Each year we order the Cornish Rock X for meat birds. They have excellent flavor and size. They grow at an amazing rate. Genetically they are made for consumption. If not butchered they will die before they are 6 months old. We use a wooden brooder to keep them warm when they first arrive. This is great for keeping out drafts which will kill birds. However, it doesn't take but a few short weeks and they outgrow their space.
The have fresh air and the wire mesh provides safety from predators.
They are moved to the floor with plenty of room to roam.
The boys are still getting their adult feathers in. At this time they are a bit naked in spots.
The boys enjoy having a little music to rock out to. We enjoy music and so do they. It seems to make them happy. Music makes me happy, so why not the animals? I know our turkeys love music too. Go ahead boys, rock on.
This is the story of two best friends who lived in seperate towns, managed two seperate homes with all of the bills, taxes, and house payments of each. We thought that it was silly to continue paying such high bills. We decided to look for an old farm where we each could follow our dreams. We looked for a house big enough that would allow each of us to have our seperate space, enough farm land to be able to have sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and any other animals that caught our fancy. We needed a barn big enough to house animals and hay. Both of us love the seasons in New England and wanted to remain in the northeast. Both of us were ICU nurses and are under no delusion that we can pay our bills with farming alone. We needed to be located near a large hospital for employment. We work full time as nurses and full time as farmers. That was a lot of needs/wants to guide our search. We combed through magazines, for sale guides, and the internet. We found a place northwest of Bangor Maine that fit these needs. It was a fixer upper in the mildest of terms. This is our story, how we arrived, refinished a 160 year old farm house and are making our dreams come true. We hit bumps in the road at every turn and try to keep a positive attitude. After three years we have come to a change that can't be overlooked. After much thought Alex has decided to pursue her dream elsewhere. Now the farm rests with Ted and I. We will work together to make our dream an actuality. Please follow along with us and welcome to Mainely Ewes Farm.