Posts Tagged ‘Free range’

Free Range: Why I choose not to June 12, 2015 9 Comments

“Free Range Eggs!” Before having chickens of my own I though this was the gold standard of eggs and what I should look for.  You don’t want eggs from chickens that are confined, right? Well, when looking into the horror that is factory egg production I realized that a “Free Range” stamp was not all […]

Eating seasonally: why follow the lead of your chickens? June 8, 2012 4 Comments

It’s just about time for wild blackberries to ripen in my area; I can hardly wait!  The chickens and I like eating seasonally , and the girls enjoy the blackberries just as much as I do. We have all sorts of fruits at our farm–blackberries, black raspberries, peaches, apples, plums, persimmons, cherries and pears, just […]

Free Range? Four Ways to Manage your Small Flock June 1, 2012 50 Comments

For people new to chicken keeping, deciding how they will manage their flock—free range or confined— can be pretty daunting. Part of the problem is that there isn’t really one BEST way to keep a flock. A lot will depend on your own situation. For instance, my chickens free range in the true sense. That […]