Anyone Can Farm

Anyone Can Farm

“In Your Backyard” Chicken Anyone  can farm!” A relatively easy place to start is a few chickens in your yard, busily converting your grass into protein and saving you some fertilizer costs. Spend a day on the farm learning how to  start chicks and raise...
Moving forward

Moving forward

It’s spring on the farm already–or rather, we can see spring from here.  Last week we received our first batch of chicks for the season.  Dorothy is raising the heritage breed roosters this year.  We have one chef that has mastered the different cooking...
Pastured Poultry

Pastured Poultry

The last of the chicks for this season go out on the pasture today.  Sam’s glad to clean out the clearspan building and have a week’s respite before starting the monthly winter batches.  Pastured poultry is our mainstay, but pastured meats is our overall...
HOT chicks

HOT chicks

With the super hot weather lately, there are different challenges to raising broiler chickens.  These birds are hybrid and have trouble with extremes of weather.  In the past we have lost many birds to the heat despite our best efforts, but we’ve also learned a...

Sunday night is gear-up night. We’ve found that picking up chickens at night makes the job a lot easier. Chickens (and other fowl) don’t move at night. That makes them easy prey for nocturnal hunters, including chicken farmers. The guys go out after dark,...