With Fridig temperatures coming, our farm has to really ramp up all of our operations. Extra bedding for all of the pigs, waterers will need to be checked to make sure they don't freeze. All water tanks will need to be filled up and checks will be made to the water heaters.
Most of all, I will be making many trips to the barn to check on baby chicks and the baby turkeys. My checks will include standing for a minute to observe the chicks before I fully open the brooder box. Are they huddled under the light, are they moving freely around the box. Do the 2 heat lights need to be lowered or raised. I will also be taking out luke warm water from the house to water the chicks with. Last check of the barn at night is about 11 and the first check in the is at 6 am.
Of Course, the sow that is due to have her pigs will have them in this cold I'm sure!
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R Family Farm is a small-acreage family-business farm located just 3 miles north of Poplar Grove. We developed real local roots, and support from the community encouraged us to open our "On Farm" store.
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Saturday, March 7, & April 4
1102 McConnell Rd Farm Bureau Building from 9 am to Noon!
Sunday March 1, 9am-12pm
Algonquin Township Bldg #6
R Family Farm
6501 N Boone School
Poplar Grove, IL 61065
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