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Winter Egg Update

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday December 27, 2013   -   By Katie

In mid-November I shared that our hens had stopped laying eggs completely due to molting, cold weather and minimal daylight hours. Though chickens can and will lay occasional eggs during cold, dark winter days, we decided not to endure an entire winter...

Holiday Henhouse

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday December 23, 2013   -   By Katie

This is our first winter with chickens. As I was putting up the Christmas decorations this year I thought it would be fun to spread some yuletide cheer to the chicken coop. It’s nothing extravagant, but it makes me feel extra Christmas-y every morning...

Winter Egg Production

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday November 15, 2013   -   By Katie

If you live in Michigan then you don’t need me to tell you that the weather is getting cold and the days are getting darker. Our yard has already been covered in a dual blanket of leaves and snow several times this month. Another sign at Arcadia Farms...

First Eggs

Blog: Dragonfly Ranch Organics   -   Wednesday August 21, 2013   -   By Dragonfly Diva

It has been an exciting week here at Dragonfly Ranch. We have now received our first eggs from our "girls" and they are gorgeous. We have a flock of thirteen birds; three roosters and ten hens that are mostly free ranged.  We have several...

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...

The Chickens Next Door

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

The moral of today’s post is that a major component of suburban/urban chicken keeping involves being a good neighbor… sweater or otherwise. Let’s face it – not everyone thinks keeping chickens is a super idea, regardless of how many benefits...

Pastured Poultry in Paddocks

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday April 11, 2013   -   By Katie

Though the iconic mental picture most of us get when it comes to raising chickens is the standard coop and run, there are many methods for raising chickens. Here’s a quick overview of your options: Coop and Run. A dwelling for the chickens with an...

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...

Chicken Coops for Renters

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Tuesday July 26, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

If you do not currently own your home, and are renting, be sure to check with your landlord before even bringing your pets home. If your landlord is fine with the idea, you’ll want to be sure that you do not build a permanent fixture, and that your coop can be...

I love my hens

Blog: 3 Acre Farm   -   Wednesday October 13, 2010   -   By Janelle

I love my hens!  But they are all grounded to their coop for a few days while I cover my newly scratched up seeded beds with bird netting.   My fall seeding was successful, the seedlings emerging and the weather warm to get all off to a good start....

"Bunny brerakfast"

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Sunday April 04, 2010   -   By Dean

.   Last week one of our local parent-teacher organizations, PTO ran their annual "bunny breakfast", in the cafeteria of the middle school. At the same time in the lobby and mezzanine The Young Children's Festival  ...

Spring Work

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday April 03, 2010   -   By Chris

The maple sugarin' season was very short this year with a low yield.  We made about 25% of what we made last year.  Lucky for us we have a very diversified farm and we don't rely on one product/season.  My advice is that if you are looking to...

Building a hoop house for pastured poultry - Part ...

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Monday March 15, 2010   -   By Cheryl

March 15 Building a hoop house for pastured poultry – Part 2 The first part of this series covered building the base for the hoop house.  This part covers making the “hoop” part of the house.  The first step is to add a 1x4...

Building a hoop house for pastured poultry - Part ...

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Saturday February 13, 2010   -   By Cheryl

February 13 Building a hoop house for pastured poultry – Part 1 JustPicked Farms is planning to raise chickens and turkeys for meat this summer, and we’re planning to pasture them in movable hoop houses, moving them each day to a fresh...

Chicken World Grand-Opening

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday August 13, 2009   -   By Chris

We finally finished the general building of the new chicken coop/outbuilding.  There are still some things left to do, though, like add siding, roofing, a step, maybe a window box with some flowers... But we have moved all the meat chickens and some...

Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 06-12-09

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Sunday July 26, 2009   -   By Dean

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm  Massachusetts Local Food Update ( www.MassFoodCoop.org ): Delivery day worked out well last Friday.   Producers are working on updating products now and we are hoping to...

Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 06-04-09

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Sunday July 26, 2009   -   By Dean

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm   Massachusetts Local Food – Delivery Day is Friday.   Stop by the booth if you want more information on this incredible opportunity to bring local food to you on a...

Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 05-22-09

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Sunday July 26, 2009   -   By Dean

Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm   The coop is here!   Mass Local Food – our online Farmers’ Market is now stocked with over 150 products and more producers are signing up this week.   Customer ordering...

Westminster Farmer's Market Report for 05-28-09

Blog: Westminster Farmers' Market   -   Saturday July 18, 2009   -   By Dean

      Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm    Massachusetts Local Food – Delivery Day is Friday.   Stop by the booth if you want more information on this incredible...

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