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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.

Spring on the Farm

Blog: Happy Flappy Farm   -   Monday March 25, 2013   -   By Kamilla

It is officially Spring on the farm and I can definitely feel it. These are the days that I take hot baths whenever I can and use lots of hot/cold rub. There is so much to do and so little time!! 1. I have a major project going on (the Mobile Chicken Coop -...

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...

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,...

Whistle, Crack and Hatch

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Mike

Okay, so it’s not snap, crackle, pop, but in the spring, we eat, sleep and breathe the whistle, crack and hatch. You see, it’s hatching season. The whistle begins about a week before the cracking, but the story begins long before that, so let’s start at...

Hatching Chickens As A Hobby

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Sunday October 09, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Are you thinking about raising chickens in the backyard as a hobby? More and more people are interested in doing this. If you are wondering how to begin, there are a number of things you should know in order to get off to a good start to make sure it’s a...

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.

Storing Your Fertile Chicken Eggs

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday June 23, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Here are a few tips for storing Fertile Chicken Eggs . Any cracked or overly dirty eggs should be removed and not stored as these impurities reduce the chance of a healthy chicken hatching. These eggs also increase the chance of spreading infection to...

When are Chickens Ready to Retire?

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Sunday May 01, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Raising hens for the purpose of having fertilized chicken eggs or fresh eggs daily is a good way of always having safe food. You have taken good care of your egg-laying hens since they began performing at six months old. Now, at five years old, your hen has...

Facts about Fertilized Chicken Eggs

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

Humans have been eating eggs from birds since prehistoric times. Plenty of birds and animals lay eggs, and people consume them as well, but chicken eggs are without a doubt the most common and most popular. Statistics have shown that six billion eggs are...

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...

Hatching

Blog: Homestead Farms   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Angela

Off we went to the store to purchase an incubator. Not sure how to use it or if it would even work.  I had sat and read a ton of articles on line of others' successes and failures.  Some had great advice while others were just totally...

What You Need to Hatch Chickens

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Saturday March 19, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

Raising backyard chickens has become a popular hobby and many people are interested in trying their hand at hatching chickens. Here is some information on what you need to know about the process. One of the first things to do is get in touch with your county...

From the Farm

Blog: Heritage Harvest Farm   -   Thursday March 10, 2011   -   By MattCorinneFletcher

Hello from Heritage Harvest Farm! This is our first blog, so I'm very excited to share a lot of news with farm followers. First, I have been starting a lot of seeds since the middle of February in preparation for spring. I've got onions, celery,...

How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch?

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Friday February 18, 2011   -   By Suzie OConnor

How long does it take a chicken egg to hatch? If you're new to keeping chickens, or if you're thinking about starting a flock, then you'll no doubt want to find out everything you can about these amazing creatures. Not only will a flock of chickens...

Dominque Hatching Eggs for Sale

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

We will be breeding our Dominque chickens next. This is the oldest American breed, beautiful, cold hardy, docile and lays a brown egg. My daughter won Best in Show twice with our Dominque hens. Hatching eggs are $1.50 per egg + shipping (if needed). ...

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...

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