Your flock — all lovely ladies of laying age. But then chicken math gets the best of you and you find yourself with chicks, which grow into pullets, and wait, did one of those pullets just crow? Now you’ve found yourself with chickens of different ages, plus a rooster, and a flock with differing nutritional needs. The young pullets don’t need extra calcium yet since they’re not producing eggs, but the laying hens need their calcium boost for strong eggshells. And Mr. Rooster seems like he’s in a class of his own. Fret not, feeding a mixed flock is doable, and with a little vigilance easier than you think. When feeding a mixed flock, you want to feed according to the needs of the youngest mem

Keeping Farm Animals Cool in the Heat of Summer

The heat wave these last few days has taken a toll on all of us emotionally and physically. I have heard story after story about the loss of animals due to the heat. While this will always happen, there are ways to help your animals get through the hot days of summer. Rabbits ~ Keep them in a shady and well-ventilated area. Put frozen bottles of water in their hutches. Give your bunnies ceramic tiles to lay on. Chickens ~ Chickens open their beaks and spread their wings when they are extremely hot. Ice their water and/or check to make sure it is cool. Give the chickens frozen food: bananas, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, corn, etc. Shade, shade, shade. Misters. Shallow dis

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American Farm and Larder at Amy's Farm

7698 Eucalyptus Avenue

Ontario California 91762

Feed pick-up locations are offered throughout riverside, orange, and san Bernardino counties.
FEED PICK-UP HOURS at Amy's farm:
Monday through Friday by appt, 
Saturday 9am until noon (by appointment after noon). 
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