Brixton City Farm

Animal farming in Brixton

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Louise Norwood is now a member of Brixton City Farm
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Brixton City Farm - MISSION STATEMENT

Many people who live in Brixton want to farm animals, but do not have the space to run a small farm. Many people in Brixton want to visit a local city farm to learn about the food they eat and farming practice.

We don’t have a large site, so we are setting up a dispersed farm. We keep small numbers of farm animals in our gardens and come together twice a year to become the Brixton City Farm.

By combining our gardens we have the space we need. By pooling our time and resources we are supporting each other. We are not experts; we are learning together and it’s great fun. We need help and you can join us today!

We aim to:
• Farm livestock using our homes and gardens, e.g. for eggs, milk, meat, honey, and wool
• Bring animals together regularly to become a big farm
• Establish, in time, a more conventional city farm in Brixton
• Promote the idea of dispersed farms in other areas

To do this, we will:
• Meet as a big farm at Easter and at harvest time, e.g. at fairs and shows in parks or on common land
• Prioritise members with very small gardens or balconies and low budgets
• Focus on getting new members started
• Keep accounts and be driven by business plans
• Identify suitable breeds and keep breeding stock, e.g. poultry, rabbits, pigs, goats, bees, snails
• Share books and equipment
• Buy bulk feed and bedding, etc
• Market surplus produce
• Feed each other’s animals during holidays
• Make decisions at monthly meetings

Our collective is funded by
• A membership fee - for 2014/15 this is £20
• Hire of equipment, e.g. incubator and brooder
• Sale of produce and equipment
• Funds raised, e.g. at annual meal and barn dance

Blog Posts

Clucking Hen did it!

The Hen managed to hatch two chicks, unfortunately the first "hatcher" died strangely in the night, but one lives on growing rapidly.. still unsure of its sex, fingers crossed its a girl!

Posted by Liam Cohen on September 22, 2013 at 14:33

Clucking Hen- nearly one week on and she is still sitting!

Hi. Second entry to The Virgin Chicken blog,

She is still sitting! I'm very impressed. Unfortunately I'm not sure how warm the eggs have been kept the whole time. After a successful couple of days, I checked on her one morning and she had moved the clutch over a bit in the coup, not quite bringing two of the eggs in underneath her. The two eggs were cold to touch after having been warm the previous day....will the incubation process have been stopped because the chilled over a…

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Posted by Liam Cohen on July 28, 2013 at 12:48

Virgin hybrid chicken sitting on fertile eggs

Hello! Welcome to day one of BCF's natural incubation blog- my little summer experiment which so far has gone like this..

Step one- purchased eggs online, check!. Eggs take an age to arrive and when they do eventually, they end up in the local depot! with a card stuck under my neighbour's door.. so I can only guess when they where laid and then when dispatched...(It important to know this info) Step Two- "the box" says eggs must be placed under bird or incubator within seven…

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Posted by Liam Cohen on July 22, 2013 at 21:00

Quail eggs

Plently of quail eggs- need ideas of what to do with them, anybody have any recipes they recommend?

cheers

Liam

Posted by Liam Cohen on May 18, 2013 at 18:30

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Hello All! 1 Reply

How's everybody coping with the cold? has anybody made the brave decision to move their stock indoors?Continue

Started by Jonathan Cuffe. Last reply by Liam Cohen Feb 4, 2013.

Introducing another chicken

I need to move a chicken in with 2 established chickens, what would be the best way?Continue

Started by Jaki Glen Jan 7, 2012.

Help us re-home the Ducks!!!

Unfortunately we have Four lovely runner Ducks in need of a new home...can anyone help?They can come with a coop and run, if necessary. They are great fun to watch, being very inquisitive and running…Continue

Started by Liam Cohen Oct 10, 2011.

Egg Bound ? 3 Replies

Sally, one of my chickens is looking sick. I think she may be egg bound.  I tried soaking her vent in warm water for a while. she did n't seem to  mind and just sat in the water. Her vent looks mucky…Continue

Started by Jaki Glen. Last reply by Adrian Worrall Aug 26, 2011.

 
 
 

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