Our motley crew of baby chickens and ducks spent the day outside in the chicken tractor while enjoying their first 80-degree day. Fresh air does them good. The sensation of grass and dirt between their toes, spindly chicken legs, and mud-flap-like duck feet/paddles, provides a thrill. A quick breeze ruffles brand new feathers, briefly exposing … More Chickens and Clotheslines for Connectivity With the Natural World
Another bitterly cold morning with wind chills around 50 below zero. These are the days when the chickens and duck just hunker down and get by. This is no frills living for them as they bide the time in their tiny 4 X 6 foot coop all day long. A 40 watt light bulb in … More Keeping the Flock Healthy in Frigid Sub-Zero Temperatures
Many people fantasize about quitting their day job in order to pursue a dream, start their own business, or simply live independently from “The Man.” When Jason Amundsen lost yet another day job, rather than pound the pavement for employment, he identified a niche to fill himself. In a recent conversation at his poultry operation … More A Locally Hatched Business
It’s hard to believe, but this motley crew of chicks should crank out somewhere between 2,800 – 3,200 eggs for our family (and a few for VIP’s nearby) before we ship them out for retirement in 2.25 years (calculation based on 5 laying hens). See if you can pick out the odd duck! We picked … More Duck! The Chickens are Here!