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Farm Name: Cottonwood Creek Farm

Year Farm Established: 2008

Location: Auburn, NY

Years I’ve been farming: 7 years

Animals I raise: bantam chickens
angora rabbits

Crops I grow: veggies,herbs

Hobbies I enjoy: caring for my chicks

The proudest moment on my farm: When visitors tell me how beautiful my birds are.

Pets: 5 cats

Farm Motto: All creatures great and small
deserve to be cared for well.

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  Have we been cloned?
Ah! You don't know how glad I was to get your post! Reading it, I'm wondering if we were cloned somewhere along the way! I had to laugh though, and admittedly, I'm a little jealous of your Polish Crown. I have two roosters left that survived, but they now resemble little old bald men - my other chickens plucked the hats off their heads. I HATE it for them, and tried to separate them, but to no avail. They just kept coming back for more punishment. I've been after hubby for an Angora rabbit, Delaine Moreno sheep and Pygora goats for spinning, but he's not just jumping up and down with enthusiasm. Oh, well, I'll get my way eventually, but I'll also have to have patience. My neighbor has goats and I get my goats milk from her. You're gonna love making it! Do you grow your own herbs? If you do, add a little lemon verbena to your bed. It makes great kitchen soap! Do you make your own Christmas gifts? I usually do, but won't have time this year - 2010 was a harsh year for us. I do have a Christmas runner on the loom right now, though. Hopefully it'll be finished in time to use it! Wishing you and yours a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving! I'll look forward to hearing more from you. By the way, I only have access to email on Tuesdays when I'm in town for work, so don't think I'm ignorning you if you don't get a response very quickly. We live so far out dial up is the only option, and even that takes hours some times that we don't even have it any more!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

11/23/2010 06:10.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Polish hen
I blamed my daughter's Polish for disrupting my hen house, but now I've learned it is probably her Lakenvelder! Apologies all around, but I still have a very neurotic chicken coop!

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

11/17/2010 07:51.49 PM Report This Comment  
  I was going to get our son some tophat chicken, but heard too many bad things about their eye sight and with the family of hawks and owls in the woods, they pick off our free range chickens at least one a day. I guess that is how our son keeps his flock young...LOL..

Do you silkies go broody on you? How big do their eggs get?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/17/2010 07:40.10 AM Report This Comment  
  So how do you like your top hat chickens? Do they see well?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

11/16/2010 09:57.03 AM Report This Comment  
  I love the pictures

Come visit me, Paulus farm.

11/16/2010 07:23.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Angora Goats
Thanks for visiting my page. Your rabbit is beautiful, really pretty buff coloring! You mentioned wanting advice on raising Angora Goats, we have two, and they are fairly easy to take care of on a daily basis, hay, grain ratio, a mineral supplement designed for goats with selenium and copper, De-wormer every 3 weeks (this can vary) vaccines once a year, clean bedding, fresh water and a grazing area (the more diverse mix of plants the better)Angora goats need GOOD shelter in the winter as they aren't as hardy as some of the other breeds. A lot of their energy goes to producing all that wool, you're in New York, so no stranger to cold winters. Shearing is the most difficult part of raising them. We shear twice a year, in March and September. It's hard work, but if you can get through it the fiber is worth all the trouble. I've also noticed that you get what you pay for. Research breeders and get good bloodlines. We paid more for our goats, but I've talked to people who got "better deals" and their goats and are paying two fold in vet bills. If you have any questions feel free to ask me. I don't have all the answers, but I love goat talk. By the way your birds are beautiful too.

Come visit me, Iron Oaks Farm.

11/15/2010 09:10.32 AM Report This Comment  
I raise bantam breeds of Silkies,Brahmas,Polish,and Cochins.I have my first frizzled cochin babies that were born the first of September.Raising babies is a new and exciting experience for me.I hope I can get them through the winter in good shape.
I have white,black,splash,blue and partridge silkies.
Light Brahmas and White crested black,white crested chocolate and white crested buff polish.My cochins are black and red frizzled.
Having chickens has really changed my life.I really enjoy going out to the coop in the morning and receiving such a friendly greeting from my birds.They don't mind if my hair is a mess or my clothes don't match as long as I bring food.
I also raise white fantail pigeons and fairy swallow pigeons.Its all about the beauty for me and all my birds are beautiful to me.
I hope to meet some like minded people here and to make some new friends.I almost forgot to add that I have a new French angora rabbit.Love brushing her each day.

Come visit me, Cottonwood Creek Farm.

11/14/2010 05:43.38 PM Report This Comment  
Very nice pic!

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

11/14/2010 07:37.09 AM Report This Comment  
I also raise white silkies, they sue ae pretty.

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

11/14/2010 05:43.17 AM Report This Comment  


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