Spring Happenings on the Faulk Farmstead :: Faulk Farmstead

Spring Happenings on the Faulk Farmstead

Spring on the farmstead?  Ab-so-lutely CRAZY.  Busy to the point of fault.  But not to worry – we are loving every moment of it! Although the Faulk Farmstead blog has been a bit quiet lately (due to Spring craziness and a super-secret upcoming project!), the farmstead itself has been anything but quiet.  Curious what we’veRead more

Chickens & Mites: Prevention and treatment :: Faulk Farmstead

Chickens & Mites: Prevention and Treatment

If you are like most chicken-keepers, you want your chickens to be healthy, happy, and comfortable.   Occasionally, however, your chickens may end up with – how shall I say? – uninvited guests? Meet the mites.   Red Mites:  These are a biting/blood-sucking type of mite, that act similar to a tick.   These canRead more

fermenting chicken feed

Why We Ferment Our Chicken Feed

“What?! You ferment your chicken feed?!”   Yessirree!  I most certainly do!  Not crazy, I tell you…   Let’s go back to how I got to this point…   A number of months ago, I was looking at mixing my own chicken feed.  I was tired of feeding my girls plain ol’ layer pellets, voidRead more


Just a Few Reasons Why… We Love Our Chickens

Have you ever heard that chickens are the gateway drug to farming? At least, that’s how it was for me. When my dreams of farming were first forming, it seemed like the natural way to start – A few chickens.  You know, just enough to get a few eggs. Nothing crazy.  Not like twenty-something chickens. Oh,Read more

Thursday’s Thought: Fermented Feed

  This past week, we started fermenting our chicken feed.   I was really curious how the chickens would like it.  Would they turn their beaks up?  Would I be a chicken-mama scorned?   I don’t have to wonder any longer – She just told me:  “Mama!  This food is da bomb!”   Thanks, littleRead more

Here Chicken, Chicken, Chicken… (A Chicken Love Link-Up!)

Chickens have clearly been on my brain lately – Could you tell? First I had to tell you the in’s and out’s of chicken-ing here on the Faulk Farmstead – Remember that? And then I got all granola crunchy on you and told you “Don’t throw away those eggshells!!” – Right? So I HAD toRead more