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Chief's Acre Farm from Maroa, IL
Chief's Acre Farm

Farm Name: Chief's Acre Farm

Year Farm Established: 2010

Years I’ve been farming: 3 years

Animals I raise: Chickens (eggs), Nigerian Dwarf goats (dairy)

Crops I grow: large family garden, fruit and nut trees

Hobbies I enjoy: reading, movies, homeschooling my children

The proudest moment on my farm: In early 2010 (first year for our little farm) a tornado completely destroyed two of our barns. We came together and had clean-up done in just a few weeks!

Pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbit, peafowl - and the chickens and goats!



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  Peafowl
I have never allowed the hens to raise their own, so I'm not sure how that would work out. I know that the chicks we have hatched are WAY friendlier than peafowl we purchased. They will fly up and sit on my arm and shoulder, and eat out of my hands.

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

11/18/2010 04:58.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Peafowl
Mine were 2 this past spring, so this was their first hatch. I incubated the eggs. It was so much fun, and the peachicks are so sociable!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

11/16/2010 04:57.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Peafowl
What colors do you have? We have India Blues and Black Shoulders

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

11/14/2010 07:14.03 AM Report This Comment  
  What's in a name...
No military connection in our name. It comes from my first horse, Inspired By Fire, whose call-name was Chief. (Incidentally, he was named after a dear old friend who was a firefighter, at the time the chief in his department.)

Come visit me, Chief's Acre Farm.

11/13/2010 07:56.34 AM Report This Comment  
  What's in a name?
Hi there, I was wondering if your farm's name is related to military service? I like the sound of your place. Good to hear your critters were all unharmed in the storm.

Come visit me, Laid Back B's Farm.

11/12/2010 05:10.19 PM Report This Comment  
  11/12/2010 03:57.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
We raise Nubians, although I'm planning to breed to a Boer this month. I have had Saanens and French Alpines in the past. When my children were little we had an old Nubian doe we called Granny. She would let them pet her ears for hours, so they grew up favoring Nubians! Most wouldn't put up with having their ears messed with.

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

11/12/2010 09:02.29 AM Report This Comment  
  hi
welcome to hobby farms

Come visit me, The Chicken Ranch, Goats R Us, DM Cattle company & DeVore Ranch.

11/12/2010 08:03.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
Thanks for the welcomes! None of the animals were harmed, Larkshire--in fact, we even found an unbroken egg from the evening before in one of the barns! The barns were literally lifted off their foundations, the contents left intact.

Come visit me, Chief's Acre Farm.

11/12/2010 07:06.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Aww...what a cute picture!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

11/12/2010 05:14.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
Were all your animals OK?

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

11/11/2010 11:28.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello:)
11/10/2010 04:41.06 PM Report This Comment  

 



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