The Problem with Broiler Chickens I was enjoying watching my broiler chickens grow as I do every year when an unexpected thing happened. We had an animal come up during the night and break into the pen and kill half of my broilers. As no pen is completely varmint proof, we knew this could happen. … [Read more…]
While we love all of our animals, I personally have a special appreciation for our chickens. Our chickens provide my family with much needed eggs. With four guys in the house, we go through a lot of eggs. I took a special liking to these chicks and wanted a wonderful broiler pen for them. My … [Read more…]
It’s time to build a new broiler pen. We are building a pen in the style of Joel Salatin with our own twist. This is a learn as you go process. We have built one before that was 10 X 12. That was to large for our small area. We have a little more area … [Read more…]
It’s hatching week here on the farm. We had about 40 chicks to hatch. Here are some pictures of our babies. We do use a cabinet style incubator and hatcher as well as a battery style brooder that was purchased several years ago.
It is repair and cleaning weekend here at the farm. There is much to do with only one day to it in. Here of some of our chickens out roaming while we clean and do some minor repairs to the coop. Our “senior” rooster. Our “junior” rooster. Our happy crew heading back … [Read more…]