Chickens

At Fat Beet we love our laying hens. Not only do they provide us with scrumptious eggs, but they help us tend the land too!

Chickens

At Fat Beet we love our laying hens. Not only do they provide us with scrumptious eggs, but they help us tend the land too!

Chickens at
Fat Beet Farm

We do everything we can to ensure our chickens have the happiest, healthiest lives possible. In the coop and chicken run, the hens have a “living soil” floor. It has layers of compost, worms, and horse manure that all feed off each other.

The resulting soil is full of good bacteria and fungi, and the worms have plenty to feast on. This is especially important so the chickens can eat a healthy number of protein-rich worms each day, and all the activity beneath the surface makes the coop self-cleaning.

Besides eggs, the other great benefit that the chickens provide us is natural pest control and fertilization. We have a mobile coop, which allows us to transport the hens to graze in specific areas of the farm. Our chickens love to eat all the pesky insects in sight, and their waste throughout the day provides nitrogen to enrich the soil.

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Chickens

Activities At Fat Beet

Our extensive tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at how our farm operates. While on our tour, you will be able to view our vegetable gardens, compost, chickens, biodigester, bees, microgreens, preservation areas, and more! And, after the tour, you will have the opportunity to shop at our market or take home a fresh hot farm meal!

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