We use mobile self contained pens to move our flocks around the farm so they can weed our gardens and kill harmful parasites!
Cotton Patch Geese
Until the 1950's Cotton Patch Geese were traditionally raised on southern Cotton and Tobacco farms. Used primarily for weeding fields, they also produce fine quality meat, soft down and fabulous eggs, making them a valuable multi purpose bird. The Cotton Patch Geese dislike of broad leafed forage meant they could be grazed in Cotton and Tobacco fields without risk of damaging the crop.
Unfortunately the invention of selective herbicides almost entirely replaced weeding on American farms. Today the Cotton Patch Goose is listed as critically endangered by the The Livestock Conservancy and is only saved by natual farmers who love the geese for their beauty, temperment and practicality.
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Grass Fed Chicken
Pasture raised Chickens play a vital role in our Multi-Species-Rotational-Grazing program by providing concentrated pasture cleansing.
As we move our Cattle around the pasture, our Chickens follow them eating cattle parasites and fly larvae. This greatly reduces disease in our cattle and sheep herds while providing a free source of food for the Chickens. A byproduct of the birds hunting bugs breaks up the Cattle's manure and allows the rain and earth worms to carry it down into the soil fertilizing the grass for free!
Grass Fed Chicken, both meat and eggs, have as many Omega 3 fatty acids as wild caught salmon. We raise Delaware and Dorking chicken along with raising flocks of meat Chickens by order only. Please contact us to get your name on the list for our next flock!
Originally from Guinea on the western coast of Africa, Guineas were first brought to England by the Romans, but they were lost after the fall of the Roman empire. Eventually the Portuguese rediscovered them in the late fifteenth century and introduced them back into Europe. Colonists then spread them to many parts of the world including North America.
Guinea Fowl, being a primarily carnivorous bird, roam our pastures eating any and all insects they can find. Their voracious appetite greatly reduces the population of harmful bugs like Ticks, Fire ants and Grasshoppers. The Guinea's diet helps keep our pastures and our herds healthy and parasite free!