There has been a lot going on here at the farm this past week . . . but first, it’s meat chicken time! We received 200 chicks in this week which will be ready for purchase as roasters or parts in May.
The chicks need the temperature to be almost 100 degrees for the first week or more as they eat and drink. They have constant access to food for the first three weeks of life. After they are three weeks old they have access to food for 12 hours and then off for 12 hours. This controls how big they get.
In February, Birch Rise Farm became the next proud New Hampshire Farm Bureau member. The farm was also chosen to provide the Young Farmers of New Hampshire with turkeys for their 2019 Thanksgiving Charity baskets.
January 2019 Farmer Kate’s parents, Maureen and Rick Thalmann of Oakland, Michigan proudly wore their Birch Rise Farm jackets when they visited the city of Agra and the Taj Mahal during their two-week visit to India.