Montgomery high school student creates bird farm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – When we think of going to a farm, we normally think of going to the country, but imagine coming to one in town and in your own backyard. This is what Carlos Brown started with “Brown’s Birds”.
“About eight years ago, a friend of mine gave me chickens from a local farm store, and we decided to buy a rooster and start raising them. And since then it took off from there, ”Brown said.
He now manages between 200 and 300 birds with everything from ducks, peacocks and chickens that call his backyard home.
“I never thought it would get this big, but I guess fate just gave me the right stuff to become a big farm,” Brown said.
He found several of the birds he has on his farm on Facebook, and every year he adds five to 20 new species. But what is he doing with so many birds?
“We have them here for breeders and we sell babies and eggs in the spring and summer. “
He is only 15 years old! And he has some advice for any youngster who wants to follow in his footsteps.
“Never give up and never let your dreams be confined to one place.”
His goal is to someday become a veterinarian or run a zoo and he hopes his business will put him on the right path to making those goals a reality.
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