike....Wheeuuuu...
     
  2. Silly Chickens

    Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello from another central Illinois person! [​IMG]
     
  3. springviews

    springviews Out Of The Brooder

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    I live about 30 miles from springfield or 35 miles from decatur i have poultry and abbits organic herbs fruit trees on about an acre of ground.its fun here.i am a single mom w/2 kids we have alot of fun just farming fishing and swimming.
     
  4. Silly Chickens

    Silly Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm about 40 miles from Springfield. I have a hubby & son, dogs & chickens, live on 8 acres with a big pond that we fish and swim in and a creek that runs thru, and I love watching the chickens, wild turkey, deer, rabbits and all the other critters that play here.
     
  5. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    Egg prices are crazy here. (Hamilton, Il) Near Quincy or Macomb, depending on which direction you drive. [​IMG]


    I sell eggs to my neighbor for $1.50 a dozen and she is glad to get them. They prefer farm fresh anyways. Egg prices are so high that egg companies should be putting a prize inside. [​IMG]


    Being new to Illinois, I find the people here pretty friendly and a new pal on here let me come over today to help butcher chickens (she showed me the ropes and I helped with 12 birds) Not as bad as I thought it would be. Hate the killing part but dont mind the plucking, cleaning out, wrapping up part. Gave me a good idea of what I am getting into. Might have to get me some cornish crosses for butchering, though I have a couple of roos that I need to sell or butcher.

    Hi to everyone here.
     
  6. tressiah

    tressiah Out Of The Brooder

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    hello from Beecher Il, 15 miles north of Kankakee, 45 miles south of Chicago
    We have a big barn, I have 40 chickens, also 2 nubian goats, ( Lucy & Ethel, they know their names) 5 ducks, (1 killed by a mink) 1 lab mix, and a lasha poo who is the offical house dog, 1 old cat
    I find great peace in my animals. The goats love me because I feed them, & startch them, what a life !
     
  7. tressiah

    tressiah Out Of The Brooder

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    P.S I get $3/dozen for my eggs, and can't keep enough around.
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    35 miles from Springfield

    I dont charge anything for my eggs for eating because I am not licensed by the state. However I do accept donations for feed [​IMG]

    Welcome!
     

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