Key Automated Infrastructure for Raising A Small Flock of Layer Chickens for Fertility: EP07

The Ag Engineering podcast is a conversation with small scale fruit and vegetable farmers to discuss tools, tips or techniques to improve the sustainability of your farm. In this episode, we visit with Kyle Doda and Betsy Simpson of 1000 Stone Farm Farm (https://www.1000stonefarm.com/) about automated infrastructure to raise a small flock of laying hens.

Show Notes

1:41 Managing chickens for fertility
6:04 Cost for the automatic door
6:52 Reliability of the solar door
8:57 Eliminating pets with a flashing light
12:42 Fencing
15:44 Management in winter
19:21 Ordering fence online
19:37 Chickens for fertility

Roll out Nesting boxes used: From Stromburgs Chickens
Kyle’s Source for electric poultry netting & automatic chicken door & heated watering bucket: Premiere 1 Supplies

A hen standing in front of the automatic door and a blinking LED light (at night) for pest deterrent
See Kyle point out a few key pieces of equipment used for raising his chickens.

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