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Archive for January, 2014

Home to Roost

Well, this winter we had a huge dilemma. We needed to get new winter housing for the laying flock, as the old high tunnel we were using will now be used for growing vegetables. We decided to go with the Colossal Chick-Inn Hutch (manufactured by ClearSpan). After some weather delays, we finally finished putting up the structure a week ago. We gave half of the space to the young pullets and the other half to the laying hens. The laying hens were so impressed with their new home that egg production went from 4 eggs a day to 24 eggs a day, in just one week!

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No, we are not starting a dairy, but my friend Max Benedikt of Benedikt Dairy, just got his Grade A certificate and has now offered to add a milk CSA drop off point here at our farm! The great thing about Benedikt Dairy”s milk, is that it is raw, certified organic and produced from 100% grass-fed Jersey cows. To find out more information about how to sign up for a milk share, contact Max or Melissa.

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