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Farm Name: Moon Creek Farm

Year Farm Established: 2003

Location: Chouteau, OK

Years I’ve been farming: 10 years

Animals I raise: Horses, Chickens

Crops I grow: N/A

Hobbies I enjoy: Motorcycles, horses, chickens, gardening, and many other things

Club/Associations memberships: American Veterans MC

Previously AQHA, APHA


The proudest moment on my farm: When I put my first batch of chicks in their coop last night 28Apr2013 and they were all still alive the next morning.

Pets: 11 RIRs, 4 Ginnys 4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 horses, 2 kids & a wife in a pear tree. LOL



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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  
  Farm life
Well it seems as though farm life is suiting me pretty good. The horses are still healthy dispute the fact we have not got squat for rain in a couple months. As for my birds, I have up sized greatly. I am now at 11 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Guineas, 2 Dominickers, 1 Buff Brahma (lost one to a cat), & 2 Buff/Dom crosses, 2 RIR Roosters. I am thinking about getting another dozen Reds.
You heard of Farmer John, well meet Farmer Doug. lol

Come visit me, Moon Creek Farm.

07/19/2013 02:14.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Chickens
Well I have had my birds for some time now & they are all healthy & happy. I am now working on another part of the old barn so I can have a bigger coop for them. The new coop is 22' long & about 5' deep. I picked up a roll of chicken wire, 4' tall & 150' long for their run. Next is to convert ally milk crates & such into hen boxes. Did a lot today in the nice low 90's temp. So I give myself a pat on the back.

Come visit me, Moon Creek Farm.

06/21/2013 02:16.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
Your photo is beautiful!

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06/03/2013 05:15.42 AM Report This Comment  
  First off, thank you all for your comments.
So the past week has been quite entertaining here. As I said earlier, I had put the chicks outside. Well guess what. 4 days later I had to bring them back in cause we got a nasty little cold front dropping the temps down to the 30s at night and only into the 40s during the day. But today I was able to put them back outside, and possibly be able to keep them out there from now on.
We also made an addition to our bird portion of our little farm. On Wednesday (01May) we bought 4 Guineas. They have doubled in size since we bought them. And about Friday (10May) we will be receiving 4 more Bantom crosses. This little batch of birds has been unsexed, so there is no telling what I will end up with. Hopefully it is not all roosters. lol
We are now making plans on getting/buying a small donkey or Sicilian Burrow, and a couple of miniature cows. 1 definitely will be a heifer, the other will be a bull or steer. Not sure which we really want yet. We have thought about buying a bull so we can breed & then sell the calves. Also, we are looking at getting a kid or a couple of kids. Definitely a female, but maybe even a billy. Again, these will be minis due to the lack of acreage we have.
I will continue to keep my blog updated as often as I can remember to do it. And again I welcome ALL feedback.

Come visit me, Moon Creek Farm.

05/06/2013 01:56.20 PM Report This Comment  
  What are currently working on?

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05/05/2013 07:52.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello!
Give us an up date in a week or two on your chicks! Welcome to Hobby Farms!

Come visit me, K&B Ranch.

05/05/2013 02:12.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Welcome to HF, and great job with the chickens!

Come visit me, The King's Table.

04/30/2013 11:02.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, Awesome pic. Very pretty horse. Have a great farming day.

Come visit me, A&E FARMS.

04/30/2013 07:01.51 AM Report This Comment  
  welcome
welcome to hobby farms,
enjoyed the story. i also know what you mean. i remember how nervous i was to see if my chickens made it. now i am up to 51 chickens and still going strong

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04/30/2013 06:11.40 AM Report This Comment  
  First Chicks
So I got my very first batch of Rhode Island Red pullets (12) from a local feed store back in the middle of April 2013. I kept them under a heat lamp in a big blue tub that we had gotten at Wal-Mart to store Christmas decor in. Well, through all this time and the ups & downs in weather, I had only managed to lose 1 (because a cat got a hold of one & broke its neck). I had taken the birds out a few times to let them roam in the yard and peck some bugs, but for the most part they stayed down in my mud room. Well, 11 birds in a large storage tub gets to a bit of a HASSLE to say the least. I was changing their shavings every day, feeding them twice per day, and cleaning out or changing their water 3 or 4 times a day. And the "aroma" they were producing was starting to filter into the house. SO, Yesterday 28APR2013, I decided it was time to finish getting their coop ready and put them outside. I got the coop finished with the help of my wife & we carried the tub outside & and laid it on its side so they could wander out of the tub & into the coop, and eventually out into their run. At about 6 pm I went out & round up my girls & closed them into their coop. Needless to say I had a few concerns about them making it through the night. They are only about 7 weeks old, but I was told they would be good. Besides, I got about 6 more Bantams coming in a couple weeks. So I got up at 6 am like I usually do, got me some coffee, smoked a few smokes, and when the wife got up @ 7 am, we talked about when to let the birds out. I said that I would wait til about 8:30, and the temp should be @ 65°. Sure enough, it was 65° at 8:45 am. So I went to go check on them & let them out. Lo & behold all 11 were still kicking. Talk about HAPPY. I was happy, happy, happy, Jack. I checked their water & it was still half full (I think my jug is a 1 gal jug). They had about 1/2 a small feeder tray of food, so I went ahead & topped it off. Then I went around back & tossed a few handfuls of crumbles on the ground for them.
So at the risk of breaking my arm, I patted myself on the back for a job well done thus far.

I appreciate all feedback. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Come visit me, Moon Creek Farm.

04/29/2013 10:58.23 AM Report This Comment  

 



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