Welcome toย 13-Mile Farm in Kurtistown, Hawai’i.

Mr Lucky

Mr Lucky Greets the Day

We are located onย six rural acres about 12 miles south ofย Hilo, on the east side of the Big Island of Hawai’i. Our farm is mauka the highway and near Plant It Hawai’i, Punachicks Farm, and Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary. We plan for self-sufficiency by growing fruits and vegetables, and raising chickens, goats, and bees.

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Mahalo!!

Recent 13-Mile Farm Facebook Posts

5 days ago

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This a bucket in which I've mixed a combo of layer and grower grit with oyster shell. The layer grit is large, about 1/4 inch pieces of granite, and I find it is too large for some hens, so adding a smaller grit gives them a choice.
I broadcast this mix around, sometimes with 3-grain scratch, for the chickens to pick up as they please. Result: better digestion and better egg development. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”
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This a bucket in which Ive mixed a combo of layer and grower grit with oyster shell. The layer grit is large, about 1/4 inch pieces of granite, and I find it is too large for some hens, so adding a smaller grit gives them a choice.
I broadcast this mix around, sometimes with 3-grain scratch, for the chickens to pick up as they please. Result: better digestion and better egg development. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

1 week ago

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The new kitten, Sunny, is quite the little love bug. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ ... See MoreSee Less

The new kitten, Sunny, is quite the little love bug. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

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That's one happy cute cat. You have a buddy for life.

That little kitty new what it was doing ๐Ÿ™‚

2 weeks ago

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We're suckers for orphans...especially fluffy ones.This evening as I was about to close the chicken coops for the night, there was loud predator-alert noise for the main coop. As I quickly saw, a little kitten was hanging out just outside the coop. She didn't run off when I approached, and in fact, was anxious to be "caught." She literally ran to me and immediately started purring up a storm!
I guess we have a new member of the 13-Mile Farmily here; we're calling her Sunny, and she is very small, skinny, and has damage to her nose and other little wounds on her face. The nose is rubbed raw as if she were caged and was trying hard to get out...well, she did, and is one lucky critter to have survived a few days, I'd guess, in the forest before finding us. She is otherwise healthy looking and very appreciative.
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Were suckers for orphans...especially fluffy ones.

2 weeks ago

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This evening as I was about to close the chicken coops for the night, there was loud predator-alert noise for the main coop. As I quickly saw, a little kitten was hanging out just outside the coop. She didn't run off when I approached, and in fact, was anxious to be "caught." She literally ran to me and immediately started purring up a storm!
I guess we have a new member of the 13-Mile Farmily here; we're calling her Sunny, and she is very small, skinny, and has damage to her nose and other little wounds on her face. The nose is rubbed raw as if she were caged and was trying hard to get out...well, she did, and is one lucky critter to have survived a few days, I'd guess, in the forest before finding us. She is otherwise healthy looking and very appreciative.
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This evening as I was about to close the chicken coops for the night, there was loud predator-alert noise for the main coop. As I quickly saw, a little kitten was hanging out just outside the coop. She didnt run off when I approached, and in fact, was anxious to be caught. She literally ran to me and immediately started purring up a storm!
I guess we have a new member of the 13-Mile Farmily here; were calling her Sunny, and she is very small, skinny, and has damage to her nose and other little wounds on her face. The nose is rubbed raw as if she were caged and was trying hard to get out...well, she did, and is one lucky critter to have survived a few days, Id guess, in the forest before finding us. She is otherwise healthy looking and very appreciative.

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Blessings! A Happy 2018! She is a very special girl! So glad she found you!

Aww, Sunny was meant to be on your farm...so sweet ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sweet girl! Lucky to have found you.

3 weeks ago

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Puffin's favorite time of day is feed time. It makes her pretty happy, as you can see. Chickens gotta look out for themselves!! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a funny kid

4 weeks ago

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This is Mr Lucky, our Ameruacana rooster. He is a favorite of mine and takes good care of his hens. He, and the rest of us at 13-Mile Farm, wish you all a Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sending joy of the season to the animals and the humans.

Mele Kalikimaka

What a beauty

I'm pretty sure I'm in love.

4 weeks ago

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The clubhouse is popular with more than goats. Today it has been appropriated by the barred-rock Plymouths. Seems to be a very important meeting. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

The clubhouse is popular with more than goats. Today it has been appropriated by the barred-rock Plymouths. Seems to be a very important meeting. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๏ธ

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These birds were all raised together and are my main laying flock. That the barreds all decided to visit apart from their hybrid cousins (the red ones) is interesting. I've seen the Ameraucanas also hang with each other. My other big flock is a pure heritage standard breed called Black Australorps. I keep my breeding stock separate from any other chickens here, though I put a few "backup" roosters with the laying flock. I'll be raising and selling Aussies next year in a sustainable hatchery setting for folks here who need homestead flocks.

I was just wondering if the chickens sorted themselves out...wild animals seem to do that but I was curious about farm animals...I love all your chickens!๐Ÿ’•

ALoha everybody

Just curious...do the chicken segregate themselves or do you keep them segregated for breeding, egg size, etc.

1 month ago

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A little ๐Ÿ in the chicken coop says, Merry Christmas, everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

A little ๐Ÿ in the chicken coop says, Merry Christmas, everyone!

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That ain't a simulacrum, that's the real McCoy !!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜

What a cutie!

Hilarious

1 month ago

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The Aussies have been cooped up during the rains but now have a mowed pasture to scratch at again. They're happy about it! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ” ... See MoreSee Less

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So beautiful.