Jurassic Flock Farm 

198 E. Carters Valley Rd.

Kingsport, TN 37660

nathan@jurassicflockfarm.com

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December 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Stephanie Wuorenma

Phone: (202) 446-2138
Email: mediarelations@agreenerworld.org

Website: www.agreenerworld.org

FIRST FARM IN KINGSPORT, TN, AWARDED TOP ENVIRONMENTAL AND ANIMAL WELFARE CERTIFICATION   

-- Jurassic Flock Farm uses sustainable agriculture methods to earn Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW certification for their pasture-raised laying hens --

KINGSPORT, TN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017)--The flock of laying hens at Jurassic Flock Farm is now Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW). This certification andfood label lets consumers know these animals are raised outdoors on pasture or range in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent farm. 

Like other Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW farmers across the country, Nathan and Jessica Gaude recognize the growing consumer interest in how animals are raised on farms. Managin...

May 25, 2017

     Yes, I'm a Smith's fan from long ago and still like to dig out my old CD's like The Queen is Dead and Hatful of Hollow and listen to Morrissey swoon on about lost love, life and other sad themes.  Sometimes if I'm a bit gloomy it actually cheers me up.  Not sure how that works, but it does.  I think it has something to do with balance and perspective.  When Jessica and I started out on our pilgrimage to find out what "wellness" really means we found lots of information.  The first thing is that wellness is never really a state of being that you can achieve, but rather something you strive and work towards continually and constantly.  When people say they  are well, or doing well, they are usually thinking about one particular area of their life.  To sum up those areas we wanted to created our own chart.

(Sidebar :  What in the heck does this post have to do with starting a farm or homestead?  Well, good question.  This search for we...

May 24, 2017

      This was yet another adventure of ours that we thought we could learn from Google and other chicken sites.  Well, as it is almost always true, things are never as easy as they appear when someone else is doing them.  When we integrated our last flock in the main group it took a long time.  Or should I say we were very cautious and afraid that we'd have a blood bath on our hands if we pushed them together to fast.  So this time we had the great idea of using a broody hen (or two) to raise the chicks and help integrate them into the larger flock.  

     So we did our typical homework and started reading everything we could find in our chicken books and online about using a broody to raise day old chicks.  Let me tell you, there's not a lot out there.  There is tons of stuff about using a broody to hatch eggs, but it's not quite the same.  And the few people that do talk about it just give hints and vague details about parts of the process, the part...

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