An Egg’s Journey

An Egg’s Journey

Have you ever wondered how an egg is made? Thanks to Sarah Mayhugh, a homesteader in Virginia, we have a wonderful visual to help you understand this process. A female chick is born with thousands of ova on its ovaries, but not all of the ova will reach maturity....
What Do My Chickens Need in the Winter?

What Do My Chickens Need in the Winter?

Winter weather brings out all sorts of concerns about the health and safety of our flocks. Commonly asked questions include the following: What should I feed them? Are they warm enough? Do I need a heater? Chicken sweaters? What if it snows?   Here are a few...
Chaffhaye… Yeast or Mold?

Chaffhaye… Yeast or Mold?

We’ve had a lot of questions lately regarding Chaffhaye, a product for which we are authorized dealers. The most common question is in regards to the yeast found within the fermented product and whether or not it is mold. To explain it best, here is a summary of the...
Why Should You Eat Organic?

Why Should You Eat Organic?

A recent study published in The British Journal of Nutrition has provided strong evidence for the benefits of consuming organic produce. Barański et al. (2014) performed an extensive meta-analysis of 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the differences between...
Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 4

Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 4

What better way to end our series on Winter Nutrition and Preparation than with horses! Equine nutrition builds on the material previously covered in this series but with a unique twist in the digestive process. While horses are a monogastric species, digestion occurs...
Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 3

Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 3

To understand ruminant nutrition, one must first look at the anatomical differences between ruminant and non-ruminant species. Ruminants have a four-chambered stomach that allows them to digest food in a completely unique manner. The rumen is approximately 60% of the...
Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 2

Winter Nutrition and Preparation, Part 2

There’s a lot on the web about how to care for your poultry flock during the cold season and a lot of it can be confusing and over the top. Here are our 3 basic steps for winter care that will keep both you and your flock happy: Step 1: Check the coop The coop...