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It’s easy to find help when the chicks are still cute.

Welcoming the year’s first batch of meat chickens to the Wormstead. Next week, our layer flock grows fourfold! More meat chickens after that, then PIGS and TURKEYS! I don’t know if they’re small steps, or huge strides, but it feels good.

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Best place in Berkshire to pick up chicks?


This year’s first batch of Cornish Cross chicks has arrived, and the new Wormstead denizens are settling in comfortably.

“Every time you buy Economy seats, we never get to sit together.”

Their brooder has been moved to a spot that will let us acclimate them to outdoor temperatures in-place, and put them on grass immediately outside when they’re ready.

Poor Tiberius being taunted. And this, after a “Bob’s Assorted Rodents” truck overturned last week. That shallow tub will be a dust bath by the end of tomorrow.

We really dig raising chickens. We’ll care for them, keep them comfy and well-fed, and we promise they’ll only ever have one bad day. The best part of supporting our efforts is the delicious, conscientiously raised pastured poultry that you’ll get to share with your family and friends. You can pre-order from our shop or check back after 8/21 for retail offerings.