Farm Animals

  • Winter Prep On The Farm

    Winter Prep On The Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm October 18, 2021

    Even though we are still feeling the fall vibes here on the farm, it was a brisk 43 degrees when we woke up this morning reminding our family that winter is not only coming, but faster than we want. Winter prep on the farm.  The image above was our first winter here (last year) and it was as stunning as it looks.  PURCHASE OF HAY/STRAW The grasses are starting to…

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  • August Updates on The farm

    August Updates On The Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm September 13, 2021

    Since we are well into September, I suppose it’s time for August updates on the farm lol. Time is a thief and it has definitely gotten away from us this month. You can read all about our July updates here.  THE CHICKEN SITUATION Well, to make a very long story short, we are culling our chicken flock. This was not an easy decision but a well thought out one. First,…

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  • July Updates On The Farm

    July Updates On The Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm July 23, 2021

    I know I say this every time we do a farm update, but it’s been busy lol. The gardens, the livestock, the home…all of it. July updates on the farm.  CONSISTENT EGGS The kids and I took a quick trip to Pigeon Forge (more on that later) and when we got back home…the egg situation was insane. Five days of eggs on this farm is no joke and most of…

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  • Top medications to have on hand when owning poultry

    Top Medications For Poultry

    Pendleton Family Farm June 27, 2021

    Top medications to have on hand when you own poultry. No one wants their livestock to get sick. Ever, but things happen and the best thing you can do is to be prepared. Here is what our farm has on hand at all times to make sure everyone stays well. This post is for information purposes. Please speak to your veterinary specialist before making an informed decision.  *Please note this…

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  • How to keep the duck mess under control

    How To Keep The Duck Mess Under Control

    Pendleton Family Farm June 25, 2021

    The water, the poop, the holes dug with big ol’ duckbills…it can be overwhelming. I know for us is was starting to become an “issue.” If you don’t own ducks, you have no idea how messy they can be. Here are some tips that have helped us to contain the mess a little. Enough so I’m not loosing my mind.  MY BEAUTIFUL DUCKS It’s no surprise (I mention it often),…

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  • Pendleton Family Farm has eggs

    We Have Eggs

    Pendleton Family Farm June 22, 2021

    We have eggs! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be this excited about farm fresh eggs, but after you care for an animal for 18 weeks, feed, love, and give them the very best life humanly possible…it’s magical. Like a big butt nugget thank you. 🙂 DUCK EGGS The kicker? We’re not just getting chicken eggs, but delicious rich duck eggs as well. It’s embarrassing how…

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  • Keeping Poultry Healthy

    Keeping Poultry Healthy

    Pendleton Family Farm June 1, 2021

    One of our number one goals on this farm is to have not only happy animals, but healthy ones. Animals who are healthy produce healthy offspring, healthy eggs, milk, and meat. There are a bunch of things you can do to make that a reality and I’m going to share what we do to keep our poultry healthy. FOOD & WATER WATER Everyone knows to begin a healthy regimen you…

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  • May Updates on the Farm

    May Updates On The Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm May 25, 2021

    Our first pastured fenced, adding more chickens, and anxiously awaiting our first eggs…May updates on the farm.  I’m not gonna lie, it’s getting harder and harder to blog frequently. There is something to always do on the farm and squeezing time in to write (even though it’s one of my favorite things) is difficult. Just this morning as I was filling up waters for all the animals, I kept thinking…

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  • How To Introduce New Ducklings To Your Original Flock

    How To Introduce New Ducklings To Your Original Flock

    Pendleton Family Farm May 12, 2021

    How To Introduce New Ducklings To Your Original Flock. You plan everything out. You’ve read all the books and articles. Now it’s time to finally introduce your new ducklings to the original flock, but how? Here is how we did it.  FIRST AND FOREMOST Before going on, I want to remind you that not only is every flock different, but you have to use your best judgement. Do you have…

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  • April updates on the farm

    April Updates On The Farm

    Pendleton Family Farm May 4, 2021

    April updates on the farm are here. We’ve been here 6 MONTHS! I can’t even wrap my head around that. It has flown by. Here is what we’ve been up to this month.  NEW CHICKEN COOP(S) We are starting our plans for the mobile chicken coop, but until then, the older pullets needed somewhere larger than a brooder to stretch their wings. I had been searching for forever for a…

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