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D & D Farm from Monrovia, CA
D & D Farm

Farm Name: D & D Farm

Year Farm Established: 2009

Location: Monrovia, CA

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: Chickens

Crops I grow: Tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and peppers of all heat ratios.

Hobbies I enjoy: Farming, cooking, camping, playing with the animals.

Pets: 2 dogs
3 cats

Farm Motto: If you aren't happy...change it!!!

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  P2's Flock
We have 9 Americanas (use to have 10 but we lost Goldy last week cause is unknown), 1 Production Red (Carmen), 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks (Ozzy and Janey), Fry is a come here hen that was "given" to use during the snow storm back in Dec of 2008, 2 Welsummer (Summer 1 and Summer 2, Summer 2 has a smaller frame), we also have Buffy red or brown sex link, Dovey the white sex link and V the black sex link, 6 6wk old keets that we released last Saturday and 8 Rhode Island Red roos (I'm thinking one of the roos isn't a RIRs because he has white bands on this wings). He may be getting some turkeys next year and two feeder pigs.

We also have hereford cattle and a cross between a Brahama bull and a hereford cow called F1s. He also has a rabbit and the dog and cat.

I've got to check into that Simple Green Pro. But the nearest Home Depot is 2 hrs and 45 minutes away. I guess when we go to town I'll ask for it.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

09/15/2009 08:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Sorry to read of you lost
How do you water them?

We've just recently lost one of P2's chickens. Don't know what caused it. It must of been this crazy wet wheather that we've been getting.

How did you clean your coop? We spray ours down with apple cider vinager and air it out. De Earth is a good thing to have on hand to put out in and around the chicken yard.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

09/14/2009 12:52.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Chickens for fresh eggs.
Being new to raising chickens is has been quite the experience. We started with 4 Rhode Island Reds just a few days old. I named the smallest one "Nugget" which a few months later became apparent that Nugget had nuggets, he was a rooster. Had to give him up, not allowed to have roosters in my community. And then there were three.
A neighbor came by one night, she found a baby chick running through her yard and knew we had some already. So of course we took it in. Went to the feed store next day for starter feed and to find out the breed, ended up with a playmate for it too. And then there were five. Recently we lost 2 of the Rhode Island Reds shortly after they started laying eggs. Something that attacked their nervous systems. Nothing could be done to save them. After thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the entire household inside and out to ensure no disease would be transmitted to the young chicks or our dogs, we have now integrated the yound chicks with the remaining Rhode Island Red whom we now call "Big Red". The young chicks, approx. 2.5 months old now, one is a Buff Brama, the other a Red Sexlink are loving their freedom of grazing all over the yard. Everyone seems to be in good health. This has been quite the learning experience to prepare us for what we might have to deal with once we get our land in South Carolina and start our farm with not only chickens buy larger animals too. I am enjoying gathering tons of information, but nothing compares to the actual experience of just doing it.
We kept one of the sick chickens alive for almost a week by giving it vitamin nutrified water with an eye dropper and feeding her by hand. Our vet uthanized her yesterday.

Come visit me, D & D Farm.

09/13/2009 12:51.25 PM Report This Comment  
I see your from CA.I hear artisan goat cheeses are a big thing there right now.Read an article that they send their cheese here to PA to have the Amish age it in their cheese caves.Love the motto!

Come visit me, Blakers Acres.

09/12/2009 07:21.20 AM Report This Comment  
my dogs likes chickens too, and will play with them

Come visit me, The Chicken Ranch, el dorado urban farm & DeVore Ranch.

09/12/2009 06:43.06 AM Report This Comment  
  The hen looks like she's almost daring the dog to chase her :-)

Come visit me, Harold's Promise Farm & Araldos Bakari Farm.

09/09/2009 08:52.37 PM Report This Comment  
Wow a dog that is good around chickens. My chihuahua is a poultry killer. Have to be careful with her. Its nice to see a dog that doesnt have a bad prey drive.

Come visit me, Sunny's Hobby Farm.

09/09/2009 07:08.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Washington Parish
Is that a Rhode Island Red, Production Red or a New Hampshire Red hen?

Do your cats bother the chickens? Gre-Gre (our cat) does. But the funney thing is that the chickens think out 4 lbs 4 yr old La-La who is black and white (dog) is part of the flock. Go figure.

Are all your chickens one breed?

Hope you all have a safe week.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

09/09/2009 01:45.56 PM Report This Comment  


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