"I hope she's not egg bound. I've had 2 hens have this problem and neither has survived more than 2 days. I even tried breaking the egg and gently removing the pieces but this is just too traumatizing I think. Someone one…"
"Thought I'd share my method for the tea. Brew the sage leaves. Then I put the garlic through a press and then use the mortar and pestle to really smash the little pieces. I add it to the strained tea and finally add some…"
"My cure-all is sage tea with garlic and honey. This has brought back droopy looking chix to normal. I don't know what their issue was but this has worked several times. I really have no clue what's up with your hen but I…"
"My only other suggestion would be to see if some of the chicken people here in Maine--there are chicken clubs around. Maybe you already know of them. Maybe some one has experienced this before. Sorry."
"PS I have a chicken that I rescued from the side of the road and I believe she was dumped there because she has a problem laying fully formed eggs. I really don't care as she is beautiful and a sweet thing, but then again I'm a softie. But…"
"Hi Bethany. I don't know what going on but how about posting on the Back Yard Chicken forum and see if anyone has any ideas. If the oyster shell is not doing it, I haven't a clue unless you have one chicken that has a problem. I think the…"
"Jon, the latest copy of Mother Earth News has an article about recommended breeds for eggs and meat. Also the cooperative extension might be a resource too. I've called them before when looking for chickens. And one other thing. There is a…"
"You could make a strong tea of sage and then squeeze the garlic in. I used this for my chickens when I thought something was going on. I used my pestle to grind the garlic further, adding the tea as I went along to make a sort of slurry and gave…"
"I'm always looking for good tempeh recipes. My husband doesn't really like the taste of it, but I know how nutritious it is and one of the best sources of soy protein. I pan fry it so it's crispy after I marinate it and tried other…"
On Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm in the Belfast Free Library, located at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast, there will be a free screening of "American Meat", a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in the U.S. Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and…See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Eggs! We have a number of vendors bringing all sorts of eggs and will have a local egg Q&A with display area for…See More
Dear Colleague, Thanks to your efforts and those of many local, state and regional food system advocates, New England is creating a more sustainable and resilient food system. Together, we can further advance our work by promoting innovative and supportive public policies. Toward that end, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group are excited to let you know about our new report, …See More
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Maple Syrup! There will be all sorts of delicious maple offerings including maple sugar, maple cream and candy, maple…See More
An on air auction benefit for WERU Community Radio offers more than 70 certificates donated by local farms, farmers markets, fisheries and garden suppliers. During the fast-moving, live auction each item is described on air and bidders call in their bids for farm produce, dairy and cheeses, meats, seafood, bales of hay, useful tools, organic compost, and garden amendments, all produced locally. Auction items will be listed in advance at www.weru.org, along…See More
Welcome to the conversation about how we, the people of Maine, can take cooperative action to sustainably grow as much of our food within Maine as possible - for our environment, our economy & for our health!
The Maine Network of Community Food Councils will be hosting a morning with Mark Winne on Friday, March 21st at St. Mary's Nutrition Center in Lewiston.Mark is a national Food Policy Council guru and author of the new book: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial AgricultureJoin us at 8:30 for breakfast (donation appreciated), followed by Mark talking about his book, and then a discussion of food councils, focused especially on the Food…See More
This group is for all who: a) are on a land search b) might have /know of land available c) wants to discuss / contribute to discussion about land search & all related issues - real estate, land features/qualities, land trusts, long-term leases, etcSee More
For discussing issues around farmers' markets in Maine, for veterans, newbies, those in between and those thinking about starting or attending a farmers' market.Start by signing up or signing in to ask a question by starting a discussion.See More
For full course details and to RSVP and hold a spot, use the web site link above!A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running May through September 2014 in Unity, Maine. Co-sponsored by MOFGA and held at the Common Ground Education Center.This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers,…See More