26 May 2011

History Page Update on Wedge Oak Website

We have updated our History page on the website. If you are interested please click HERE!

25 May 2011

Chickens for Sale (Laying Hens and Roosters)

Hatched on February 15, 2011 these chicks have received daily rations of chick starter till they were 8 weeks old—at that time, they were moved to pullet grower feed that gets them ready for the job they will start in the end of June or first of July, EGG LAYING!

All have been raised with care and concern for their health and happiness. We hope to find homes that will treat them the same. Hens start to lay eggs at 18-22 weeks of age. These pullets will begin to lay eggs the last week of June or first of July.

Available breeds:

  • Ancona—Lays white egg, bright and snappy with black and white patches
  • Brown Leghorns—Lays white eggs, spirited birds, rarely broody
  • Turken/Naked Neck—Lays large brown egg, good temperament
  • Araucanas—Lays blue, green, pink, yellow eggs
  • Little Black Giants—Lays dark brown eggs, docile and easy to work with
  • Welsummer—Lays brown egg, good forager, hardy in the cold
  • New Hampshire Reds—Lay brown eggs, large plump carcass, chestnut red with black tail

$10.00 per pullet. Roosters available also: $5.00 per rooster (Araucana, Acona, Brown Leghorn)

Contact: wedgeoak@gmail.com  or call 615-443-0836

19 May 2011

Guest made friends with Roo

Guinea Guest has followed Roo(ster) all day!

Unexpected Guest at Ye Old Hen House

3 weeks ago 2 dogs killed 7 guineas and at least 6 hens for sport.  Leaving one lone guinea to range with the laying flock. This morning we have a surprise guest at the Old Hen House...one lone guinea + one guest guinea brings it up to 2 guineas!

10 May 2011

Wedge Oak Farming for a Day

Wedge Oak Farm was extremely fortunate to host some great people yesterday, and wanted to salute them and all the good help they provided.

Left to Right: Claire, Becky, Nick, Aric & John

Aric of Texas - Becky of New York - John of Tennessee
(and Brian of the Wedge far right!)

Claire (of Dozen) and Anne (Anne of the Wedge) loaded up some freshly laid chicken eggs for delicious desserts baked by Dozen - A Nashville Sweet Shop. Check Dozen out at The Nashville Farmers Market and the Franklin Farmers Market too.

Becky and Nick run their own farm in New York - to check them out click here.


09 May 2011

Weekend at the Wedge

Just a few pics, as there was time to snap them, from this weekends wanderings around the farm. 

05 May 2011

8 day Old Chick-lets

The chicks got a Bell Waterer today. It is gravity fed from a five
gallon bucket. Simple really. As the chicks drink the water in the rim
of the bell, it becomes lighter. As it lightens, the bell rises off a
weighted base and allows water to flow out into the bell and as it
gets heavy it shuts off the flow. Ingenious!