New Chicks, New Ducks

Just a quick pass-through to let y’all know that Stone Family Farmstead has now acquired its new flock of chickens, and also added some Khaki Campbell ducks to the mix. We will write more later, but here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy~ (Some of the ducks you see are Golden 300’s, which […]

Chickens Out, Chickens In

One of the hardest things about farm life is the way we mustn’t allow ourselves to get too attached to our livestock, because inevitably, they die, they need to be replaced because they are no longer a working animal, we eat them (well, not us, but some people do), or one of myriad other reasons. […]

Sprouting Fodder to Boost Protein + 7 Day Sprouting System

As y’all probably have gathered, I am on a quest to learn how to mix my own feed for my animals. Along with the mixing of the feed, however, there are supplements to give. For instance, goats are prone to copper deficiency, so their diet must be supplemented with goat minerals. Laying chickens need a […]

Commercial vs. Home-Mixed Feed

Are you like me? Do you struggle with giving your animals commercial feed, but you are concerned not to for fear that they won’t get the correct levels of nutrients? Commercial feeds are so cheap, easy, and the perfect no-brainer option for the busy homesteader, but are they meeting the needs of your farm? I’m […]

New and Improved Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed {Non-GMO}

Each morning I head out to the chicken coop as my five girls wait in anticipation for breakfast. They know what’s coming–the new stuff! By the time I’m outside their large 8-foot-by-12-foot coop, they are excited to see me scooping just the right amount of protein-packed, non-GMO feed for each of them. I head inside […]

Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed

This recipe has been updated. See my New and Improved Homemade Whole Grain Layer Feed recipe. I’ve had my girls, Lucy and Ethel, since 2012. I was so ecstatic to get them and, if I say so myself, we’ve made each other very happy for the past three years. They have, believe it or not, […]

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