Macopin Farm’s annual RED SEX LINK pullet sale fundraiser is coming up this month.

This year I need you to pay in advance to reserve your red sex link pullets ($15/each) with FULL BEAKS. This is an annual fundraiser for the farm. They will be just about ready to lay eggs and are excellent layers and very sweet birds. Contact me for more info but they should be ready starting on or about the afternoon of Saturday April 22nd subject to change so contact me first.  Contact me to make your pick up appointment please.  Here is a picture of last year’s birds’ at 19 weeks old.  If you need a rooster we have them too but these are all girls.

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Parents of DDD/Supports Individuals! Farm Prevocational Training with Transportation at Macopin Farm for Developmentally Disabled!

Support Coordinators and parents: do you need Prevocational Training with Transportation for your people in DDD/SUPPORTS? If so Macopin Farm could be just the place you are looking for to enrich their lives! We can cater a program just for your person or small group! http://www.macopinfarm.com/ See below some pictures of what you are missing!Pol.tx

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Chicks from Pete’s at 5 weeks

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Support Coordinators do you need Prevocational Training with Transportation?

Support Coordinators do you need Prevocational Training with Transportation for your people in DDD/SUPPORTS? If so Macopin Farm  could be just the place you are looking for! We can cater a program just for your person or small group! http://www.macopinfarm.com/Cowboy

Fall Show results SCPFA 10/15/16

 

Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Fall Show October 15, 2016

Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ ~ Total # of birds in show: 641

Tip: Click on a picture & then when it appears click on it again it will enlarge for you.

Macopin Farm entered 10 birds.  Results are as follows:

BANTAM BREEDS

Class: SCCL (Single Comb Clean Legged) ~ Breed: Dutch, Variety: Black

“Dutchess 100” got Best of Breed, Best of Variety & 1st

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sirdukejr-rb-1-txt“Sir Duke Jr.” got Reserve of Breed, Reserve of Variety & 1st

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Class: FL (Feather Legged) ~ Breed: Bearded Silkies

Blue  hen “Lobelia” got 2nd, Blue hen WC (Purp Brac) 3rd

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Black hen “Blessing” got 3rd, Black hen “3” got 4th  & Splash hen (NC) got 3rd

STANDARD BREEDS ~  Class: AOSB (All other standard breeds)

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“Prince” Black Araucana Cock: Best of Breed, Best of Variety & 1st

“Harrison” AOV Araucana Cock: Reserve of Breed, Best of Variety & 1st

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“Waitress” Gold Phoenix Hen: Best of Variety & 1st. 

Expert Peter Brown the Chicken Doctor was there he is the man you want to answer all your poultry questions.

Something new this year they had a “Chicken pooping bingo contest”chicken-pooping-contest

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Today at Macopin Farm a Prevocational Training Provider DDD/Supports

Accepting enrollees.  See what you are missing!

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DDD/Supports at Macopin Farm for individual or small groups mini summer camp like!

Macopin Farm’s Prevocational Training for DDD/Supports adults is great for the individual or small group to come interact with the animals & great for the soul! Tell the Support Coordinators to spread the word to their developmentally disabled clients that love animals!  Learn about composting, learn about wool, chickens, alpaca, horses, goats, rabbits, peacocks & peahens, different breeds and types of chickens, learn about gardens, woodland management, stewardship forest, raspberries, the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, the possibilities are endless.

 

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Macopin Farm SEEKS Developmentally Disabled HS Grads & Adults to enroll in Prevocational Training.

Today at Macopin Farm!  See what you’re missing.

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Macopin Farm is an APPROVED PROVIDER  through DDD/Molina & is serving adults with developmental disabilities who are in the “Supports Program” under Prevocational Training so they can interact with the farm animals which can be very therapeutic and highly rewarding.  Then the person’s budget can pay for their time here through DDD/Supports OR another option is “Private Pay”.  For info on Macopin Farm call 973 697 3578.   The first step is to contact me with the person’s name and I can have Jennifer Joyce see if they qualify through DDD or you can contact her yourself her contact information is listed below.

We are open to flexible schedules here so depending on how far away you live we can design a program that suits you.  If you live far away you may only want to come once or twice a month for a certain amount of hours that works for you & makes it worth the trip.  That is why I have it open to the entire state of NJ.  There are so many different options to explore and things to learn here like about baby chicks, how to show a chicken, working with sheep fleeces, cleaning the chicken coop & converting it into cash by selling gardener’s black gold.  This list goes on and on.

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MACOPIN FARM is now a PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING DDD/Molina Provider for NJ residents enrolled in the Supports Program!  DDD is the Division of Developmentally Disabled and all adults 21 or over enrolled in the Supports Program are eligible to sign up for some “one on one” aka INDIVIDUAL interaction with the farm animals based on their abilities and will cater their times to the individual needs of the applicants.

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This is a great way to get some hands on farm experience and valuable memories to treasure.  It is also great therapy and good for the soul while building self confidence and bonding with some animals too.  Contact me for more.  Look forward to hearing from you so spread the word!

Below is our sheep Bean aka “The Happy Leaper” as seen on You Tube getting her wool shorn off for the summer.

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Macopin Farm in DDD Provider Directory Supports NJ! Finally! Developmentally Disabled Person Services!

Finally we are in the directory but keep in mind hours are flexible and if you need hours or days not listed I can work with you on that so contact me to arrange.  The directory link is listed below.

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Great for those ready to graduate High School, open to all of NJ!

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Sign up and enjoy interacting with our many animals!

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NJ High School Child Study Teams & Guidance Departments please take note!  Here is the link.

https://irecord.dhs.state.nj.us/SSRSReportViewer?reportName=AgencyInfo&reportParams=%7B%22Provider_Location_Id%22%3A%22DDD000001717%22%7D&nocache=Wed+Jun+01+2016+17%3A17%3A14+GMT-0400+%28Eastern+Standard+Time%29

SHOW RESULTS, Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Spring Show May 14, 2016

Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Spring Show May 14, 2016

Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ

Total # of birds in show: 753

Macopin Farm entered 22 birds.  Below are some pictures.

Results are as follows:

BANTAM BREEDS

Bearded Silkies

Black hen “Blessing” got 1st & Reserve of Variety  

Black hen “48” got 2nd

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Black cockerels one got 1st, the other 2nd

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Black pullet one got Best of Variety & 1st the other got 2nd

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Splash hens one got 3rd & the other got 4th

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Blue rooster “Boy Blue” got 1st

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Blue hens one got Best of Variety & 1st, Dizzy got 2nd & the other got 3rd

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Blue pullet got 1st

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Blue cockerel got 1st

Black Dutch

“Sir Duke Jr.” got Best of Variety & 1st

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“The Dutchess” got Reserve of Variety & 1st

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STANDARD BREEDS

Black Araucana Cockerel “Prince” got Best of Breed & 1st

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Bearded Golden Laced Polish Pullet got Best of Variety & 1st

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Barred Plymouth Rock Pullet did not receive a grade (she is behind the Marans in the picture right under this green writing) since the judge wrote “bantam” though when I asked others who raise bantam barred rocks they said she was big for a bantam but she is not full grown yet since she is only 8 months old.

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Black Copper Marans hen got Best of Breed, Best of Variety & 1st!

Silver Phoenix hen “Miss Pretty” got 2nd

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Silver Spangled Hamburg hen got Best of Breed & 1st

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SCPFA Spring Show coming up this Saturday!

The Sussex County Poultry Fanciers Spring show is coming up this Saturday May 14th and is FREE to the public so come enjoy the show!  This will be at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.