In this article, you will learn why we choose to free range our chickens even after a raccoon attack and 10 Ways to keep your hens protected when you free range.
As a medium scale farming family, it has been a privilege to take a small bit of acreage and grow produce just for the purpose of having local, organic food available to the locals and tourists. The marketing and selling of this set-aside portion has been completely different than how we sell our other goods, […]
For the past couple decades, chickens have been growing in popularity as people become more interested in knowing where their food comes from, and the desire to live a more natural lifestyle. But they are more than just egg factories, they make excellent pets!
Our latest chicken coop is a hoop house style made from an old greenhouse frame, with hog panel sides and salvaged tin for the front and back wall. We wrap it in 9 mil plastic for weather proofing. There are pros and cons to this type of chicken house, including maintenance, predator management, and the […]
Backyard farmers have to deal with the elements, drought, and disease, the same as large farmers. But the biggest challenge backyard farmers face is one large farms don’t generally have to contend with – neighbors. When farming in the suburbs, you are lucky if you have half or maybe a full acre. Often you have […]
They say that ducks are the “new chickens” – it seems backyard farmers all over the country are beginning to enjoy the pleasure of keeping ducks. If you are thinking about adding some ducks to your life, check out some of these popular duck breeds!