Hi from North Dakota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SRG, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. SRG

    SRG Hatching

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    Just getting into chickens on a small scale.

    My wife is on a commission to study the possibility of getting locally produced foods into our schools/restaurants/stores here in Northeast North Dakota.

    One of the foods we are most interested in eggs, so we decided to add a few to our farm to see if they might be feasible to raise on a larger scale someday. We also love eggs and having a supply right outside our door is a great bonus.

    We do have brutally cold winters here, so they have to be very hardy birds. We have dabbled in chickens and also a few ducks in the past but it has been a few years now since we have raised any birds.

    We also raise registered Angus beef cattle and do some freezer beef sales, though when half of the farms in the area raise beef, its a tough market to earn any premium in.

    Our farm has been in the family since 1885, so we are planning to hang in there and make it work.

    I have been browsing the discussions here at BYC for a while and decided it was time to sign up!

    Our little ragtag flock has been ravaged a couple times by dogs, but now with an electrified poultry net around them, we have had no more problems. Our chickens currently include 1 Buff Orpington hen, 1 barred rock rooster, and a couple Australorps and maybe a couple Asian Blacks (you never know with the TSC chicks) None of the pullets are quite old enough to lay yet, but we expect a few eggs within a month or so.

    SRG
     
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