Hanging Mountian Farms LLC

  (White, Georgia)
We raise pastured chickens for eggs.
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Cold Cold Cold

The cold this week in North Georgia is unusual in our recent experience. However, I am a life long Georgian and I have seen this before. I grew up in Kennesaw in an old farm house and remember weeks of sub freezing tempretures in the 60's and weeks without power in the 80's due to one of the famous Georgia ice storms. This week we had many days below freezing and all the nights were below 20 F. I had to bring the chicken water in each night and I was only able to fill the Dexter water trough once. I hope to be able to fill again today.

 Resolution: Plan to grow more heirloom vegges and more natural products. I want some turkeys andd guineas as well. I am also going to blog more on the naturally grown life.

Ted

 

 
 

Chick Survives the night

                           

                                   Chick Survives the Night

We moved the new chicks yesterday and they seemed to do fine. This morning when I fed and watered critters, one of the New Hampshire chicks was out with the big rooster, Big Boy. Thats Big Boy with me on the front page of our site. Amazingly, he didn't kill the chick and it was alright even though it was cool in northwest Georgia last night. They are 4 weeks old and fully feathered out. I would post a pic but cannot figure out how to do that yet.

 

TED

 
 

Moving Day

                                        Moving Day

Today we are going to have to move the new chicks, Delaware and New Hampshires, to new quarters. They are now 4 weeks old and ready to move from the brooder to the small house. While we are cleaning it out and getting it ready we will let the old ones, Delawares and others out. We will watch them and try to keep the predators at bay. They should be laying by September abd I also paln to eat a few of the New Hampshires. Today is another pretty day.

 

Ted

 
 

Coyote Attack

                         Sad News

I have very sad news for the reader and purchaser of our products. Today in broad daylight something or somethings came into our pasture and killed several chickens. We lost at least 5 of our hens. i found one critter with a hen 1/2 mile away crossing the road in front of our house. Our remaining hens we scattered into the woods and one may still be out. Carlene got them back in the pen. The scavengers are here already to get the dead hens. I am guessing this was from a coyote but do not know for sure. This occured in the middle of the day.

 

Ted

 
 

New Chicks

Well I got the flooding situation corrected with a well placed ditch filled with gravel. Last week the hatchery sent 53 new chicks. Half of these are Delaware and half are New Hampshires. I guess we will try to eat some of them. Tonight will be cold and we are breaking out the heaters and heat lamps. I hope to have them raised and laying by the fall and therefore have more egg production. We had a coyote attack 2 weeks ago and I lost one of my grown hens. This time of year the pups come in and the coyotes ar every aggressive!I have broccoli, lettuce, arugla, and onions planted as well. Looking forward to spring and the summer to come.

 

JTP

 
 

Warm up and flood proofing

       The last week of January and first week of Febuary at Hanging Mountain was productive and rough. My son finally got all the old chicken stuff out of the flooded house and on the pasture. He dug a ditch around the chicken house and I believe, hope, and pray that this manuever takes care of the problem. That may be his last major project on the farm as he has officially joined the ranks of the employed! We are very proud of him.

          Last week the girl's water stayed frozen all week and Carlene and I had keep taking heated water down to the birds. Now  with the warm up things are better and they are laying like crazy.

          I am order maore chicks this week for delivery on ar about April 1. They will be Delawares. That is eggsciting!

 

Ted

 
 
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