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Our DIY Chicken Coop from Scrap Materials

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 26, 2013   -   By Katie

Chicken Week ended many days ago. All the same, there’s one mildly important feature in our chicken raising plans that I have yet to share with you: Our chicken coop. Why the delay? Well… in short, the coop wasn’t done when I expected it to be. It was...

The Chickens Next Door

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday April 12, 2013   -   By Katie

The moral of today’s post is that a major component of suburban/urban chicken keeping involves being a good neighbor… sweater or otherwise. Let’s face it – not everyone thinks keeping chickens is a super idea, regardless of how many benefits...

It's getting kind of "chicken-ey" around here

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday November 30, 2012   -   By Terry

Today I was returning from an early morning trip to town and I realized I hadn't opened the high tunnel up before I left, and it was a very sunny day--that means HOT in the tunnel.   While walking to the ht I spied a hawk flying out of the chicken pen....

Things happen

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Brian

I guess I jinxed myself.  I do tempt fate, as it were, but I think that is standard operating procedure for anyone who tries to make a living growing food.  We got into a new market that is willing to take our eggs.  Just...

Everything likes chicken

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Tuesday November 06, 2012   -   By Terry

Seems like a large part of a chicken-keeper's life is spent protecting them from everything out there.  "Tastes like chicken" isn't a cliche--it's the truth!  Everything loves chicken. Back in August, 58 day old chicks arrived at the farm....

Critters I'd like to Vaporize

Blog: Mini Miracles Farm CSA   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Natalie

When I was a child, I loved all manner of critters. Crawling ones, flying ones and those that ran on little soft pads. Much to my parents chagrin, I was the kid constantly dragging home helpless, abandoned cats, dogs and once on vaccation a seagull hit by a...

The Wonders of Nature Never Cease to Amaze!!

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Sunday July 10, 2011   -   By Angela

Who would have thunk it?!    After going missing for quite a long time, the prodigal duck has returned.....with (13) ducklings in tow.  AMAZING!!   I told the family that she had most likely succumbed to the marauding pack of...

Duck Attack

Blog: Smaht Fahm   -   Saturday March 26, 2011   -   By Erin

My heart is heavy this morning--a fox visited last night and took 5 of my remaining 8 ducks.  He took four newly egg laying females, which adds insult to injury.  It's our fault, however, because we forgot to go and put the ducks in their pen last...

Humane Farming and the Neighbor's Dog

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday January 25, 2011   -   By Brian

Are you still considered a humane farm if you shoot your neighbors’ dog for eating your layers?  We lost two of our newest layers on Christmas Day and two from the second youngest group, two days later.  It seems that the attacks are from a dog and...

Herding Chickens

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday May 04, 2010   -   By Brian

We've lost more chickens in these past two months then we have in any other contiguous 60 day period.  I guess we are lucky though, we almost got to three years before having to deal with our first large casualty loss. Fortunately, we know why,...

Life and Death

Blog: JustPicked Farms   -   Monday March 22, 2010   -   By Cheryl

March 22 Life and Death This week has been dramatically eventful at JustPicked Farms.  Last week while I was at work, my daughter called to tell me that something had killed two of our free-range hens.  She didn’t see what...

Mud, geese, and June movie night

Blog: Abbe Hills Farm CSA   -   Sunday June 21, 2009   -   By Laura

Greetings shareholders.  We'll have some combination of lettuce, kohlrabi, broccoli, radishes, bok choi, snap peas, Asian greens, spinach, kale, and cilantro this week.  We might not have everything both Monday and Thursday, but we'll have...

Survival of the Fittest

Blog: Sunny Hill Farm   -   Thursday June 11, 2009   -   By Sandy

One of the benefits to living in the country on 10 acres is the opportunity to raise free range chickens. One of the drawbacks is the continual battle of night time predators. We make sure the chickens have a safe haven they can nestle into once dusk is upon...

Not Cut Out For CSI

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Wednesday April 22, 2009   -   By Laura

It's sort of ironic.  Big Guy died last night probably right around the same time the first of his babies this year made its first peck at its egg shell and began the process of hatching.  The circle of life in one hour. No poults (baby turkeys)...

A Tough Week

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Saturday April 04, 2009   -   By Laura

I was planning to make today's blog entry a review of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle  by Barbara Kingsolver, which I just finished reading last night.  However, in light of last night's events, I am putting off posting the review until tomorrow and...

Those Darn Computers!

Blog: The Call Again Farm Journal   -   Sunday November 30, 2008   -   By Laura

I'm sorry I haven't posted for a couple days.  I've been having a lot of computer trouble.  I'll do the best I can to fill you on what you missed during my computer-free days. On Friday, the turkeys were so much fun to watch.  Blue, our...

Life at the Hacienda

Blog: Wingshadows Hacienda   -   Thursday November 06, 2008   -   By Lynne & Bruce

Two weeks ago we planted the second of the 3 Winter Gardens. In just a few days the vegtables were poking their little heads through the soil. Excitement abounded! Today we discovered that the wild birds have made a feast of the new seedlings. Disappointment...


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