Organic farmer from PA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hundredfruit, May 24, 2016.

  1. hundredfruit

    hundredfruit New Egg

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    Hey everyone,

    I have a ten acre farm in Buckingham, PA (southeast PA) that I've had for only a year now and just started developing into an organic fruit farm, and my flock of birds seems to grow everyday as I try to figure out systems for fitting them into the farm.

    Right now I have a flock of about 20 hens (mostly rhode island red sex links, 1 cubalaya, and 1 rhodebar), and one black Araucana rooster in a portable "eggmobile" that I built onto a small trailer. I also have a chicken tractor with ten unsexed Cubalaya-Maran cross chicks that are probably about six weeks old now and three guinea keets with them (about the same age). I also have six Buff geese goslings in with my hens, which are fast becoming my favorite of the bunch since they have so much personality!

    I've raised broilers, turkeys, and ducks (Runner and Muscovy) in the past at other farms, but don't currently have any on my farm... yet.

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    The goslings, about three weeks ago. They're much bigger now!
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    The chicks shortly after they were born and still with their mom. What a great mother!


    I'll take some more updated photos of all the animals tomorrow, if I can remember. The Cubalaya-Maran crosses are looking pretty funky now that they all have their true feathers!

    Looking forward to swapping ideas and experiences with everyone and learning from this great community.

    -Adam
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Adam. For other poultry you can check out the "Other Backyard poultry," forum above - it has threads for ducks, geese, guineas, quail, emus, peacocks, etc.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Adam and welcome to BYC - great pictures! Sounds like an ideal set up, with the fruit groves - good cover for free ranging chickens, great pest control / guards with the geese.

    Sit back and make yourself at home here.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Love the pics, thank you for sharing!
     
  5. hundredfruit

    hundredfruit New Egg

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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