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Welcome to HighTail Farms, LLC! We're a small farm located in Hammond, Louisiana. We are dedicated to providing people with ethically raised and humanely processed pastured poultry and sheep, fresh eggs, and raw meat for pet food.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Poult update

  Our turkey poults are doing well. They have started growing feathers and were feeling a bit cramped in the brooder so we moved them out to a cage in the poultry house. With the weather so hot, we only need to turn on the heat lamp for them at night and even that won't be necessary for very much longer. 

   Since we lost a couple of the broad breasted whites and there seems to be a lot of interest in locally grown, pastured thanksgiving turkeys, I picked up this batch of pretty little bronzes at the feed store last week to boost our numbers. They are at least 3-4 weeks old already, and my guy at the feed store gave us a great deal for taking the whole batch off his hands.

   These guys are super vocal and really sweet. It's hard to change their food and water since every time I reach in, they want to climb up into my hands. I'm doing my darndest not to get attached to the little buggers. I love raising turkeys, but man there are going to be a lot of big birdies running around our pastures very soon!


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