What would you do with...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FrenchHen, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    four acres, two of which are leased out, some of which is yard, and the rest is old gravel and pavement from a farmyard?

    We have next to no pasture...but I want more critters.
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    miniature livestock. sheep, goats and cows all are available in miniature form, but still render usable goods.
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    We have three Nigerian Dwarf wethers that mow our lawns. I'm thinking of a chicken tractor of broilers if our tenants don't mind. Are there critters that don't mind being at least partially on gravel/pavement? Other than more chickens...which I know someone will suggest.
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    anything with hooves. would naturally wear them down.

    turkeys, as long as they have access to the grassy areas also. midget whites would be perfecto!
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    We like turkey.
    Hmm...how much space would a turkey need in a run area?
    Do they need coops at night, too, or can I make a shed out of corrugated metal?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Unlease the other two acres!!

    I have 7.75 acres that are 600 miles away from me and that I'll never be able to use unless we get an upturn in the economy... and that will never happen.

    I could just envision one of those big round barns with little runs going out in every direction... with a central feeding and water capability... oh never mind... just dreams.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  7. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    They're happy dreams!
    Those two acres bring in much needed income, especially now.
    It's a great property, but there's limits to what we can have.

    I've been told I can put slop buckets in the school cafeterias to feed a pig, so we may need to investigate electric fencing and a piggy shed.
     
  8. big greg barker

    big greg barker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some piglets to put in the gravel. They'll tear it up quicker than a runaway bulldozer...................
     

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