Author Archives: Aquaponic Family

The End

Hello All, Due to health issues, we have dismantled our aquaponic system and will no longer be able to update our blog.  We’ll leave it here for a while, just in case someone may be interested in this topic.  Thank … Continue reading

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More Chicks!

After our experience with “straight run” chicks, we decided to buy some replacements from a local farm that raises chickens.  The lady at Circle B Farm in Buchanan, Georgia, said she has a 90% success rate when she sexes chicks. … Continue reading

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Uninvited Guest

While I was watching the chickens last week, an uninvited guest arrived to see what was going on.  At first, I saw it out of the corner of my eye, but when it saw me it quickly went under the … Continue reading

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Our Very First Egg!

We placed an ad on Craigslist and sold two of our white Silkie cockerels for $10 each, and then we traded one white Silkie cockerel for two 3-month-old, black Silkie-Cochin pullets.  The nice lady who traded with us also gave … Continue reading

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Veggie Update

It’s been HOT around here…up to 109º F one day…and above 100º many days.  Many of our aquaponic plants have taken a beating, so we’ll need to focus on replacing them with heat-tolerant plants for a while. On the brighter … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat Fresh Chicken!

***Warning!  This post contains some graphic language…not vulgarity…just some detailed information about preparing a rooster (actually, a cockerel) for dinner.  As requested by one of our wonderful readers, there are no photos in this post. We have some sad, yet tasty … Continue reading

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Roosters or Hens?

A week or so ago our stone sidewalk was messed up when the stump removal company returned to finish grinding up the crape myrtle roots by our house, so I haven’t been able to get down to the chickens since … Continue reading

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