chickenfarmers Photos & Videos

4 days ago

When you are homeschooled and your grandparents are chicken farmers you get a biweekly field trip to the farm for a little work experience to earn your eggs. #homeschool #chickenfarmers #getthemeggs

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4 days ago

I started working on a book this week.. the evolution of how we went from 30 to over 3000 layers and everything I learned. I get questions all the time about chickens and I love sharing what I know. (I even surprise myself sometimes with how much chicken knowledge I have now.) this page will get a lot of the old farm pics put back up, so bear with me when I finally do a massive upload. If you’ve followed along for a while and have a chicken question, leave a comment and I’ll write about it. I made a TON of mistakes and I hope to pass those along with this project to help other farmers. . . This was one days worth of eggs..

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1 week ago

Mix n match eggs 😬Miscalculated how many eggs I’d need for breakfast. So the egg tray photo shoot is going something like this.

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1 week ago

I am happy to announce that we’re officially official! We are now NPIP certified, CA-487, and will be able to ship hatching eggs and chicks. . . Spring of 2019 we’ll have some fantastic breeds sure to add character to your flock and brighten up your egg basket! . . . . #supportsmallbusiness #supportsmalltowns #supportsmalltownbusiness #familyfarm #chickenfarmerlife #chickenfarmers #homesteading #backyardflock #backyardchicken #raisingchicks #raisingchickens #crazychickenlady #chickensarecool #chickensarecute #chickensareawesome

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1 week ago

I wrote a piece for @amconmag about the ways our system of agriculture have changedβ€”and the ways in which it is the same world John Steinbeck wrote about in β€œGrapes of Wrath.” Many farmers feel trapped in a system of growing and harvesting that is killing their land, animals, and way of life. Yet changing the way they farm, or the trajectory of their towns, seems impossible. Read more at the link in my profile.

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3 weeks ago

This week, I have been quiet due to a work trip that exhausted me. Meeting rooms, agendas, team dinners are not my thing. Being away from the house is not my thing. Stretching out in airport terminals is not my thing. I never thought I was a homebody until I’ve had obligations to leave home. And so, when I got my bearings today, after brewing a cup of coffee and feeling the steam already prickle the hair on my arms, after the damp heat of Summer surrounded me, I put on my boots and was greeted by a thousand tiny clucks. I was greeted by the faint smell of hay and wood chips and cut grass. I was greeted by tiny and curious eyes. And I opened the back door of the barn so they could greet the morning. This was all very much β€œmy thing”.

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3 weeks ago

New chickens moved in this week. All hands willing and on deck to unload boxes. These 2500 pullets are 18 weeks and ready to lay eggs any day now. πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ” They are white ISA hens that lay brown eggs (yes it's true ... brown eggs don't have to come from brown birds). The roosters help and fertilize the eggs. The fertilized eggs go to a local hatchery where they supply alot of local backyard and small flock farms with brown laying hens. We're doubling the sheep flock this year and also now have doubled the chicken flock. The kids were excited for new birds and like helping (sometimes) so this can one day be their chores ;). #chickenfarmers #ontarioeggfarmers #babymakers #mommieshelpers #farmkids #chickenwrestlers #wherebreakfaststarts @agmorethanever

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3 weeks ago

RP: @bestfoodfacts πŸ‘ Food Fact: All chickens raised for meat in Canada are hormone-free. That means you're getting safe, delicious chicken you can serve your family with pride and confidence. Want to learn more? Visit our website for the truth about Canadian farming.

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4 weeks ago

*Did you know* that there are actually many health benefits to eating chicken feet?! πŸ“πŸ‘£πŸ˜± Here are a few: πŸ“ they are a good source of immune-boosting minerals such as copper, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous and calcium πŸ“ the calcium, protein, cartilage and collagen they contain are good for strengthening your bones πŸ“ the collagen is also great for your joints, skin and nails πŸ“ injury-healing power πŸ“ good source of omega-3's πŸ“ they help to maintain healthy gums Just to name a few πŸ’« I can still remember as a young kid, being absolutely HORRIFIED when headlines hit that a McDonald's customer had discovered a CHICKEN FOOT in her mcnuggets (when in reality mcnuggets, er, McDonald's is what is actually horrifying- sorry). Now I receive a photo of my friend's kids chowing down on feet from our chickens and my heart smiles. Gnawing on toes like these guys not your idea of an enjoyable culinary experience?? Fear not! We include two feet in all of our "stock bone" packages- throw them in for the most flavorful & gelatinous broth. Pick some up this weekend at the Clarke County and Cascades farmers markets!

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1 month ago

These two chicken wranglers brought in today’s eggs 🍳 We have a couple egg hoarding hens out there and I’m not brave enough to reach in there and feel around under them πŸ“They fluff up their feathers and give me the evil eye 🀨 That’s the great thing about having kids, they can do scary jobs like this for you πŸ™‚ #kidsaregreat #brave #chickenfarmers #eggs #hoarders #hoarder #evileye #chicken #hens #fresheggs #farmkids #farmgirl #farmmom #iaintdoinit #egg #browneggs #cackleberries #farmchores #instagood #instalike #mom #momlife #homeschoolmom

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1 month ago

Our son Paul was not as enthusiastic to show a new piece we made unlike our daughter was the other day😁 His deal was he would do it if one of the dogs could be in it and if he could get a percent of the companyπŸ˜‚ Thankful for the few moments he gave. Add some legs to this table topper to make a pretty cool end table or use it as the base for your centerpiece. ferrelsflock.etsy.com

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1 month ago

In a moment, the farmhouse went from the mistress peacefully hanging clothes on the line, to the dogs barking loudly and hens wildly squawking. As the dogs ran as quickly as they could to the coop, the smallest farmer trailed behind them to see what was the commotion. The farm was not used to predators who were brazen enough to show themselves mid-afternoon, but the hawk that caused the stir must have felt he had a strong chance of success. As soon as the Great Pyrenees bark let the hawk know that he had been spotted, he took off from the grassy floor of the coop and returned to the sky. The smallest farmer then ran in to the coop to survey the damage - one hen, neck bloodied, but still alive. She scooped her arms full of the lady bird and ran back to the farm house to set up triage and give the hen her best chance of survival. * * * #chickenfarmers #farmgirl #iamamodernfarmer #chicken #childrensbooks

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1 month ago

Chicken mother with her adopted baby guinea hen children.

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1 month ago

#ad Ever since I first visited a chicken farm last year, I developed a deeper appreciation for the hard work that goes into raising chickens and the challenges farmers face! I learned so much and am always eager to continue learning, so when I got to take a closer look at the @PerdueChicken Animal Care Summit and how they have committed themselves as leaders in animal care, I was happy to learn more about how they are improving how they raise chickens with each passing year. #PerdueAnimalCare Join me #ontheblog and learn more -- #linkinprofile >> https://kitchenconfidante.com/changing-the-way-they-raise-chickens-a-look-into-the-perdue-animal-care-summit

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