New in FL

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by casey, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. casey

    casey New Member

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    Started about 2 years ago with some backyard hens and now on shared property with a partner are pasture raising around 100 Delawares, Marans, Orpingtons and Plymouth Rocks for meat and eggs. We're feeding Countryside organic feed but are trying to move to an increased foraging situation. Any suggestions are welcome. Preparing an area in oak canopy for planting berries, cowpeas and sunflowers. Thinking about black soldier flies and compost piles.
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    Hi and welcome to the group, sounds like you've got your hands full.
     

  3. Sundancers

    Sundancers New Member

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    Hello & Welcome!

    Come on in!
     
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Welcome! Got any photos your coop?
     
  5. casey

    casey New Member

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    Here's a variety.
     

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  6. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Read the book Omnivores dilemma. In it is a chapter on a chicken wagon that this beautiful farm moves every 3 days. The chickens follow the cows around from pasture to pasture. Cots really quite beautiful. I'd like to do that someday. Welcome!
     
  7. casey

    casey New Member

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    Thanks! I'll read it. I've read all Salatin's books so I didn't know if I would glean anything new from OD. I'll be sure too now. That's the kind of thing I have in mind!
     
  8. ricepaddydaddy

    ricepaddydaddy New Member

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    Welcome from North Florida
     
  9. casey

    casey New Member

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    I'm in Jacksonville. Where are you rice paddy?
     
  10. Fl_Silkie_mommie

    Fl_Silkie_mommie Junior Member

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    Hi Casey.. I'm from Jacksonville too... I got some silkies and some mixed up looking seramas/game bantams(don't know for sure which, yet).
     
  11. ItsieBitsieFarm

    ItsieBitsieFarm Professional Egg Stacker :)

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    Welcome casey

    Welcome to the "Chicken Forum!" :)