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Minus Four Degrees

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Thursday February 06, 2014   -   By Brian

“We only have chickens,” that is what I keep repeating to myself as we work each day in the snow covered landscape that has become the chickens grazing grounds.   In Maryland we are use to more green than white.  Chickens eat twice as much...

Raising Chickens

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Wednesday June 05, 2013   -   By Brian

A rooster hit me the other morning.   For some that would sound like the start of a joke.  However, for me that was just the start of my morning.  It was a morning that included an exercise replete with spring fever, the drive for procreation,...

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The Boys are Back (for now...)

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Tuesday April 30, 2013   -   By Emily

If you've ever been to the farm, you've seen the (really) free range critters here.  The front yard is usually graced by a combination of chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, kitties and a pair of peafowl.  We like letting them run loose, as long as...

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...

Free Range might not be

Blog: Miolea Organic Farm   -   Tuesday April 02, 2013   -   By Brian

When you hear the term “Free Range” the natural thought is grass.  However, given the definition brought about by lobbyist, free range means “access to” the outdoors.  Access to what is the question?  In some cases, access leads to cement...

CSA shares 2013 Woodstock, Il & Logan Square Pick...

Blog: M's Organic Sustainable Farm   -   Friday February 01, 2013   -   By MM

Woodstock Pricing: 18 weeks Vegie Share only $455.00 Vegie plus egg share( 6 dozen for the season) $ 491.00 Half Vegie share $275.00 Half Vegie Share plus Eggs $311.00 Checks payable to MM Graff 14101 WAshington Street Woodstock IL 60098...

Raise Chickens on a Budget

Blog: Fertile Chicken Eggs | Chicken Egg Incubators   -   Sunday October 14, 2012   -   By Suzie OConnor

Raising a flock can cost a large chunk of change if you’re not careful. At the same time, raising chickens can have a huge positive impact on your overall quality of living if you utilize the perks. Chickens can be used for food, for companionship, and as a...

It’s Grillin’ Time

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Mike

Summertime means cooking outdoors to keep the house cool. For your next meal, try slow-grilling a free range broiler chicken from 4 D Acres . Our birds come ready for cooking. They are not injected with water or other filler liquids, and you’ll find them...

Talking Chickens at 4 D Acres

Blog: 4 D Acres   -   Tuesday August 14, 2012   -   By Mike

Up to three times a year we will order chickens to raise here on the farm and offer as free range broiler chickens. Mike calls the Stover Hatchery in Stover, Missouri with a month anticipation to order 200 birds at a time. Immediately upon placing that order,...

Lonesome Star Farm Update

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Thursday July 12, 2012   -   By Craig

NEXT ORDER CYCLE: *** I have 1 breeding stock Registered kunekune piglet I'm selling right NOW. I could breed her with my registered boar too if you'd like so your sustainable operation will be set. *** Unique and delicious Kunekune piglets will be...

Steers arrived!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Saturday April 07, 2012   -   By Rowena

The steers arrived today and not without a little excitement. The trailer was backed up beautifully to the corral so I only had to stand in a very small space that they could go through, but then they came running all at once, and Filet did not know what...

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...

Livestock/pet UPDATE!

Blog: Lonesome Star Farm   -   Wednesday February 29, 2012   -   By Craig

  Heritage turkeys:  Preorder now!  Email for details.  Hope to be ready by December 2012.   Pets: Kunekune piglets projected to be available in late 2012 Miniature Jersey cows (for milk) projected to be sold in...

Eat local and eat Fresh.

Blog: Fluffy Butt Farms   -   Monday February 27, 2012   -   By Yvette & Rick

Fluffy Butt Farms We raise Heritage large breed chickens. AKA Our Fluffy Butt Hens. We raise Austrialorp & Orpington Hens. These are large breed chickens. They are grain feed and cage free, vegetarian diet. Some of the folks that love our...

Molting

Blog: Free Range WNY Chicken Eggs   -   Wednesday November 09, 2011   -   By Brenda

This is our second year raising chickens and for the first time our chickens went into a molt. When chickens molt is means that there feathers fall out and they grow new ones. This primarily happens when the days get shorter and the nights get cold. Most of...

Renegade Rabbits

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Thursday October 20, 2011   -   By Emily

If you've ever stopped by the farm, you've likely seen our free range critters. The turkeys, ducks and chickens frequent the front yard (and occasionally, much to my irritation, my front porch). You'll often see a cat or two (or four!) as well. But...

The Truth About Eggs... Part 2

Blog: Rockgate Farm   -   Sunday July 17, 2011   -   By Angela

Part 2:   Are free range, pastured eggs higher in certain Vitamins and Omega 3 Fatty Acids? Welllllll, before I answer that question, clarification of terms is required.  The general public is actively being mis-led by...

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...

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