I live right in the middle of one of the largest populations of Amish, and not city slicker Amish either. The Amish here are mostly farmers with a few operating … Continue reading the story "Amish in Missouri"
Post Archives from the ‘The Homestead’ Category
Since our flock is a mix of heritage breeds we frequently have a hen go broody. I initially encouraged broodiness but the hens that went broody didn't stay dedicated to family life and abandoned their eggs before it was time. So I decided it wasn't worth the effort and incubated the eggs myself for years. [caption … Continue reading the story "The Broody Hen Scoop"
Why do I have a website? That is the question I will answer in this post. While this will not be the most interesting post I want those who read my blog and visit my website to know the mission. The main purpose … Continue reading the story "Website & Mission"
This post is several months behind.My wife came across some Coturnix quail chicks while at Rutledge Flea Market. Just four chicks but enough to give quail a try. We have since hatched 24 quail from eggs given to us by our neighbor. With all these quail we needed a good home for them. … Continue reading the story "White Oak Quail Tractor"
After experiencing record sales the Poultry division on Lewis Family Farm has been slated for expansion. We are adding more birds, more breeds and more chicken tractors. We will be establishing new breeding populations of Guineas, Midget White Turkeys, Barred Rock chickens, Rhode Island Red chickens, Silky chickens, Araucana chickens, Coturnix Quail, and Embden … Continue reading the story "Lewis Family Farm Poultry Division"
I think the majority of the traffic to my website has been from my Youtube video of my Ultimate PVC Chicken Tractor. I will answer many of the most common questions and concerns I receive about this chicken tractor. Question #1:Won't snakes, weasels, Badgers, Raccoons, and other chicken eating critters get in … Continue reading the story "Ultimate PVC Chicken Tractor Questions Answered"
I have built many different styles of PVC chicken tractors. I am all for improving existing designs as well as making new innovations. If you are building a custom tractor out of PVC or even other materials I am going to share design ideas that are worth incorporating into your model. [caption id="attachment_812" align="alignright" … Continue reading the story "Chicken Tractor Good Design Practices"
We kept several chicks last year to grow out and test the market for laying hens this spring. By keeping chicks through the winter they were ready to start laying this spring. We also plan on testing the market for chicks as well. We had good luck last fall, selling all 50+ chicks … Continue reading the story "Testing the Market"