Thursday, January 17, 2019

Game Camera - What's Lurking Around Your Farm

 What's lurking around the farm? 

Doe getting up close and personal with the camera :)

We like to keep a game camera and move it every few weeks to a new spot on the farm.  We find this beneficial in knowing what kind of varmints are hanging around.  The camera is checked daily and if we see a large amount of raccoons, foxes, skunks, opossum or coyotes hanging around then we know it's time to take measures to insure the safety of our live stock.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Chickens - How To Integrate New Hens Into Your Flock

It's that time of year when folks are thinking about spring and adding some new chickens to their existing flock.  Maybe you have an old flock of girls and they're getting to the age where they just do not produce as many eggs or maybe your just dreaming of adding some new egg color to your basket.  Well, integrating young pullets into a flock of older hens can be tricky, but not totally impossible.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lavender Wyandotte - New Chicken Breed On The Farm

 We have a new breed of poultry here on the farm that we're excited to finally share.  We have actually had them since the spring of 2016 when we drove down to Greenfire farm and picked them up, but just as we got them raised up to egg production age, we had an opossum get in their pen and kill all of my hens except for one.