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Clipping Chicken Wings

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday July 19, 2013   -   By Katie

Last week I shared that we’re one step closer to bona fide chicken paddocks at Arcadia Farms. Our paddocks are enclosed with four foot tall chain link fencing. Despite being a heavy breed (Isa Reds), our hens demonstrated several times that they had no...

HayDay

Blog: Jones HomeGrowns   -   Saturday June 29, 2013   -   By Vera

Welcome to my blog! While I'm in here blogging away, my men are raking hay! Hopefully, no rain will come for a few days, so baling can commence. Funny how on the farm, we can pray for rain for somethings, but pray for dry weather for other things.  Our...

Late Spring Frenzy

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday June 13, 2013   -   By Rebekah

Save the date! Procter Farm will be hosting a volunteer day Saturday July 13th for our CSA shareholders and anyone else who is interested in attending. We will work from 9:30am-12pm on a variety of tasks. At 12:00 we will break for lunch and conversation....

How does a Happy Hen get happier?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday May 31, 2013   -   By Terry

At the Farmer's Market and with the CSA members, everyone loves Fresh Eggs from the Happy Hens.  The girls were pretty happy with their two coops, large fenced in area, fresh veggies and lots of different grains.  I wanted more...... More...

Musical Chairs

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday May 16, 2013   -   By Rebekah

The new chicks, golden comet pullets, have moved into the winter housing in the corn crib. Here they are eating overwintered spinach from the greenhouse. They need to be kept separate from the adults until they are the same size or they'll get bullied...

Spring 2013 Video Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday May 07, 2013   -   By Katie

Despite the fact that I’ve been planting tons of seeds, the garden still looks a little barren. For this week I wanted to give you a video tour of what the farm looks like this spring. It’s not very glamorous right now (especially because I nee to do...

Small but Mighty

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday May 05, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

The call comes at 6:30 in the morning.  Only the first rays of light shift the deep blues to a brighter haze.  A bit of hoarfrost coats the branches, while the robins begin their daily rustle amidst last year’s leaves.  I bolt out of bed and...

2013 Spring bug update!

Blog: Stevens Family Farm   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Carol

Well, after a year with our chickens and our ducks, this spring has been very enjoyable, very few bugs, and yes, we are in Texas!!  So far, spring planting has been very productive, and our ducks and chickens are busy eating bugs!  In fact, we have...

Hatching Eggs, Chicks, and Mature Chickens Availab...

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Monday April 29, 2013   -   By Michael & Denise

We have available hatching eggs, chicks and fully feathered chickens available for sale.

Our DIY Chicken Coop from Scrap Materials

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 26, 2013   -   By Katie

Chicken Week ended many days ago. All the same, there’s one mildly important feature in our chicken raising plans that I have yet to share with you: Our chicken coop. Why the delay? Well… in short, the coop wasn’t done when I expected it to be. It was...

Busy Days

Blog: Sisters Heritage Farms   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Lisa

We are busy here at the farm!  We have new chicks that are growing fast, they will be laying this fall.  We also have three sweet baby goats.  Our pigs continue to grow, we will likely have piglets this summer!  We continue to produce great...

F.A.Q. about our operation.....

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Saturday April 20, 2013   -   By Dean

Hello All! Hope everyone made it through the flood around here okay. We have been selling ALOT of eggs lately and have more hens on the way! We have had alot of people asking questions so we decided to put up a Frequently Asked Questions section on our...

Meet the Farmer Part 2

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Sunday April 14, 2013   -   By Arlene

Meet the Farmer Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw2ybbRTYs

Caring for Baby Chicks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday April 10, 2013   -   By Katie

Chickens may be “easy to care for” but baby chicks are fragile. Follow these tips to give you little peeps the best chance at a healthy adult life. Before the Chicks Arrive – Brooder Setup Baby chicks need a warm, safe, clean place to live during...

Why Chickens?

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday April 09, 2013   -   By Katie

We have chickens! Why raise chickens? I’m so glad you asked! If you live in the city or the suburbs or think chickens are gross or too much work or you just can’t do it because you don’t know enough or or or… this post is for you. There are lots of...

Chicken Week (Psst! We Have Chickens!)

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 08, 2013   -   By Katie

Guess what? We have chickens! We are the proud owners of six ISA Red egg-laying hens who are six weeks old as of today! If all goes well, they’ll be supplying us with fresh, brown eggs by the end of the summer. We selected ISA Reds because they...

A few new additions and some fresh herbs a coming....

Blog: Whitfield's Family Farm   -   Thursday March 21, 2013   -   By Dean

Wanted to show off some new additions..... 4 baby Pekins and 4 Baby Runner ducklings! We also have a few more ducks coming in April after these leave the brooder! These will be joining our other laying ducks in no time and enjoying the...

Bring on Spring!

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Teresa

We survived the long winter, and although we're still melting from a surprise snowstorm over the weekend we know Spring is just around the corner! We had a very successful fall 2012 season.  So many new friends came to the farm and we are thankful for...

You can't fool a Campine!

Blog: The Accidental Farmer   -   Sunday March 10, 2013   -   By Susan

In the winter, when there is very little light, hens lay very few eggs.  I put a light in the Moop, my nickname for the Moveable Coop - an old post office truck that serves as a coop - to fool them, and egg production did increase a bit.  But...

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