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And the Season Begins...

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Rebekah

Suddenly the weather feels like spring again – real spring, where it is cold and if you stand out of the wind in the sun you can glimpse summer in the distance. I have planted some spring peas and early carrots. The plants in the greenhouse are growing,...

Chicks are hatching!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Sunday April 01, 2012   -   By Michael & Denise

We have hatching eggs, chicks and ducklings available from our various breeds. Call for breed availablity.

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Keeping an Egg Flock: Spring Begins!

Blog: Emma's Family Farm in Maine   -   Sunday March 25, 2012   -   By Rose and Steve

In order to sell free range eggs, one must be keeping free range layings hens as naturally as possible. If the farm is to be diverse, those hens should be relatively easy to care for and meld into the farm's systems seamlessly -- in other words, each step of...

The chicks have arrived!

Blog: Seasons at Procter Farm   -   Thursday March 22, 2012   -   By Rebekah

The air was still cool and the ground shrouded in early morning dew when a piercing ring broke through the air, alerting me that 50 Barred Plymouth Rock chicks had arrived at the London Post Office. I had no idea that people were even at the post office so...

Spring time

Blog: Callister Farm   -   Thursday March 22, 2012   -   By Lori

Good morning! Things are getting busier around the farm. Who could have guessed that spring would arrive this early? The tulips are up with buds showing, there's leaves on the soft maple trees, the summer song birds are all here and the winter birds have...

Are You My Mother?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Wednesday March 21, 2012   -   By David

Are You My Mother? On my rounds the other morning I glanced in one of the stalls and had to rub my eyes and look again! There perched on top a baby Tamworth pig was one of our 4 day old Freedom Ranger chicks . How on earth it got all the way from...

What IS That Sound??

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Saturday March 10, 2012   -   By Emily

This time of year, a strange sound comes from my large kitchen pantry.  A beep...beep...beep...beep sound.  One that always seems to make friends and family look around as if there is either something on fire or about to blow up.  But for me,...

The life and times of building a family and busine...

Blog: Walenga Family Farm   -   Sunday March 04, 2012   -   By Farmer Nate

Hi all,      This is my first Blog, ever.  So here we go.  Our farm has been around for a few years now but we are struggling to find our niche.  We just had a new baby born February 29th she is home, happy, and...

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Spring??? in Kansas

Blog: Caprine Corner   -   Monday February 20, 2012   -   By Lisa

Here it is the middle of Feb. and we are having weather like March..  So far no real snowfall, and very little rain.  The critters are doing well, We are sending a couple of the horses to Kansas City to be used by a Youth Ministery, they will be used...

Raising Chicken for Food

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday July 14, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

If you’ve decided to raise your own chickens for food, here are a few tips to follow. Avoid steroids and other chemicals for your flock. Although these materials may make your chickens larger, it is unhealthy for you. Any unnecessary chemicals can also...

Chicks, hatching eggs and roosters

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Sunday July 03, 2011   -   By Michael & Denise

Chicks and hatching eggs, available for purchase. We will have quite a few extra roosters, for anyone who wants to butcher their own birds.

Do you know How to Sex Chickens with Feathers? Wel...

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Friday April 29, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Sexing baby chickens is not a very glamorous job but a necessary one. Wait until your chickens have lost their fuzz. Scoop up a group of feathers at the neck with an index card and examine the ends of the feathers. Rounded ends represent female and pointed...

The Incubator

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday April 25, 2011   -   By Emily

As a kid, my Easter mornings were pretty standard...a basket of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps (and eating as many as possible before church!).  Now, my Easter mornings are far less sugary, but with lots of the same creatures.  Tiny, fuzzy...

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What was I thinking!!?

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Monday March 28, 2011   -   By Angela

What was I thinking!! So, it looked like Spring was on the way.  I loaded up the incubators, and planted the seeds.  What happened?  Who turned off the heat? It's 32 degrees with a light spattering of snow .  I've got 40 or...

New Chicks!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Wednesday February 09, 2011   -   By Michael & Denise

This past weekend we had 10 chicks hatch. 6 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Australorps. They are growing fast!

Start of the new hatching season!

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Thursday January 06, 2011   -   By Michael & Denise

Well on Tuesday, January 4th, 2 Silver Appleyard ducklings hatched. Then on Thursday, Janurary 6, our Pekin hen died in my arms. Very sad. Our next eggs in the incubator will be Buff Orpington and Australorp chickens. I will post when the expected hatch...

Oh no! Please not that!!!

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Monday December 13, 2010   -   By Angela

Heaven Help Me!  I just can't seem to catch a break. All I want for Christmas, is a good night's sleep.  Sounds like a song, doesn't it?  Well, not funny!   So, here I am, minding my own business....running around trying to get water on...

Purebred Hatching Eggs, Chicks or Pullets For Sale

Blog: Borrowed Thyme Farm   -   Tuesday November 16, 2010   -   By Michael & Denise

For anyone interested in hatching out their own chicks, we will start the incubation process in Janurary. I will post on my blog, which breed I'm doing at a particular time. Anyone interested in hatching eggs or buying chicks let me know. I can ship eggs,...

Raising Chickens in a City Environment

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday July 08, 2010   -   By Suzie OConnor

When raising chickens in a city make sure you can provide plenty of area for chickens to roam free when necessary. You’ll want to be sure that you have the proper materials to keep the area clean, and healthy. Lastly, make sure your chickens get plenty of...

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