To keep our hens from danger, we have guard dogs trained to oversee the hens as they roam the land. We have six dogs that grew up along side the chickens and have made a huge difference in protecting the flock. Meet Bert, Ernie, Tom, Jerry, Marley, and Mo!
About our Hens
We run our hens on an integrated system, which means that we first graze the pasture with cattle. They will eat the taller grass leaving enough for the hens to forge on when we move the hens. The hens are moved in portable coops built to have everything they need to live on pasture. The hens will eat bugs and short grass left all while fertilizing the ground with their manure. The ladies are then rotated to the next pasture while the previous space is irrigated and rested to grow back stronger then before.
Being raised on (MALT) protected property, we have the opportunity to create a carbon farm plan. We have been working with the Marin Carbon Project to find ways to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and help fight climate change through rotational grazing and compost application.
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