Acre 22 Poultry

Acre 22 is dedicated to promoting and preserving backyard poultry. Free ranged and hand-raised for your enjoyment.
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Welcome! to Acre 22

My name is Mitzi Young, I am a graduate of a Recreation and Leisure program. I work as an Adjuvant at a Peterborough nursing home where I provide various therapeutic programs such as yes, a chicken coop and hatching eggs.
I am the first person in history to erect a coop on a long term care homes property for residents enjoyment.
I am a poultry enthusiast who raises rare, hard to find breeds for all my customers to enjoy for years to come.
Need help with raising your own flock?
Dont know where to start? Acre 22 provides materials, phone calls and farm visits to teach you the basics of raising a happy flock in your own backyard.
Feel free to contact me for further information.


Written By Mitzi Young 
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
At Acre 22 I  consider bio-security an important precaution in helping to maintain the health of my breeding and non-breeding birds.
While it may not be the most appealing program for some customers because they cannot see the birds, it is effective and therefore necessary in the health management of poultry.
Bio-security involves taking steps to help prevent your birds from being exposed to disease and can include some of the following:
Not allowing visitors into your poultry houses or pens

Keeping wild birds and animals out of buildings or areas where poultry are kept

Avoid purchasing birds from livestock sales barns or any other places where many birds from different sources are brought together

Never purchase a bird that appears unwell

Newly purchased birds which appear healthy should be quarantined for a minimum of 30 days if you already have poultry on your property

Regular cleaning and disinfecting of pens and equipment

Designated clothing and footwear that is always and only used for working with your birds

After visiting any farm or facility which has poultry, make sure you clean and disinfect your footwear, wash the clothes you were wearing and take a shower

Vaccination of birds if applicable

Showing your birds increases your odds of bringing home disease and isn’t really part of an effective bio-security program, therefore, under these circumstances it is prudent to quarantine your birds after every show
( I do not show my birds because of this)

Purchase birds, preferably day olds, from a reliable source, which employs a health management and bio-security program.
(hatching eggs are always best, if you are unfamilar with the breeder)
Acre 22 will provide a pair of rubber boots when coming out to the property.
I have recently learned the importance of this. I, in the past lost thousands of dollars of birds due to having certain of the points above breached. 
I learned a hard lesson in 2014 and will not want to learn again.
I hope you all understand the importance of these rules that will take place while breeding new expensive stock obtained from reputable breeders through out the USA and Canada.
Thank You

Do you know?

Do you know?

Investing in a good poultry health book is always handy when things come up.
Chickens are always have issues from impacted crop, bumble foot and worms
Always be Prepared
Some viruses birds can catch can be from
1000 yards away.
Yup, its true