~ UPDATE - February 2014

Our Olive-egger breeding plan is moving right along! A new round of chicks are in the grow-out pen, until they are old enough to separate pullets from cockerels. We won't be keeping any of the mixed-breed boys this time around. We need to concentrate on building up a good selection of hens this season.

We converted a wine cooler with a broken compressor into a wonderful incubator and can now hatch with more room to keep eggs from each match in a hatch basket. The new incubator is also much more stable, thanks to an IncuKit control unit and excellent insulation.

There are currently four roosters in our breeding program - Schwartz, a black Ameraucana (for blue egg genes); BigBoy, a blue copper Marans (for extra dark brown egg genes and blue feather genes); Blaine, a cuckoo Marans (for dark egg genes and barred feather pattern); Frank, a black copper Marans (more dark egg genes, but mostly keeping him for his awesome copper-on-black coloring)


~ EGGS, CHICKS, and CHICKENS

Table eggs are still $4.00 per dozen. We manage our flock to keep the overhead low, and as the used car salesfolk say, we pass the savings on to you!

This May we will have point-of-lay olive-egger and Marans-cross pullets for sale - $25.

Hatching eggs will be available (local pick-up only) around the end of March - $10dz. We will update with a list of which roo/hen pens are available, and will test for fertility. We can also hatch custom batches using any combination of our roosters and hens. There is some lead time involved, so contact us if you are interested.

Day-old and up chicks, as available, for $5 ea.


~ PASTURED PORK - Due to an injured human, and full freezers, we may not raise pigs this year. Our next run of pigs will be Duroc crosses. We will also be using an improved pasturing set-up that will ensure happy pigs and tasty pork.


~ LOCAL FEED

We feed Skagit County-milled pellet from Conway Feed, Inc. The hens seem quite happy with this balanced locally-sourced ration. We feel a lot better keeping our hard earned dollars in the community supporting a local feed producer. Since Hannegan Feed sadly went out of business, we make the drive to the mill in Conway, so we know the feed is fresh.


Keep up with the daily doings at the Seven Trees Farm blog.

~ FUNNY

A farmer was milking her cow. She was just starting to get a good rhythm going when a bug flew into the barn and started circling her head. Suddenly, the bug flew into the cow's ear. The farmer didn't think much about it, until the bug squirted out into her bucket. It went in one ear and out the udder!


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Cheers!

Seven Trees Farm



Grandpa Sheldon at work...


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