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thought for the day:

organic = sustainable

what customers are saying:

I left Countryside for cheaper, "All-Natural" feed. When my customers started COMPLAINING about the taste of my eggs I came back to Countryside!

— Better Feed Makes Better Eggs, Better Eggs Make Happier Customers

Countryside Organics Welcomes Tamara Didjurgis as Newest Reseller

Countryside Organics is pleased to announce our newest reseller, TAMARA DIDJURGIS, of MILTON, GEORGIA.

Give TAMARA DIDJURGIS a call at 404-455-1528.

Check out all of our quality feed resellers, here.
Check out a list of producers using quality Countryside Organics products, here.

To be included in either directory email info@countrysideorganics.com

Countryside Organics Welcomes Consumers Feed and Seed as Newest Reseller

Countryside Organics is pleased to announce our newest reseller, CONSUMERS FEED AND SEED, of LEXINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Give CONSUMERS FEED AND SEED a call at 803-359-4275.

Check out all of our quality feed resellers, here.
Check out a list of producers using quality Countryside Organics products, here.

To be included in either directory email info@countrysideorganics.com

Cornucopia Institute Organic Egg Scorecard Highlights Countryside Organics Feed Customers

Congratulations to Twin Oaks Farm of Bonifay, Florida and Bee Heaven Farm of Redland, Florida for their placement in The Cornucopia Institutes Organic Egg Scorecard Top Ten! Thank you for being Countryside Organics customers! Find more information on the Cornucopia Egg Scorecard, here.

Pescetarians Take Note: Are You Eating Irradiated Seafood?

From Rodale News: “To combat filthy conditions, the U.S. government is going to allow irradiation of certain seafood favorites, a food safety watchdog group says. Effective immediately, some of your favorite seafood picks will be allowed to undergo radiation treatment in an attempt to kill more pathogens lurking in the food supply.”

Complete Story Here.

Countryside Organics Welcomes Altoona Station as Newest Reseller

Countryside Organics is pleased to announce our newest reseller, ALTOONA STATION, of ALTOONA, FLORIDA.

Give ALTOONA STATION a call at 352-669-5151.

Check out all of our quality feed resellers, here.
Check out a list of producers using quality Countryside Organics products, here.

To be included in either directory email info@countrysideorganics.com

Please Enjoy a Safe Memorial Day Holiday

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy your gardening and farming and the remembrance of those who have made such great sacrifices. We’ll be closed on Monday, Mar 26, in observance of the holiday. Thanks for choosing organics!

Livestock Conservancy Veterans Workshop Now Open to Non-Veterans

From Service to Stewardship
A Workshop for Veterans on Farming with Heritage Breeds of Livestock and Poultry

June 6-7, 2014, Warrenton, VA

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension, The Livestock Conservancy, and the Farmer Veteran Coalition for a two-day intensive workshop that will help transform today’s veterans into tomorrow’s farmers! Non-veterans welcome, too!

Friday: Full-day classroom with local farmers
Saturday: Heritage farm visits

Learn
• Which farming enterprise is right for you
• How to choose and raise Heritage poultry
• How to farm with Heritage sheep
• Select, raise, and market Heritage cattle and hogs.
• AND: Heritage Breed Farm Marketing

SEE Registration Page Here

“Our goal is to help returning veterans and retired service members succeed financially in heritage breed, sustainable agriculture by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need.” –Eric Hallman, Executive Director

Countryside Organics Welcomes Triple C Farm Piedmont as Newest Reseller

Countryside Organics is pleased to announce our newest reseller, TRIPLE C FARM PIEDMONT, of PIEDMONT, ALABAMA.

Give TRIPLE C FARM PIEDMONT a call at 256-452-4545. Checkout their website at www.triplecfarmpiedmont.com.

Check out all of our quality feed resellers, here.
Check out a list of producers using quality Countryside Organics products, here.

To be included in either directory email info@countrysideorganics.com

Getting Started with Chickens

Whether a micro-flock or a larger endeavor, starting chickens is easy. You need heat, shelter with clean bedding, water, food, and, of course, chicks.

Heat. 90-95º F to start. No drafts. Use a heat lamp for a heat source and elevate it above the floor or ground of your shelter. For day-old chicks start at 90-95º F and reduce the heat approximately 1 degree per day for 30 days. Use a thermometer to be certain the area under the heat lamp (far enough away from the birds to be safe) is the appropriate temperature.

Shelter. A stall in a barn, a portion of an enclosed porch, a corner of a garage, part of a shed, a large box, all of these would work fine for your chicks. It is important that the chicks are contained and safe from predators and in close proximity to their food and water. Bedding of shavings or sawdust or shredded newspaper that can be swept or replaced.

Water. Clean water in a gravity feeder all the time. When your chicks arrive take the chick gently in your hand and dip its beak into the water a couple times until it takes a drink. S/he will be thirsty. Make sure s/he knows where the waterer is. Then feed her the same way, by dipping her beak into the feed.

Food: Countryside Organics Starter for one month. Grower/Broiler until 4 months for layers and till finish for broilers. Layer Feed from 4 months on. Mix some pulverized, hard boiled organic eggs into the starter feed for the first couple of days (it’s what they have been dining on so far!). Add small-sized starter grit, free choice, after 1o days or so. Be sure to not add grit too early as the young chicks may mistake it for feed.

Chicks. Order your chicks mail-order from McMurray Hatchery. You can order a mix and it is fun to go in on an order with friends. Order well in advance of your start date to be guaranteed the type of bird(s) you desire. McMurray will give you a day that you should expect your chickens. Be sure to be available to pick them up from the Post Office.

More info? See this page for more information on raising small flocks of chickens by Harvey Ussery.  See our own FAQ about how much feed for chickens here.

Have fun and as Patricia Foreman says, “May the flock be with you!”

Countryside Organics Welcomes E.M. Epps Farm Supply as Newest Reseller

Countryside Organics is pleased to announce our newest reseller, E.M. EPPS FARM SUPPLY, of SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA.

Give E.M. EPPS FARM SUPPLY a call at 757-539-4381.

Check out all of our quality feed resellers, here.
Check out a list of producers using quality Countryside Organics products, here.

To be included in either directory email info@countrysideorganics.com