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Farm Name: Elizabeth's free range eggs

Year Farm Established: 2010

Location: Hungarian settlement, LA

Years I’ve been farming: 3 years

Animals I raise: Ducks, geese, chickens, horses

Crops I grow: Cooking herbs, sunflowers, my kids grow every veggie in the book

Hobbies I enjoy: Anything outside. Cooking also. Piddling with my chickens. Love watching my geese, the Lincoln family, Abe, Mary Todd, and Camille. Photography

Club/Associations memberships: None

The proudest moment on my farm: When I was able to sell my eggs for top price and the customers were satisfied.

Pets: Many, Paco our chihuahua, skippy the stray dog who is now a permanent resident, Lucille who is another stray, Sophie our baron cat, Juneau our poodle.

Farm Motto: Simple is the better option. Applies to all aspects.


Farm Blog
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  With the t-storms, lack of power and the other "beautiful" acts of weather like hell. The chicks are hanging in there.

Lost 1 brooder due to the bad weather. Sweating on how I will raise 3 sets with 1 of the brooder out of action. Going to pull the run from it and see if I can fix it or if it will have to be completey replaced.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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04/10/2014 12:34.53 PM Report This Comment  
  No babies pigs yet. Which is great considering what I am in. LOL! If you know anyone who wants a pig or intact born piglet, send them our way.

Please.

1 of P2's Americana pullets laid her 1st egg. So the rest of the pullets should not be too far behind. P2 want to sell some of them to make room for his Cubs and Yokos that he'll raise for his FFA livestock project for 2014-2015 sch year.

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

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02/18/2014 08:17.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Bull

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02/09/2014 06:16.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Spent all day friday getting my hand set

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02/08/2014 01:18.59 PM Report This Comment  
  No eggs yet for us since P2 only has almost laying pullets. This weather got him down with his asthma. Hubby told P2 no show showing his pullets at State due to his asthma and they arent banded yet. Beef are good to go.

Sleet on truck this AM.

Oh man I sure wish Rose would hold off another. I sure hope our 2nd is right and not the 1st one. Sure would like to be home when they come with being her 1st litter.

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02/07/2014 04:35.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Well P2 has a date 1 place as of Feb 15, another spot is Feb 24th. Sure praying for a Feb 24th date for Rose's litter.

Any rain?

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02/02/2014 05:17.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Its Friday and we still have ice on the north side if the trees and house.

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01/31/2014 02:10.56 PM Report This Comment  
  All water trough syphons are frozen. What snow we had is now frozen and walking on it can be trickey.

Are yall okay?

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01/29/2014 05:57.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Egg laying
My hens are producing large numbers of eggs and large to jumbo grade. Mid January. This is the best that they have produced in a few years.

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01/28/2014 05:32.14 PM Report This Comment  
  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  
  We've been doing good, you know just the everyday stuff. What about y'all?

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06/18/2013 02:58.40 PM Report This Comment  
  We've been doing good, you know just the everyday stuff. What about y'all?

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06/18/2013 02:58.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey y'all! What have you been up to????

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06/18/2013 01:32.41 PM Report This Comment  
  How are you doing?

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06/18/2013 08:03.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Every hen in the flock is laying including the ducks. I need some new ideas on selling them. My buyer has become questionable. Not steady. Farmers markets are full. I have signs on my car doors. If anyone has any kind of idea please let me know. I sell them for four dollars per dozen. In order to make anything that is what I need to get.

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03/23/2013 05:33.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Dry Cat food
Dry cat food. I have never heard of it. That is a great tip. We do have a very broody hen!

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02/26/2013 04:16.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Love your birds
Your pics are great, I can especially appreciate the upside down one! I too have chickens, but only 5. Our chickens hatched on August 20, 2012, and only 2 are laying(our Buff Orpington and our Easter Egger). I am waiting for our Silver laced Wyandotte, and Australorps to lay. No free range, unless I am with them in the yard, as we have hungry hawks.

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02/25/2013 04:39.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Chickens and Ducks.
Thank you for responding. You have much larger amount of birds then I. I think free ranging will be out.

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02/25/2013 03:17.31 AM Report This Comment  
  I am free ranging my chickens and ducks but I am worried about my gardens this summer do you have trouble?

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02/23/2013 03:47.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Predators
I have been having many problems with predators. Heads, necks and guts gone. One very large laying hen every night. I am really frustrated. No tracks, fence not damaged. Going to try to figure it out tonight. We have set live traps out and nothing is hitting them.

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02/21/2013 05:09.23 PM Report This Comment  
  The girls are beginning to lay a few more eggs. They went into a hiatus with 15 days of rain and no sun. The pekins are really growing. Discovered I have two mallard hems and one drake. The geese, Mary Todd, Abe and Camille are also growing. Looking forward to spring. My meat birds will be ready for butchering in just a couple of weeks. Getting a hog butchered in two weeks and have a deer in the freezer. Not many trips to store will be necessary.

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01/19/2013 04:28.55 AM Report This Comment  
  No on the fresh coop product. I just clean nest boxes frequently. Since the rain and cold they have messing the boxes up badly. Finally put a few lights out there. Will turn on for a few hours every day. Feed is pricey. Been free ranging 100 percent of time but heard a coyote last night.

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12/31/2012 04:36.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Have you all used the stable fresh in the coops from Tractor Supply? Wondering if that stuff works like it says it dose.

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12/25/2012 03:35.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Weather
We are battening down the hatches because of this rain and the thunderstorms coming through today. Chickens, geese, and ducks are not free ranging and the hatch is closed on the coop. Meat birds are in their coop also. Egg production will prob be at their lowest next couple of days. Will be 50 for the high tomorrow. Major temp change. It got up to 80 yesterday. Our colt hopped the three board fence, she is a Houdini. Broke the top panel slap up. Everyone have a great Christmas.

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12/25/2012 04:36.40 AM Report This Comment  
  P2's blue mix hen and the 3 americanas that he had left are the only ones laying. He's attached to those cubalana but they are marching on 4 now and he has only pullets left which have a good excuses why they are not layen. I guess me being hitler and not allowing the light on the coop is our main problem. Got a heat lamp and a 100 watt rough service going in the brooder.

P2 talking about showing some hens. Can't get in touch with Ag agent not a surprise there. Will have to find him a poultry standard book and find the information myself like we done with the pig and cattle.

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12/21/2012 04:43.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Well they will leave Friday so I guess Sunday we will know if a new 4 legger will occupy the the extra lg pet taxi. P2 could show her breed in October provided it is a female. If its a boar will grow him out and let Akeim go. If he's a barrow will have one for the freezer. Hoping they come back with nothing so I want be squashed for pen space.

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12/20/2012 05:35.30 AM Report This Comment  
  I can't keep up with comings and going, this month.

Parents just dropped off a used exlarge dog house..."just encase P2 gets a pig this month.".....WAIT A MINUTE, no litters until mid-March to mid-April!!! Then a day later I get a call that they are going to my sister place in MO who raises show pigs. Now things are adding up around here.

OMG!!!!

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12/19/2012 06:26.57 AM Report This Comment  
  http://www.openherd.com/alpaca-farms/

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12/18/2012 07:24.47 AM Report This Comment  
  http://www.openherd.com/farms/1443/silver-waters-a- lpaca-ranch

Silver Waters Alpaca Ranch's Contact Info

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12/18/2012 07:22.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Check out the Louisiana Market Bulletin they have a section for them. Have a farm off 450 the White House you pass on the left coming to our place.

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12/18/2012 04:35.25 AM Report This Comment  
  I'll keep an eye out for it. Did you get yours?

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12/18/2012 04:33.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Alpaca farmer, ow much would an alpaca cost for use of guarding our place. Please let me know. Thx.

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12/16/2012 03:14.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Homestead, not sure what you are referring to. Is it a flat to store full cartons or what. I get my cartons from eggcartons.com. Let me know. I might be able to utilize it. Have you seen the old retro egg weighing device on eggcartons.com. It is free with 30 dollar order. And I had just ordered cartons.

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12/16/2012 03:08.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Can you use those 2.5 egg carton flats?

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12/16/2012 07:18.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Welcome

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12/16/2012 12:05.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Can't really give you any accurate info on the ducks. There is a lady who is in the Louisiana market bulletin who sells ducks and duck eggs. She is a wealth of real info.
Yes, that is some of Patrick's pullets. He is a great kid. I really do admire both him and his parents. Just good people. Hungarian settlement is located west of Hammond, east of Baton Rouge. Kind of in middle of no where.. The duck lady is in slaughter. I have read that khaki ducks are better for eggs.

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12/15/2012 07:23.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
What a great picture! Where is Hungarian Settlement? We're in NW Louisiana. IS that one of P2's old crew? He's such a great kid!

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12/15/2012 11:28.40 AM Report This Comment  
  I'm thinking about buying some ducks when I place my chicken order this spring, but I'm not sure what kind of care they need and what breed would be best for egg production. Can you give any advice?

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12/15/2012 10:33.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Think it is an owl because of the weight of the ducks. I have three big geese in there. Hot them in hopes of guard qualities but no such luck.

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12/15/2012 07:18.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the community!
So sorry to hear you are having trouble with night prowlers. I've had trouble with my own dogs killing goats and chickens in the past. Until I can figure out how to make their turn out pen totally secure I'm waiting on getting more animals. I'll be looking into the llama's. Sounds like it might be an owl you are having trouble with. Not heard of a hawk doing damage at night.
Good luck.

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12/15/2012 06:13.55 AM Report This Comment  
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