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Farm Name: The Family Farm

Year Farm Established: 2007

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: We only breed our ducks and chickens, but also raise pigs.

Crops I grow: Summer veggies: corn, tomatoes, zuchinni, squash, bell peppers, lettuce, pumpkins, and an experiment crop every year.

Hobbies I enjoy: Riding the horses, enjoying all parts of the farm.

Pets: Horses, chickens, ducks, dogs,and a very sweet cat.

Farm Motto: Thank God each and every day for his beautiful creation and the many blessings he has given.


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  In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM  
  Laying Hens
I decided to get 6 Barred Rock chicks. I am told they are very good layers, and they are cold hardy.

Come visit me, Fluegel.

03/03/2012 03:53.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow
beautiful chicken. What kind is it? We have 10 chickens, Plymoth Rock, Barred Rocks and Leghorns....each has her own personality and each is fun to watch.

Come visit me, Pay It Forward Hobby Farm.

01/18/2012 11:00.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Laying Hens
I want to have about three laying hens. I looking at getting some chicks from the local feed store or hardware store. When I go what should I look for?

Come visit me, Fluegel.

01/08/2012 04:29.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Bottle feeding
Luckily we are surrounded by milk cow farms and a few milk goat farms and one of these generous guys (or gals) help us out with natural cow or goats milk.
As far as milk replacers we have found these to be the best of :
Sav-A-Kid milk replacer 25lbs $ 25.00 approx.
Sav-A-Kid milk replacer with Deccox 25lbs $60.00 approx.
and we also used the following with the replacer.
Solube Colostrum Powder, you mix this with the replacer.
9oz.jar $10.00 approx.
Your nearest feed distributor should carry these, if not we purchase our products from : www.jefferslivestock.com
I hope this helps you as it has taken us a lot of trial and error and lots of input from local farmers.
We also would like to invite you to our facebook page as you will find quite a bit of info from farming friends there as well. Good Luck!
www.facebook.com/davelucinda.harrison

Come visit me, Whispering Pines Farm & Crafts.

11/09/2011 05:08.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Bottle feeding
Thanks for checking out our blog.
Yes I will be posting pics of our goats today.
And yes we have bottle fed quite a few of our babies and I mean it is just like having a new born baby!
We fed about every two hours for the first seven days and then the second week went to every four hours and the third week on top of liquid we began to gradually give solid food.We did this for 6 to 8 weeks depending on the baby.Even with adult goats always gradually make changes to their diets as we have learned the hard way.
I wish you luck with your babies as they are a pure joy to have in your life!

Come visit me, Whispering Pines Farm & Crafts.

11/06/2011 05:28.32 AM Report This Comment  
  What a beautiful chicken!!!!!

Come visit me, Llama Landing.

11/05/2011 04:54.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Beautiful Bird
Your hen looks so beautiful, I'm thinking it just may be a rooster, what breed is he/she?

Come visit me, Browns' Windy Acres & The Goats of Browns' Windy Acres.

11/03/2011 05:02.19 PM Report This Comment  
  I sure hope they grow for you all. Just watch the white one, she will sunburn the worst out of the bunch. But a mud wallow will provent her from burning too much.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

10/31/2011 06:37.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Are those piglets out of the same litter and if so what is the cross? LOVE the spotted one.

Come visit me, The Homestead.

10/27/2011 06:49.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Do you have a pic or two to share of your pigs?

Come visit me, The Homestead.

10/25/2011 09:13.08 AM Report This Comment  
  thanx. the're Nigerian Dwarfs. thats cool that your gonna get one too! no, ive never bottle fed. when i got Jingles and Teacup (my goats) in June this past summer, they were already a couple of months, so no bottle feeding. They were born sometime in april

I love my goats and horses <3

Come visit me, Ever Green Farms.

10/22/2011 09:24.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
Thank you for your suggestions, it's always good to know from someone that has had a certain breed of chickens or ducks. Know what to look for and any problems.

Best Wishes!

Come visit me, Talley Farms.

10/17/2011 06:02.54 PM Report This Comment  
  very handsom chicken! would love to see pictures of the horses!

-Andee and Every Green Farm

Come visit me, Ever Green Farms.

10/17/2011 04:20.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you
Thank you for the kind words about our farm. I love the name of your farm. It's sounds beautiful.

Come visit me, Gray's Lavender & Herb Farm.

10/17/2011 09:45.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Great photo!
I'm planning on getting some ducks and chickens, maybe some geese. Have any suggestions on some good breeds to get?

Thanks!

Come visit me, Talley Farms.

10/16/2011 08:34.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
What a handsome fellow!

Come visit me, Larkshire Farm.

10/14/2011 08:54.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Where you located?
Thanks for the comment. The pic is of one of the properties I'm interested in buying. I hope to purchase something in the spring. I aspire to do what you do now! I just want a safe haven for me and my kids. Be self sufficient with our food and have a homestead away from the city for my family. Maybe get good at it, and I will teach try and educate people on sustainable farming and ranching.

Take Care!

Come visit me, K&B Ranch.

10/14/2011 05:49.25 PM Report This Comment  
  nice picture

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

10/12/2011 07:53.54 AM Report This Comment  

 



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