Chicks Are Here

Broiler chicks have arrived at Polyface Farm! Now that the chicks are here, it really feels like spring has begun. This is my first year overseeing the broiler operation, and it’s exciting to begin raising the first batch of chicks.

The chicks will live in the brooder until three weeks of age, and then they will enjoy Polyface’s green pasture until they are about eight weeks old.

What is happening at your home or farm to begin the new spring season?
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About Kristen Long

Kristen Long came to Polyface as an intern in the summer of 2010. She enjoyed the lifestyle and work here and is now freezer organizer and inventory manager. Kristen was born and raised in Virginia and was homeschooled most of her school years. As a teen, she began raising dairy calves and milking cows before coming to Polyface. Kristen is blessed to be engaged to her best friend, Ben Beichler. They will be married in 2012 and manage DoubleB Acres, LLC.

7 Responses to Chicks Are Here

  1. Leanna says:

    We have 6 baby goats!

  2. Anonymous says:

    10 calves on the ground 🙂

  3. cody says:

    Spring in the world of organic composting means breaking out of the winter chill and getting ready for all the gardeners to start planting amazing veggie gardens using great high quality soils. We are pushing gardening workshops and teaching people all about soils in Nevada, one of the hardest places to grow your own food. I enjoy your mission and values and wish their were more farms like yours in our area. We used to be dairy farmers and now are one of the largest composting facilities in Nevada. Spring means grow time! Thanks for the great work.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Our first spring on our leased farm! So excited to see the spring grass. Bees will arrive soon. Veggies have been started. October chicks will be laying soon. Broiler chicks and processing equipment to arrive next week. Our four beef cows are prancing and bucking in the fields and will soon be joined by our two dairy cows.

  5. John Dahlberg says:

    Ossabaw Island Piglets born,
    Broilers Arrive Tomorrow,
    Seelings started and waiting for planting,
    Quick hoops being made,
    Much more

  6. Nathaniel Griffin says:

    Chicago has just started to see lovely weather, we have 5 days til the due date of our first child, I'm trying to finish building our chicken coop (using found lumber), I've cleared our front yard garden space to prepare for tilling and planting of veggies, I put out the bird bath, ordering a new "pidgeon/squirrel safe" feeder, set up our reclaimed water barrel, opened some windows, turned on some music and took in the first breath of Spring!

  7. Carie says:

    We have baby goats, broiler chicks arrived yesterday, we get our piglets tomorrow and baby bison are right around the corner! Spring is my favorite time on the farm! Everything is new fresh and clean and you have a whole new season to work your magic upon the land!