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Maternal Instinct

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Wednesday August 08, 2012   -   By Emily

We've had a second baby boom of sorts here at the farm lately. It's the time of year where we're happy to let the birds sit on eggs and hatch out their own broods. By this time of year, the incubator is silent, unless I'm hatching out a few quail or peafowl....

Hens are on their nests

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Saturday April 28, 2012   -   By Susan

Looking over the flock it was great to see my hens maintaining their size, with Toms continuing to downsize. I have one tom that is the size of my biggest hen; who will be used later this year and next in hopes of fixing this size trait in my toms. Looking...

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All Natural

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday June 27, 2011   -   By Emily

Another busy week here on the farm!  Last week was full of excitement. As I began the early Saturday garden rounds, I heard a soft noise coming from the turkey nest by the old greenhouse.  I knew that the Royal Palm hen had been sitting on a few...

Cleo, Cher, and their babies

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Sunday June 05, 2011   -   By Susan

Just thought I would let everyone see the newest arrivals at the farm.  Both Cleo and Cher have at least twelve babies each.  I say at least twelve because I have not been able to count the fast moving darlings yet. This is what a...

The Incubator

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday April 25, 2011   -   By Emily

As a kid, my Easter mornings were pretty standard...a basket of chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps (and eating as many as possible before church!).  Now, my Easter mornings are far less sugary, but with lots of the same creatures.  Tiny, fuzzy...

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Time For the Hens to Begin Raising Their Own Babie...

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Sunday April 24, 2011   -   By Susan

With my last tray hatching next week, I am looking forward towards the hens doing all the work, while I just record their broodiness.  Besides, I have enough to do raising the poults I hatched.  I recently saw a hen I sold last year, and opps, I...

The Poults are Coming, the Poults are Coming!

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Saturday April 09, 2011   -   By Susan

Due to an aggressive culling of my breeding hens,  I am down to seven hens originating from last year poults  This means,  I am later than usual with my first hatch.  But it is worth the wait.  Last year,  I thought the...

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How a Pixie White Is Created

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Saturday April 02, 2011   -   By Susan

The first operational phase of the Pixie White breeding program is based upon the following Mendel principles that:   1) each parent contributes one half of the genetic material to the progeny; 2) this genetic material affects the appearance of the...

The Start of a Turkey Blog

Blog: Rise&Shine Urban Farm   -   Wednesday March 30, 2011   -   By Susan

March 30, 2011    Based upon the Midget White breeding program, my Pixie Whites are compact turkeys that I have been breeding for the past three years specifically for the small acreage farmer; who requires a naturally breeding, compact, white...

A Productive Week

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Monday April 19, 2010   -   By Cheryl

April 19 A productive week This has been a very productive week at JustPicked Farms.  On Thursday morning, I got a call at 5:30 am from the postoffice saying my chicks had arrived and I needed to pick them up.  When I got there,...

Watching Babies

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Wednesday April 29, 2009   -   By Laura

It's so fun to watch the chicks!  Whenever I go outside, some are resting, some are eating, and a few are running around.  When they see me though, towering over them like a big predator or a hawk, they all run and hop-fly into a huddle....

Two Deaths

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Monday April 27, 2009   -   By Laura

Yesterday, after we opened the incubator, two more eggs hatched.  We transferred both of these poults into the brooder today with the others, but one of them died this afternoon.  It was quite weak and its death was not unexpected.  Also, I...

Brooding in Various Ways

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Sunday April 26, 2009   -   By Laura

What a hectic day!  I awoke at 7 a.m., with the full intent of transferring the turkeys from the incubator to the brooder.  Only thing was I still hadn't built the brooder yet! Before I started, I peeked in the incubator to check on the poults (baby...

New Arrivals

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Friday April 24, 2009   -   By Laura

This morning, I was awoken at 5:39 in the morning.  The post office had called, and my chicks had arrived to get them.  Dianna and I got dressed, and drove down to the post office.  We range the bell at the back entrance, and, after waiting...

These Eggs Rock

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Tuesday April 21, 2009   -   By Laura

Exciting news!  I saw the first of the turkey eggs rocking this morning!  Inside the egg, a few days before hatching, the chick (in this case, the baby turkey, or poult) breaks into the air cell at the big end of the egg and starts breathing the...

Brooding chicks and poults

Blog: Haskins Family Farm   -   Friday March 06, 2009   -   By Robert

So we ordered 20 poults (baby turkeys) that arrived this week. Well, actually, we did get 20 turkeys but 13 were dead when we picked them up at the post office. We got a call from the USPS expediter at 11pm (!!) Wednesday night from the local sorting center...


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