Who knew we would love Poultry so much?
Our main focus when we began was our produce but as we started to add chickens and turkeys, we found that we really liked them. Our laying hens are a constant source of amusement.
The meat chicken on the other hand are a little harder to warm up to. Perhaps that is a good thing.
Our Rhode Isand Red, Buff Orpington, and Ameracana (Easter Egg Chickens) laying hens aged out of egg laying and had to be retired. We have some new chicks in the hen house that will be laying in a few months. They are Plymouth Rocks and White Rocks. They are fed all natural feed and will be free ranging soon on the farm. ________________________________________
Some of the characters from our former flock
(don't know if we will be naming any of the new chicks-it's hard to part with them)
General Lee-The General is camera shy so it's a little blurry!
Little Red Hen
The two sisters
A Hen Party
We will not be raising ducks or turkeys this year but here are some pictures of our former flocks.
Our Pekin Ducks-all grown up
Our Turkeys at three weeks
The turkeys are also fed all natural feed and graze on pasture from their portable turkey tractor. The tractor allows them to be moved to fresh pasture daily while being protected from the predators on the property.
Our turkeys at five weeks-look closely and you can see the one on the top right strutting his stuff!
The turkeys are growing like crazy!
Our Barred Rock Meat Chickens
At home in their chicken tractor-they have fresh pasture every day.