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September 12, 2019
Though Pastured Poultry at it's heart is a more hands on approach to farming, it doesn't mean we shouldn't use efficiencies where we can, especially when those efficiencies save our bodies from injury and unnecessary labor. The "Crate Skate" is one such efficiency we have created on our farm to help with the physical labor of using poultry crates during processing or relocation of birds. It's important to remember that the "humane" treatment of animals is extremely important, but it is equally important to realize the root word of "humane" is human, i.e. "the farmer". We can't properly care for our animals if we can't perform those tasks without injury.
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December 11, 2018
There is a recent dietary fad being promoted by Dr. Steven Grundry regarding a low lectin diet. Normally, we don't specifically address the merits of diets, however, in this case he feels this diet should transcend all animal species that make up our diets. He caught our attention when he began to discuss the diets of "Pastured Poultry". In response to some of his inaccurate assertions that chickens are "insectivores" and therefore should only consume insects and grass we wanted to provide a less simplistic and more detailed response to a proper chicken diet and what they require to grow and be healthy. This information is important to consider especially if you are asking your pastured poultry producer for chickens raised by Grundy's recommendation.
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December 10, 2018
Pastured Poultry is all about movement. Except when it isn't - but we wanted to change that. Here I will consider the advantages and challenges with stationary, mobile, and field brooding. This post can also be found in the APPPA Grit issue 108.
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August 19, 2018
This is the no-weld 10' x 10' pastured hoop design using 1 3/8" top rail (chain link fence) for construction. This design is great for hot climates and can be hardened for cold climates within reason.
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July 17, 2018
By popular request I have put together a guide for building the hanging hopper feeders we use in our pastured broiler shelters and layer coops. This design is very cost effective and in my opinion a low skill set requirement to build.
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