Blog Authors are employed or involved with Polyface. However, posts will cover a large genre of topics. Statements, ideas and opinions may differ somewhat from practices, beliefs and vision of Polyface.
Heather enjoys gardening, farming, cooking, crocheting, embroidery, and being with family and friends.
Leanna enjoys farming, gardening, knitting, spinning, baking, and anything that has to do with the homesteading lifestyle.
Sheri enjoys family, reading, writing, baking, quilting, scrapbooking, knitting, gardening, canning, and is very active in her church.
Susan enjoys music, hiking, tending animals, gathering flowers and berries, fermenting, cooking, and making cheese.
Connecting Experience, Education and Enthusiasm in Farming.
- HEY POLYFACE TRIBE MEMBERS: THIS SYSTEM WANTS YOU: November 21, 2017
- Central VA Raw Dairy and Grassfed Meat Farm Offering Internship November 21, 2017
- Farm needs help/sustainable farmer November 14, 2017
- Full Time Packer/Sorter November 9, 2017
- Lead Packer/Sorter November 9, 2017
- Looking for grazing lease November 9, 2017
- Looking to learn farming; young aspiring future farmer wanting to just get started! August 15, 2017
Started Oct 3, 2011
Tag Archives: Brooder
We are actually farmers! It seems so fitting that our first batch of chicks should arrive of the first day of Spring. Granted, there was snow on the ground and the temperature outside didn’t exactly bring to mind cuddly chicks and Easter bunnies, but they came none the less! Prior to their arrival, John had … Read the Rest
Our babies are doing well and growing like weeds! Jonathan (JAK) is taking care of the chicks on a daily basis. Daily chores for the chicks include making sure all of the heaters stay lit so that the chicks don’t get cold. Making sure the chicks have feed and water at all times is also … Read the Rest
Anticipation was brimming despite the drizzling rain as Miriam called the post office early in the morning… “Hello?” “Hi Heather, this is Miriam.” “Hey, I was just going to call you! Your chicks are here! They’re so cute, I peaked at a couple of them!” Daniel and we three apprentices (Jonathan, Miriam, and I) went to … Read the Rest
Spring is on its way; we’re beginning to see its cheery head trying to pop up everywhere! When I think of Spring the first thoughts that come to mind are bright images of flowers, bunnies, budding trees, greening grass, and, yes, chicks! The trees might not be budding just yet, flowers aren’t blooming yet, but … Read the Rest
Everyone’s heard of your home going through Spring cleaning, sometimes you even have a Fall cleaning… If you’re one of Polyface’s chickens, your home goes through a Winter cleaning, too. That’s right, I’m talking about our brooder. Between our broiler chicks and our last batch of layer chicks this past year we used a pressure … Read the Rest
The “big brooder” isn’t the only brooder we have here at Polyface. We also have what we call our “mini brooders”. We have two square brooders that each have a gas overhead heater, windows on either side, and hinges on the roof to make a “door”. This is where Heather brooded the chicks she hatched … Read the Rest
When I say “the big brooder”, I’m not talking about a large person who routinely worries about (or broods over) life. For lots of farmers, and especially everyone here at Polyface, the word “Brooder” conjures an entirely different image… “The Brooder” is a heated building on our farm designed to provide an optimal environment … Read the Rest