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how hens stay warm

Blog: sunnysidedru   -   Friday January 31, 2014   -   By sunnysidedru

A chicken is a flock animal. They are happiest with a group of chickens and don't do as well alone. Our laying hens are in mobile pens that hold about 50 hens. There are no roosters. the dimensions of the pens allow a couple of square feet per bird....

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Blog: Mountain Meadows Farm   -   Thursday November 21, 2013   -   By Don & Mary

Laying hens on strike!  I am sure we are not the only ones with laying hens that are on strike.  We have 9 month old Rhode Island Red hens that have blessed us with a multitude of eggs, starting in June when they reached five months of age.  But...

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...

Laying hens anyone?

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Sunday July 15, 2012   -   By Rowena

Approximately every two years we start over with our laying hens.  In order to meet the customers needs we have to have them laying at about 90%.  So at this time the 65 new layers are getting pretty big and starting to crowd my hard working ladies...

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...

waiting for the new "girls"

Blog: Callister Farm   -   Friday March 16, 2012   -   By Lori

Hello! We're waiting for Norman - our Amish farmer friend from Iowa to arrive with our fresh flock of laying hens - 800 for us. 1300 for others coming here to pick theirs up, take them home and get them tucked into new homes. Folks are arriving - milling...

Free Protein for Chickens

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday February 07, 2011   -   By David

Laying Hen Spring Hill Farms I'm constantly looking for new and free (or cheap) protein sources for chickens. Obviously for us here at Spring Hill Farms it also has to pass clean food test as well. I'm not of the mind that "free" is good no matter...

We are still shipping Day Old Chicks - Layers by S...

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Thursday November 12, 2009   -   By Suzie OConnor

We still have day old Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire Reds chicks for sale.  Order your chicks today and have fresh eggs by this spring.   Anyone looking to do a fun and easy science fair project?  We have the perfect project for you -...

Good times are not always around the corner

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday August 19, 2009   -   By Brian

It’s the third week of August and flock three of our Rhode Island Reds have just started to lay eggs.  They are so small you can hold half a dozen in your hand.  This is a big day for us, a day we've been looking forward to ever since...


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