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What does “Free-Range” really mean??

“Free-Range refers to chickens being allowed to range freely outdoors where they can eat whatever grass, weed seeds, insects and worms they choose.  This results in more nutritious eggs, and meat for consumers, and more healthy humane conditions for the birds.  Many producers will label their eggs free-range when they are really not.” Check out […]

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Raising Chickens Creates Strong Community

In many school districts, or at least at Katonah Elementary School, hatching chicks in first grade is one of the highlights of Elementary school.  As a class, students learn how to care for a living thing.  They learn that it requires hard work, which can sometimes be messy and smelly.  However, it all becomes worth […]

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Backyard Chicken Myths

There have always been some typical myths about raising chickens that are simply not true! They don’t attract bugs, in fact they are great bug control for your yard.  They aren’t smelly unless they are locked up without being cleaned out at all.  The rooster is the only noisy bird, which isn’t completely necessary to […]

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Five Reasons You Should Own Chickens

Have you ever thought about raising chickens but assumed there would be some regulation against it? Check again! You might be shocked at how many chickens you’re allowed to have!   I read this article on “The Pioneer Way” from last year about some solid reasons to raise your own chickens that still hold true. […]

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Raising Chickens is possible in Urban Environments too!

Just read a post in The New York Times Environmental blog called “Urban Garden? Check. Now, Chickens” about raising chickens in urban environments! “The birds have helped to strengthen a sense of community among her neighbors.” “I love my chickens. They’re my pets. They come when I call them, they make great noises, and homegrown […]

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Front Yard Coop talks about hunting and cooking with venison!

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Positive Feedback on our Hunting Weekends!

Dear Nancy and Peter: I wanted to thank you both for another successfully experience for me at Bray Farm. As you know, the hunting part for me is important (and I do treasure any deer meat), but for me it’s the whole experience that Bray Farm gives me. Once I enter the Bray Farm property, I […]

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