chickens

                        There are around 200 chickens on the farm at this time. We sell both live birds and eggs.  We are currently breeding our own stock from multiple chicken varieties.

 

 
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basic care rules/tips

Basic-care-feed: The chickens need a variety of things in their diets. We make sure they have access to fresh greens and feed them Dumor chicken feed. The chickens have many different types of feeders. The most effective is the five gallon bucket with holes in it sitting in a pan. We also use five gallon bucket drinkers with little cups attached to them. 

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products for sale

Eggs -$4

Live birds - $3 to $30

Meat -$12 to $20

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love/hate

I love basically everything about chickens.

I hate cleaning super stinky chicken pens.


pig

We have one pig at the farm.  Her name is Wilbur.  She is a Yorkshire pig and is two years old. Our goal is to keep her as a pet.

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basic care rule/tips

Each day Wilbur usually gets fed 2.5-5 lbs. of sweet feed, about 3-6 loafs of bread (when available from a local pantry), and any slop that people bring. She drinks around 15-20 gallons of water per day.  We recently fixed the roof in Wilbur's pen because when it rained it would go in her pen and she had no dry space.  It is now angled away from her pen so water flows our. She is currently living behind the barn near the lean to.

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love/hate

What I love about Wilbur is she is a good listener. She usually obeys the commands: stop,

no, and wait.  She is learning "calm down" and "backup." 


 

rabbits

We currently have 25 rabbits and they are all mixed breeds. The purpose of these rabbits is to sell them as pets.

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basic care rules/tips

Each day every rabbit receives approximately 2 cups of "Producer's Pride" rabbit feed and plenty of hay or fresh greens. The rabbits are all currently living in the back of the barn. There is a communal pen of males, a communal pen of females, and several in their own cages.

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love/hate

What I like about the rabbits is that they are fun and I like learning more about them.  I do not particularly enjoy cleaning their pens.

products for sale

Right now I am selling rabbits as pets for $15. 


goats

There are 10 goats at Distelrath Farms.  Our herd is a mixture of Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf. The purpose of our herd is to breed, raise, and sell live goats and eventually sell goat milk.

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basic care rules/tip

We give the goats fresh water and a large pasture inside the electric fence.  We made a portable shelter out of a sheet of steel and wood pallets on wheels. We also use plastic igloos as shelters.   

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love/hate

I love that the goats are funny and have great personalities.  I do not like it when they escape and I don't like to smell of the bucks.

 

 

 

products for sale

We have two goats for sale:

A black and white spotted Nigerian Dwarf buck named "Jellybean" priced at $250

A female goat named Remy who continues to recover from harsh days at her previous home.  She is great but needs lots of love and attention.  $150.