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Farm Name: MTH Farm

Year Farm Established: 2011

Years I’ve been farming: 4 years

Animals I raise: 9 Hens, 1 Rooster, 15 layer chicks, 2 French Angora Rabbits, and 1 Lionhead/Lop Rabbit. I plan on expanding my farm in the Spring to bees, goats, and pigs.

Crops I grow: Vegetable garden - I am expanding my garden so that I can can more goods!!

Hobbies I enjoy: Reading and taking care of my farm friends!

The proudest moment on my farm: When I built my chicken coop all by myself and when my hens started laying eggs!

UPDATE: March 2, 2012 - Keeping my chicks alive during a power outage and snow storm that lasted three days. I had to warm up water on the stove every two hours for my Camelbak bladder that I used as a hot water bed for the chicks.

Pets: My wonderful lovable tri-colored beagle, Rylie!

Farm Motto: Do what you love and love what you do!

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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  
  Pea Fowl
Hi! The peas seem to be pretty hardy & take the winter well. We had a couple of weeks of pretty cold weather this last winter so we did put a heat lamp in the coop for them but they still choose to spend quite a bit of time outdoors. Our pen is built on the back of our garage so they are blocked from the north wind, the coop faces south. They have a plywood coop & an outdoor run that is partially covered with transparent corrugated plastic panels. I think as long as they can get out of the wind & rain/snow, they will do well. I will try to add some photos soon.

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04/26/2012 05:51.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Well Spring time is right around the corner!! I picked up 15 new layer chicks and am planning on expanding my coop when the weather is cooperative. I have lots to do this spring and can't wait to start! Yesterday was the first nice warm day (60 degrees!) and all of my chickens took advantage to get in a great dust bath and bathe in the sun.

A week ago we had a big snow storm and received two feet of snow. We also lost our power for three days. Bad news for new born chicks. Fortunately I saved them all by using a Camelbak bladder and filling it up with warm water every two hours. I was surely lacking in the sleep department after that, but was happy they all made it through.

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03/12/2012 10:31.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Son had a lesson on blowing out ex-lg eggs. He did great on his 1st try.

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11/28/2011 01:58.22 PM Report This Comment  
  So far I have gotten 4 double yokers and one triple! Of course this has been over a couple of weeks.

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11/21/2011 05:54.57 PM Report This Comment  
  So I just found out that my "monster" egg from one of my brown egg layers was a TRIPLE yoker! Wow! I gave that special egg to one of my biggest believers in my wishes to create my own hobby farm.

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11/21/2011 05:52.55 PM Report This Comment  
Love your pics. Chickens are wonderful!

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11/17/2011 06:07.05 PM Report This Comment  
  I just added some pictures to my site. They are pictures from the start of my chicken journey to where I am now. I bought ten chicks in May and still have all ten. One of them did turn into my beautiful rooster, but hey thats ok! I am continually upgrading my chicken coop and making it better. I have winterized it since that beginning picture of the coop and added a winter door and insulation. I have been getting 6-9 eggs every day! I have a light that is on a timer to turn on in their coop for a couple of hours at night and in the morning. They really seem to like that!

Come visit me, MTH Farm.

11/15/2011 11:29.10 AM Report This Comment  
  That is one of my five Ameraucana hens. They certainly do have personalities!

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11/15/2011 10:19.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Cute chicken! I have a couple of them and love thier personalities. I like your farm motto too. So true!

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11/14/2011 02:57.48 PM Report This Comment  
What type of chicken is that? I love the coloring of the feathers!

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11/13/2011 05:07.50 PM Report This Comment  
Sounds like you are doing good! Bees will be so good for your vegge garden, plus have honey!

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11/13/2011 09:20.51 AM Report This Comment  
  what kind of bred is that?

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11/13/2011 08:26.49 AM Report This Comment  


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