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While spring is most certainly sprung and the most recent snowstorm officially melted away into the land of blissful ignorance, I can’t help but feel like I’m still playing a lot of … more
When deciding if it’s the right time for you to own livestock, poultry or other various furry and feathery friends, there are a multitude of considerations to be made prior to the animals … more
For almost a decade, the only animals that lived on the farm were a few goats and one donkey, and somehow along the way we ended up with a rooster, which led to hens, some more chickens, and finally … more
Autumn greetings from all the animals at Breezy Acres Farm! We are currently preparing for all things fall, loading up on hay bales, mucking pens, and trimming hooves. Soon it will be time to treat … more
Hey, chicken tenders! It’s Kristin, from the Chicken Librarian, here to tell you all about feeding those beautiful birds. If you caught us in the last Our County Home, you learned all about getting started with keeping chickens. This time, let’s dive in to discussing how to feed your birds. You’d think it was pretty straightforward, and it is, but there are a few things you need to know. more
If you have been paying attention to recent events this past year, you’ll know that chicken-keeping is the newest back-to-basics obsession. In fact, I’m not sure which is the hotter item, … more
I once had the responsibility of teaching health and nutrition to incoming students at Job Corps. This residential program run by the Department of Labor offers impoverished youth from ages 16 to 24 … more
As spring quickly approaches, there are many things to catch up on with the animals here at our small-scale farm, Breezy Acres. The mucking of pens, trimming of hooves and de-worming of feathered and … more
To be clear, the warrior chick is not the author, but literally a pullet named Daisy. Pairing here poultry-inspired philosophy with Hunter Hill’s article on unforeseen blessings (River … more
Happy new year! I hope all of you and your fluffy friends had a healthy and safe holiday. With the wintry weather here, some of the animals on the farm need to be bundled up to keep warm. Did you … more
At the beginning of the summer, my wife and I began an experimental enterprise to produce chickens for meat—not just in a single batch, but as a part of what might become a business that we … more
Here at our mini-farm in Damascus, PA, my 10-year-old donkey, four goats and chickens can’t wait for autumn because they know they will soon be getting the delicious gift of pumpkins! Did … more
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