Sharing the farm is one of our favorite activities.  This can take many forms, from a simple tour to a meal of farm food to helping with farm jobs.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve done it all.  Sam grilled chicken halves for a MIFFS board tour and dinner. ...
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,...

The rain is wonderful.  The sun is great.  We especially love it when it rains hard like it did yesterday and then is sunny and warm like today.  The grass seemed to grow two inches!  We spent the day outside as much as possible, with various degrees of sunburn to...

Grass Raised Chickens – First chickens of the year.

On April 12 we officially had the first chickens out on grass. Well, grass such as it is when the snow has only been off  it a week or less.  We needed to clean out the clearspan building in preparation for our summer production, so these chickens got kicked out and...

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