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Picking up the Birds and the Bees

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Sunday May 25, 2014   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

There are so many things happening all at once on a farm in springtime—lambs are being born, the rubble of autumn’s garden is being transformed into new green life, chicks are hatching in the incubator or arriving at the post office, and new colonies...

the weather

Blog: Walenga Family Farm   -   Saturday March 01, 2014   -   By Farmer Nate

Boy 2 weeks ago I got excited and ready for spring.  It made it up to 50. Now it is lucky to hit 20 again.  The last 2 nights we were under a wind chill advisory.  I fired up the brooder, to get ready for some chicks.  I am glad I did not...

Another week of the farm. Nothing special just eve...

Blog: Triton's Farm   -   Monday June 03, 2013   -   By Triton

This week on the farm: It was a very productive week. We got the new pump running, moved all the cattle around and convinced the sheep to move to a new pen. We are getting all the animals out to pasture, a little late this year because of all the irrigation...

Farm Update - May 2013

Blog: Three Dog Farmstead   -   Saturday May 25, 2013   -   By Christina

Summer is just around the corner, even if the weather makes you think otherwise. I'm excited to see just how many pints of blackberries and blueberries we'll harvest this year. The wet winter and easy Spring seem to have been good to them, and, along with some...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Spring Sprouts

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Rebekah

  Spring has definitely sprung here at the farm, (even if the Ohio weather doesn't agree!) In our greenhouse early spring sprouts have already begun to emerge from the cell trays. There are currently alliums (such as onions) and brassicas (such...

It must be Easter! Chicks are Herel

Blog: Maple Heights Farm   -   Tuesday March 12, 2013   -   By Kerrie and Andy

It is that time of year when the early morning call wakes us.  "You have a package that has just arrived, come get them, NOW".  It seems the company of 175 day old chicks is even company to our busy postal workers.  And there is...

Chicks are hatching & hens are laying!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Wednesday February 27, 2013   -   By Michael & Denise

Spring is on it's way and chicks are hatching. Our hens have bumped up their egg laying with the longer days. We have set up our breeding pens and will have hatching eggs and chicks/ducklings available. For those gardeners out there, we have a steady...

New egg layers arrived today!

Blog: Bindel Farms   -   Monday October 15, 2012   -   By Jason

Today we are stopping out at the local hatchery to pick up a new batch of heritage layer chicks for our farm for next season.  We have raised all types of chickens in the past but have decided to go with the Rhode Island Reds and...

It's the Middle of October! and....

Blog: KaPa De'Le Farm   -   Sunday October 14, 2012   -   By Karen

Well, the calendar says it's October 14th, but some of our poultry don't seem to realize that winter is right around the corner!  We have a new mama duck with three cute little ducklings that are about 3 weeks old.  Today, we saw a chicken parading...

Maternal Instinct

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Emily

We've had a second baby boom of sorts here at the farm lately. It's the time of year where we're happy to let the birds sit on eggs and hatch out their own broods. By this time of year, the incubator is silent, unless I'm hatching out a few quail or peafowl....

Young'uns

Blog: Bloom Where You're Planted Farm   -   Monday May 07, 2012   -   By Teresa

In the past five days, our farm family has grown by as many members. On Thursday evening our heifer Alice had her first calf, a little bull.  Alice had some trouble "letting down" her milk -- although her udder was full, the little guy wasn't...

Planting Early This Year

Blog: Hartland Farms   -   Sunday April 15, 2012   -   By Patricia and Eric

What  strange weather we have had.  Eric has  planted our onions.  Today's rain was much needed!  Now it is too wet to finish planting the leeks.  Oh well it gave him a break. Our turkeys are growing well.  The rye we...

Spring planting and baby chicks

Blog: Callister Farm   -   Thursday April 12, 2012   -   By Lori

Dear friends, It seems that the weather has turned somewhat seasonal. I enjoy the warmer temps and bright sunshine but I know that the soil moisture is critically low and rain is desperately needed.  All the surrounding fields are being...

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