Is something organic if it is shipped across the country? What about the fuel that is used and how that affects our environment, not to mention the freshness of the food and a myriad of other factors. Over the last few years i have been reading everything i can get my hands on to help me answer these and other questions so sit back, relax and explore where my quest has taken me thus far.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Four Springs Farm day 3

Our last day :(

These are the broiler chickens, we helped to give them water, they were very nice.

These are young laying hens who have not started to lay eggs yet.  Mr. Mouse made friends with one who got stuck in the fence, I think she had a little chicken crush on him.....

This gentleman was the head rooster for the older ladies who did lay eggs.  
I liked his fancy tail feathers.

This is the laying hens house.  All the different chickens and turkeys are moved to a different part of the farm each day to help keep the grasses healthy and so the chickens get fresh bugs and grasses to eat each day.  The little fence is a mild electrical fence to protect the birds more from predators than to contain them. 

These are the turkeys (obviously) they are only about 2 months old, they make the cutest little cooing noises and are kind of funny to watch.

The farm barn and one of the little camp cabins.

One last sunset to round out our trip......

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