Animal Care

Susan Schafers

STS Farms, Stony Plain, AB

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A Good Death

August 22, 2017

That time of the year has rolled around on the farm where we are coming to the end of the circle of life—providing a good death for the birds that have served us for the last year. To understand why we only keep birds for one year, check out blogMore


You’re Feeding Buttermilk to Your Chickens?

April 4, 2016

I recently had the pleasure of the attending the International Poultry & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. This is a HUGE event with over 1200 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees from all over the world. It’s the go-to show if you grow chicken for meat and eggs, process chickens & turkeys,More


Just Not Enough…

January 18, 2016

Just before New Year’s we received another barn full of chicks, which is one of my favorite days! All babies are cute, but none more than those fuzzy yellow and brown chicks. It’s a cold time of the year, but the chicks are housed inside, warm and dry. Actually, really,More


End of a Cycle

August 31, 2015

There are a lot of fun things that I get do every day on the farm. I’ve talked about fuzzy new chicks, gathering eggs and working with my family. But there are also days that aren’t quite as fun—a few weeks ago, it was the last day for the girls.More