I have a long term goal of turning this hobby farm into a poultry farm business. I never imagined in a thousand years that this would become a business I would ever be interested in, but crazier things have happened.
I would love to run a fully organic farm, but there are so many rules and stipulations that I honestly don’t have the time and money to do at the moment. However, just like I have been doing with my current chickens, I will feed only USDA organic feed and all the poultry will be pastured/free range. Continue reading
Now that I have gotten my feet wet in chicken raising, I decided it’s time I up my game. The coop we built can hold up to 40 chickens, and I plan on reaching close to that number. I want to add white, blue, green and very dark brown eggs to my mix, so here are the new chicks I ordered from Meyer Hatchery!!.
Exchequer Leghorns – Ordered 6 of these. They are excellent producers and should give me almost one egg a day.
Our new niece, Alaina, visited the farm for the first time and had her newborn pictures taken. April from April Powell Photography did an amazing job! The next day we had strong storms in the afternoon, and then around 6p until 8:30p we had the hardest rain I have ever seen for a long period of time. This resulted in the road our house was on to be shut down, due to flash flooding. We had so much rain and no place for it to go, that our side yard was completely under water. So much water, that we had to rescue the chickens out of their coop and they got to spend the night in our unfinished bathroom in the mudroom. Thankfully when we woke up the next morning almost all the water was gone, and just a few low spots remained.
Projects we worked on this week after the big storm were: installing new mailbox, cleaning out chicken coop and laying new bedding, replanting flowers in front area of house, and mowing 8 acres. We ended the weekend celebrating father’s day, and Ryan volunteering at our church’s festival as a blackjack dealer. It has been one loooonnnng week!