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Chicken Paddock Planting Plan

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Thursday February 13, 2014   -   By Katie

Last spring’s Chicken Week seems a world away now as I look out onto giants mounds of fluffy snow. That week of posts introducing our first flock of chickens also discussed our plans and tips for chicken keeping. One of the central concepts in our plan...

Keeping Poultry

Blog: Hillbilly Farms   -   Wednesday January 01, 2014   -   By Jim & Donna

 We will be offering poultry classes at the Buckley's Homestead Store starting in January. January - Winter Poultry Keeping February - Chicks & Hatching Eggs March - Coop, Disease, and Maintenance April - Eggs & Marketing

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This Poultry Dry Brine made the best chicken I hav...

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday November 15, 2013   -   By Arlene

I easily cooked this great chicken with Home Farm Herbery Poultry Dry Brine Seasoning. No mess, no fuss  Order now and become a shining star in our own kitchen.

Buy 1 Dry rub Turkey brine and get 1 free

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Friday October 25, 2013   -   By Arlene

This week’s 2 for 1 special Turkey Dry Brine Seasoning Our Home Farm Herbery Turkey Brine Seasoning will give your turkey a traditional turkey flavor creating a sweet, peppery; full flavored and succulent taste and aroma because we blend the...

Cornish Cross Chickens - How Fast is too Fast?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Monday September 30, 2013   -   By David

The ASPCA has recently launched a campaign "The Truth about Chicken" which is exposing the facts about how chickens are raised in the factory farm model and they are actively promoting slower growing breeds instead of the industry standard,...

WhaHooo! Half way through!

Blog: Oregon Trail Garlic   -   Thursday September 19, 2013   -   By Kevin

We got to the halfway point on cleaning and sorting our garlic today!  That's about 1,500 lbs WOW.  This is our first big year, and the scope of the labor involved is really clear now.  I did all of the cleaning and sorting by myself last year,...

Hello again,...

Blog: Homestead Pantry   -   Saturday August 03, 2013   -   By Homestead Artisa

Hello again, it's been a long while.  I notice that I neglected to save and publish my last entry before the Big Backache.  <sigh>  Well, spring was very late this year, having two days back to back in two weeks back to back of freezing...

Chicken Paddocks Update #1

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday July 10, 2013   -   By Katie

Back in April we brought you Chicken Week to celebrate our hen’s introduction to the wild backyard. At that time, I wrote a post about pastured poultry in paddocks. Here’s a quick summary: There are many methods for raising chickens, including the...

Summer time is outdoor cooking time.

Blog: Home Farm Herbery   -   Monday July 01, 2013   -   By Arlene

Summer time is outdoor cooking time. Why not try some of Home Farm Herbery’s Famous Baby Back Rib Dry Rub which is great on any meat, poultry or seafood.   Rubs are better than...

How does a Happy Hen get happier?

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday May 31, 2013   -   By Terry

At the Farmer's Market and with the CSA members, everyone loves Fresh Eggs from the Happy Hens.  The girls were pretty happy with their two coops, large fenced in area, fresh veggies and lots of different grains.  I wanted more...... More...

Chickens and Autism

Blog: Three Dog Farmstead   -   Wednesday May 01, 2013   -   By Christina

  Just wanted to link you to an article I read this morning. There are more and more stories these days of how chickens, and other poultry, are assisting individuals with autism and other mental and learning handicaps. It's quite a joy to read how folks...

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...

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...

How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken

Blog: Our City Farm   -   Wednesday March 13, 2013   -   By Jeri

I recently wrote a blog post on our website titled, "How Many Miles Are on Your Chicken?" . I think it's important that everyone know why I wrote this. I have the unique perspective of being a fairly new farmer. I can remember the choices I made as...

Next Home-Farm Event: Feb. 10th

Blog: Rainbow Ranch Farms   -   Tuesday February 05, 2013   -   By Poly

     Our next home-farm, event is scheduled for Sun. Feb. 10th. Gates open at 11:00 A.M. Please RSVP.          Rainbow Ranch Farms, Heritage -Breed, Pastured, Free-Range Poultry,is grown without any grains....

Getting ready for winter

Blog: Spencer Sky Farm   -   Friday November 16, 2012   -   By Jauson

As fall fades away into winter there is allot to do here on the farm. Oak leaves cover the plants naturally, so they are well bedded down for their winters sleep. The sheep with their wool coats on still need to have their shelters checked. Any holes...

How is Your Chicken Raised?

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Tuesday September 25, 2012   -   By David

  When I first started raising pastured poultry I used the standard Cornish Cross birds that are used in commercial operations. I explain why I stopped raising them here. Many pastured poultry farmers use these birds because they are convinced...

We are Official

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday June 26, 2012   -   By Brian

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) has certified us as a poultry processor.  This allows us to sell our organic chickens at farmers markets, restaurants and stores.  The MDA came out, inspected our processing, and tested our wastewater...

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