Newman Pastures
A Whidbey Island Pasture-Based Farm
2100 Newman Rd
Langley, WA 98260

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Category Archives: Chickens

The Chicken Pyramid – a new chicken tractor concept

Today I’m going to talk about the chicken pyramid, which is my new concept for a chicken tractor. A chicken tractor, for those who haven’t heard the term, generally refers to a portable chicken coup. This is in contrast to more typical coup-and-run situations for a lot of backyard chicken owners, or intensive barn situations […]

New chicks again

Our main product during the first year of operation will likely be pasture-raised broiler chickens. Later we plan on diversifying into a number of other products, but many of those take a long time to mature – cattle take a couple years, and fruit trees may take a decade. So, a lot of the early-ramp-up […]

Webcam high speed video of baby chicks

What’s cuter than baby chicks? Well, not too much. To get our laying flock going, we got 50 Rhode Island Reds, which are a fantastic breed for pasture-based egg laying. Right now they are still just a few days old, so they need to be in a warm environment. I set up a special brooder […]