Tag: chickens

A Break From the Farm

Our farm is currently not too terribly taxing when it comes to the amount of labor we have to invest to keep it running on a daily basis. During winter we don’t have any meat chickens out on pasture because there is no real…

Pastured Poultry Update

It’s been a while. How are you? Sorry we haven’t posted lately, but sometimes life gets a little busy with kids, jobs, side jobs, side-side jobs, and side-farm jobs. Since our last blog post we have pretty much finished up all of our major…

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs!

We have entered a lovely time of the year now when our Spring-born pullets have started laying like crazy! Ideally we would have started our chicks in the Fall, so they would begin laying in the Spring, but our plans were derailed by the…

Selling Chicken

After doing some trial runs with the Cornish Cross, we’ve decided to squeeze in a couple of batches of chickens this Fall that will be available for sale! We secured processing dates on October 11thand November 1stfor two batches of 50 chickens. We will…

Our Newest $300 Chicken Coop

It finally feels like we’re turning the corner into Spring! Now that the weather is nice, everything seems to be moving at the speed of light. We have so many tasks on our farm to-do list that it doesn’t feel like we’re ever going…

April Farm Update

Well, here in Kansas it seems we have set off some sort of eternal winter. We have had snow (albeit not much) the last three weekends….of April! Nonetheless, we have been moving forward with our plans here on the farm, even if Spring refuses…

Raising Cornish Cross Chickens

There are a lot of contentious issues in the food/agriculture world: GMO vs. Non-GMO, Organic vs. Conventional, Grass-fed/finished vs. Grain Finished, and on and on and on. Perhaps the most misunderstood of these issues, however, is the Cornish Cross chicken. If you’ve ever watched…

Incubating Chicken Eggs

At the time of writing this, a heavy coat of ice has our woods hunched over and groaning like they would rather do anything but stay upright. I can relate with every passing year. Looking out the window it’s hard to fathom that we…

The Disappearing Chicks

Today we just wanted to share a quick story that illustrates how unpredictable farming can be. As you know, we need to replenish our laying flock and are starting our trial Cornish Cross meat bird batch. Well, instead of relying solely on incubation to…

Spring To-Do List

Spring is a busy time of year in nature; grass is coming out of dormancy, buds are swelling on trees, and bugs materialize from seemingly every fissure of earth. No matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that Winter isn’t that bad, our…