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Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Monday October 14, 2013   -   By Brian

  English Sheppard’s are known as America's farm dog.  English and Scottish herdsman brought them here.  The first known history of the work dog is from Caesar’s time.  As Caesar’s army traveled, they had dogs, what is...

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...

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...

All about Barred Rocks Chickens.

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Monday May 28, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

The Barred rocks breed of chicken is casually referred to as "rocks" in breeder circles. They're a cold hardy breed that is ideal for small individual farms. They're also a favorite of small backyard flock owners since they double up as great...

Natures curve ball

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday May 15, 2012   -   By Brian

We have a hen that has taken to, let me see, how to say this so I keep a "G" rating.  We have a hen that has taken to being the rooster.  I kid you not.  She has taken on the roll of the fertilizer or pretend fertilizer.  I've...

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Freedom Ranger Chickens as Laying Hens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Sunday November 28, 2010   -   By David

Freedom Ranger Laying Hens In August we were pulling broilers from one of our movable pens on pasture in the pouring down rain. Two pullets ended up escaping into the nearby brush. Since I wasn't really in the mood to chase two fugitives in the...

THE DEED HAS BEEN DONE

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday August 03, 2010   -   By Brian

It is Monday night at 7:30 pm  we are to take our spent layers to be processed Tuesday morning.  We will take the processed chicken to the soup kitchen with a big sign informing them that these birds need to be stewed in order to tenderize the...

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Spent Layers and Humane Farming

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 15, 2010   -   By Brian

Raising Rhode Island Red hens has had its ups and downs for us.  We've had to euthanize for illness and we've brought injured hens back to a laying state from a dog attack.  The question of what to do when they stop laying has weighed heavy on...

Want Fresh Eggs But Don't Have the Hens? Well you...

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Wednesday October 07, 2009   -   By Suzie OConnor

Just letting everyone know that our Rhode Island baby chicks have arrived.  They are all pullets and healthy looking.  Always wanted your own fresh eggs in the morning well here is your chance, order you chicks today and have eggs by spring get a...


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