Eggscellent Eggs!

Eggscellent Eggs!

When produced in your backyard, eggs are a perfectly balanced and super healthy food!¬†One of the reasons I started raising hens was because I couldn’t find the eggs I wanted in the grocery store. I remembered eggs from my great-grandmother’s…

My chicks are weak, cold, and lethargic. What now?

My chicks are weak, cold, and lethargic. What now?

Chicks are actually tough little things and can usually withstand the rigors of mail travel without any major issues in their first couple days after hatching. But if a postal delivery is delayed because of extreme weather or if temperatures…

Azolla: Supplemental Greens for Waterfowl

Azolla: Supplemental Greens for Waterfowl

When I first read about Azolla as a supplemental source of greens for ducks in Carol Deppe’s book, The Resilient Gardener, I was immediately hooked. I searched out a source and got myself a little wad of the aquatic plant…

Incubating Eggs

Incubating Eggs

Although nothing beats the magic of a mother hen incubating and hatching a clutch of eggs, the incubator can produce its own magical clutch of chicks without the risks of natural brooding. Around my farm, the placing of eggs in…

Raising Broilers in an Animal Welfare Approved Way

Raising Broilers in an Animal Welfare Approved Way

Animal Welfare Approved is one of the most strict humane certification labels in the USA. We decided to be certified through them for our farm because the rules and regulations of how chickens should be treated and raised most closely…

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