Building Permanent Culture in Knoxville
As some of you may have heard, CAC Beardsley Community Farm is mourning the loss of two of our lovely hens. A raccoon got into their coop over the weekend and we lost two of our dear ladies.
Does anyone have any leads on where we might be able to find a couple laying hens to replace our lost ladies? We are looking for young hens (not necessarily chicks) who are still laying regularly. Because Beardsley is a non-profit, free hens would be best but we may be able to scrounge up some money to pay for two new ladies.
For those of you who are not familiar with Beardsley, we are an urban demonstration farm located in Mechanicsville. We have a half acre from which we grow organic vegetables that we donate to local food pantries and shelters. We are run by AmeriCorps volunteers and a dedicated manager but we also rely heavily on volunteers to get things done and so some of our produce goes home with the volunteers. We also have community garden available on a first come, first served basis to Knox Co residents. We focus on outreach and education in the community with a goal of getting folks to understand and better appreciate where food comes from and what food means to health, society, and livelihood in general.
If you have any recommendations for us regarding hens, please let us know. You can email us at beardsleyfarm[at]gmail[dot]com or call us at 546 8446.
Thanks so much everyone!
Liz and the Beardsley Farm Team
Poultry Hallow is coming to town on March 24th. Something tells me they might be able to help you out.
615-318-9036 or 615-477-7936
Thanks, Derek. I actually came across them online after I posted this forum post and I think we might get a few hens from them. We need our hens to be a bit larger, large enough that they no longer need heat and can fend for themselves in our coop and pen. Poultry Hollow said that would probably be a possibility in a couple weeks. Hopefully it works out.