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Farm Name: Happy Hens Tree Farm

Year Farm Established: 2012

Location: Almond, WI

Years I’ve been farming: 2 years

Animals I raise: Chickens

Crops I grow: Peas, corn, tomatoes, beans, blackberries, raspberries

Hobbies I enjoy: Raising chickens, gardening, fishing and anything involving the outdoors!

The proudest moment on my farm: The single greatest day on the farm (other than the day we brought our 24 baby chicks) was the first day we opened the door to the run to let the chickens free range. Their reactions were very entertaining and we must have sat and watched them for hours that day. :-)

Pets: Zoe - our beloved American Bulldog who adores her hen sisters.

Farm Motto: Life is short - hug a hen!


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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  
  What a great story, chickens are tough critters!

Come visit me, Humble Hen Homestead.

08/05/2012 11:00.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Found a Miracle
Sadly lost one of our hens last Friday... or so we thought. We searched high and low for a good hour or so It was quite the sight! My hubby, daughter and I wandering around in the dark clucking like chickens with flashlights trying to attract the missing hen and me stopping every couple of minutes to wipe my eyes and blow my nose. I was very sad to have lost one of our babies.

Each day we would keep our eyes and ears open and continue to look in places we thought a frightened little chicken would hide. By the third day it was obvious that she was gone for good. I tried not to think about how terrifying her final moments may have been and prayed that I wouldn't come across her half eaten body somewhere in the woods.

Late Wednesday afternoon my husband Bob was showing off how the chickens follow him around calling himself a 'Chick Magnet'..yes, really! :-) I noticed one of the chickens whom I fondly call Chicken Little was not with the other girls. Instead she sought shelter under a big bush near the side of the house. Curious as to why she was hiding I went to the bush to investigate. There she stood sentry like. Very odd I thought. Looking closer I saw something strange in the branches next to Chicken Little. OMG! It was our missing chicken - upside down with her foot caught between two lower branches of the bush!!!

I called out to my husband and crying ... yes, you could say I'm a little emotionally attached to my hens :-)...I crawled into the bush to retrieve her and give her a proper burial. BUT...... as I got closer it became clear that she was still ALIVE!!! After FIVE days with no food, no water, two thunderstorms, hanging upside down.....this chicken was ALIVE!!!! I couldn't believe it! Her leg definitely looked worse for wear perhaps even broken but she was alive!

I figured if she was able to survive something like that ordeal we were at least going to try to nurse her back to health! I immediately wrapped her in a towel to warm her up, got her to take down some water with 'Save-A-Chick' mixed in....WONDERFUL stuff!!! While my hubby searched the internet for what to do next!!! It's amazing how much great info you can find out there and how caring and helpful everyone in the chicken community is! If everyone in the world cared for one another the way this community cares for its chickens the world would surely be a better place.

The rest of that evening my husband and I took turns cradling the chicken in our arms to keep her warm. By mid-night she was eating a lovely gourmet concoction of mash that Bob made for her and she was drinking on her own.

I am happy to report that this chicken whom we have appropriately named 'Miracle' seems to be on the mend. Today she even hobbled a short distance as our protective bulldog Zoe looked on. We are keeping Miracle in a dog crate in the house until she's ready to rejoin her sister hens.

Come visit me, Happy Hens Tree Farm.

05/11/2012 07:22.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello, right now I breed pygmy goats. I have 8 right now but working on a upgrade :)

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05/07/2012 04:34.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, Love the pic.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

05/06/2012 02:41.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Welcome to Hobby Farms!

Come visit me, K&B Ranch.

05/04/2012 08:19.31 PM Report This Comment  
  welcome to hobby farms

Come visit me, Mize Family Farm.

05/02/2012 03:47.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Chickens
Hi
What kind of chickens do you have?

Come visit me, Boobug's Animals.

05/02/2012 02:50.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to Hobby Farms

Come visit me, The Freeman Farm.

05/02/2012 04:55.08 AM Report This Comment  
  cheese
I use Rikki Carrols book and recipes. Her 30 minute mozz is great. I have made riccotta also and yogurt. I am working on hard cheese though it has proved more diffult. Do a search on 30 minute mozzerella and you should get several hits on the recipe. She also has a starter kit that has a great little recipe book with it. Great fun with kids.

Come visit me, Rezzfull Acres.

05/01/2012 05:46.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Love your Motto!
I agree. We hug at least one of our girls every morning. The others are too busy running around and eating breakfast! I love your picture too. Welcome to Hobby Farms!

Come visit me, The Farm Wife & Paradise Plantation.

05/01/2012 05:58.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome

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04/30/2012 06:41.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome
Welcome to Hobby Farms.

Carl, Livermore, CA.

04/29/2012 12:44.40 PM Report This Comment  
  We are doing chicks this year too, 15 turkeys and 50 meat birds under lights now and am expecting Cuckooo Moran chicks next week! We are also going to try haching some duck eggs. Wish us luck!

Come visit me, Rezzfull Acres.

04/29/2012 10:40.19 AM Report This Comment  
  hi
Hi and welcome. We just have 13 chicks. They are a pleasure to watch. They have started coming over to me when I go into where they are kept. We also have a couple of ducks and a couple of rabbits for now.

Come visit me, Tom and Suzannes & Nearly Heaven.

04/28/2012 02:10.39 PM Report This Comment  

 



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