David's Folly Farm Hours and Information

Welcome to the farm!

David's Folly Farm is located at 1390 Coastal Rd. in Brooksville, Maine.

Our farm stand in the barn will be opening for the 2011 season on Friday, July 1st! We will be open Wednesday and Friday afternoons this year from 1 pm - 5 pm.

Off the farm we do the following markets:

Brooksville Farmer's Market at Buck's Harbor on Tuesdays from 9:30 am - 12 pm.

Friday Morning Market in Blue Hill at the First Congregational Church on Fridays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

We're also participating in Farm Drop this year at the Blue Hill Wine Shop on Thursdays. Check out farmdrop.org for more information.

We are happy to fill custom wholesale orders for parties and weddings as well, including vegetables and flower arrangements.

We can be reached at 207.326.4445 or davidsfollyfarmstead@gmail.com


June 11, 2011

Chicks!

 

Well, not anymore, but when we took these pictures they were chicks! As usual, a little behind here with the posting and the broilers are now 4 1/2 weeks old, but wanted to talk a bit about the brooder we built. The base is a simple 4 X 8 frame made with 2 bys.


I covered the frame with hardware cloth and some strapping around the edges to hold it down.


The hardware cloth allows for the finest particles of shavings to fall through so they don't bother the chicks in the first few days.


Some left over scraps of 2 bys fit the bill for some corner braces. These pieces are 3 feet tall but I later cut them to 2 feet as I realized 3 feet was excessively tall. I snipped the hardware cloth and fit these into the corners.


Tada! So I stopped taking pictures but after some center bracing at 4 feet i screwed some scrap wood onto the bottom and filled the rest of the walls with ploy board. This made it lighter so we can move the box around if need be and also allowed for sunlight to come in for some additional and natural heat. The roof is just hardware cloth that we can roll up and back on.


We set the brooder up with two 250-watt heat lamps for 50 birds, and laid paper towels on top of the shavings for the first 24 hours. The chicks seemed right at home.    

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