Category Archives: pasture

Goodbye George

George

George, our 2 year old rooster, left our farm yesterday.  His crime…too rough with the hens.  They were in danger of not having enough feathers and down on their backs to survive the winter.  They were trying to avoid him by staying outside the coop and pen and ended up roosting out in the elements, getting soaked.  Georgie Jr, his son, is taking a “time out” in a separate pen until the hens fully recover.  For the first time in weeks all of the hens spent the night sheltered in the coop.

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Duck flock reduction

Too many males! Nine young drakes left our farm yesterday. We now have 2 drakes and 9 ducks with a focus on egg production.

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Meet Willow Meadow Fern!

Willow Meadow Fern

We have named Willow’s doeling, Fern.  She is 2 weeks old and was allowed out into the pasture with us yesterday.  She now hops up into your lap and enjoys being pet and cuddled.

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New hens are enjoying their new home and pasture!

Foraging in the freshly mowed pasture.

Our young rooster has taken charge of our eight new hens.  He’s doing an excellent job leading them into the pasture by day and then back to the coop in the evening.   They have settled in nicely and are laying lots of eggs!

Georgie Junior and his new hens.

Free range heaven!

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