Hi, Mike here from Kalamunda. I have a small mixed flock at home including Hy Lines, Light Sussex, Gold Laced Wyandottes and a few crosses, which keep us in eggs and help out with our vegie garden and small orchard area.
I am an educator at a farm school (160 acres in the foothills) where we raise Hy Lines from day olds (Altona stock) as part of the program and sell them off just after POL when the next batch come through. All up three coups with outside runs within an olive grove which allows us to bring in day olds once a term and grow them out over two terms before selling them.
We are currently setting up to try some heritage breeds and I have a small flock of Gold laced Wyandottes (5 weeks old) that are going to start us off. These are going to be housed in a chicken trailer which means we can freerange them anywhere on the property. As I manage the workshop teaching farm related skills we are busy building the trailer. A great project that the students are enjoying, this is where it is at currently.
Welcome to the forum. That is a very nice looking coop. I really like the idea of it's mobility. Quite a few free range farms use the same concept. I have seen one that is a converted caravan.
We live very close to the Landsdale Farm School which is opened to the public. The kids love visiting animals, etc. Is your school opened to the public as well? It's a good way of getting people back to growing their own food or learning where food comes from.
No we are not open to the public but some schools and community groups do use it for meetings and excursions. Landsale is a very different concept for a dept school and I think it may even turn a profit from the cafe and number of people it gets through.
I don't know about turning a profit but it is very popular with parents and young kids. The café makes very nice food too. It's a good way of raising some much needed funds for the school. The respite centre at the school provides a fantastic service for parents who really need the help. My neighbour uses it quite a bit with their son who is autistic. He enjoys going there and learning a few skills along the way.
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