At two months old, Farmer Man figured The Chicks were ready to go outside. It's hard to believe these forty gangly teenagers were little balls of fluff that fit into the palm of my hand just two months ago! They spent their first month in his shop, in a pen, under heat lamps. They've spent their second month in the cleared out greenhouse, with more room and some sunlight coming through the partially covered windows. So, on a nice summer day, Farmer Man arranged the portable electric fencing and opened the greenhouse door! It took a little while and then some of the bolder started to cross the threshold. Within an hour, they were all outside, happily scratching and pecking under the trees and peonies! Some of the really smart ones found the area by the birdbath, under the bird feeder and were having a feast. The fence had not been electrified, and we discovered that The Chicks could go right through it - so at this time there are Chicks free-ranging all over the backyard and around the south side of the barn! Seems to be making Rocky the Rooster a little uncomfortable - he already has too many girls to take care of. The most fun: Rocky was crowing (whether a greeting or a warning we do not know) and one of the little Ameraucana's was trying to answer back in a rather strangled little 'bugle' call. The ten little Ameraucana's came to us unsexed and we were pretty sure there was at least one male - now we know for sure!
Down at Aagaard Farms we are busy planting, growing and tending gardens, chickens, goats, pigs and more! We sell direct to our customers through a Community Supported Agriculture program for families who don't have time or space to grow their own produce.
We practice sustainable growing using organic practices. Our desire is to bring fresh, naturally good food from our farm to your table. We are excited to share what's happening on the farm ... here on THE VINE!