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Black Chickens Having all types of chicken breeds accessible and ready for purchase was not always the case for backyard chicken owners. Now with relatively efficient ways to purchase and start raising any type of chicken breed you prefer, people have been more deeply exploring breeds that are exotic and hard to acquire, and those […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeA foot of snow fell at 1840 Farm on Thursday of last week. It was a cruel reminder that winter is not yet ready to release us from its icy grasp. It seemed incredibly harsh, given that we had enjoyed such warm sunshine only two days before. Nevertheless, by the end of the […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke In my last post, I shared the horror of finding two frozen and cracked eggs waiting for me in our coop on a frigid January morning. I removed their shells and placed them in a bowl in the hopes that they would defrost and be usable in a baking recipe. After they […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeEggs are a very precious commodity here at 1840 Farm. It has been almost a full year since our flock of heritage hens began laying eggs, yet the excitement of discovering an egg in the nest box hasn’t diminished at all. In fact, we still bring each egg into the farmhouse to weigh […]Read more »
by Rebecca Nickols Earlier this spring, I added three new chicks to my flock, making a total of five chickens residing in my coop. The new pullets started laying in late summer and now (in the fall) I’m getting about five wonderful, delicious eggs a day! The new breeds that I added have made my […]Read more »
by Kimberly Furry We only hatched one, lone Delaware chick from our first round of incubation a couple of months ago. Of the 12 eggs, only two fertilized and the one little guy never made it out of the egg. I figured it would be a good time to hunt for some Silkies, so our […]Read more »
by Jennifer Burcke Autumn is here. I’ve been trying to ignore its arrival, but I can no longer pretend that summer will go on forever. The nights are cooler, the days are shorter. It’s time to face facts and admit that the progression of the seasons is marching on with or without my blessing. I […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeWe’re halfway through the Purina 60 Day See the Difference Challenge here at 1840 Farm. I am already seeing a difference in our flock of heritage hens and I’ve managed to overcome a chicken keeping challenge in the process. Up until four weeks ago, I was at a loss for how to fix […]Read more »