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Keeping It Cool   We had our first heat wave this week in Princess Anne, and temps were in the 90’s for a few days. All the feathers make it difficult for the hens to keep cool, but our barns are built with plenty of ventilation to keep them comfortable. […]

Keeping it Cool


Cartons are essential to our business, otherwise how would you get our products? We have devoted an entire building on our farm to carton storage. We always have thousands of them on hand. Ordering 40 thousand at a time saves us on printing and shipping costs. Currently our cartons come […]

Where do all the cartons come from?




    Feeding Time. The little guys push themselves right in there.   Fresh water is always available.   The hogs use their mouth to move the metal spout around which opens up the valve to let the water flow.     Quite a lot of water is released from […]

Happy Hens’ Happy Hogs



We have taken a big step at Happy Hens’ Barnyard, we are now in WalMart! It makes it extra meaningful that we are in Walmart right here on the Eastern Shore in Fruitland, Maryland. The process to be accepted into WalMart was long and costly, but we finally made it. […]

We Made it to WalMart!


Two days before the big blizzard in January we got an unexpected phone call from the post office; they had 1000 baby roosters for us!! The hatchery had made a mistake and sent us the wrong order. We had hundreds of tiny chicks that we did not have equipment for […]

Surprise Delivery



The blizzard took us by surprise on the Eastern Shore. The wind howled for two days, and we got over a foot of snow, much more than any of the forecasters thought that we might. Once the wind stopped, it was quite beautiful! Our animals on the other hand, didn’t […]

Blizzard of January 2018





  Did you know that ducks and duck eggs are not a regulated commodity that is overseen by the government? There is not a governing body that checks up the safety and biosecurity of these animals, but at Happy Hens Barnyard we use the same biosecurity measures for our ducks […]

Have you tasted a duck egg?



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Our Duck’s Farm Habitat   So where do ducks like to live? What kind of house do they prefer? At the farm, our ducks have nearly an acre of open pasture to live in. They do not have to share their field with any of the other farm animals, and […]

Our Duck Habitat




Happy Hens’ Happy Ducks This week, I am beginning a series of posts about our ducks. The series will include the history of the ducks on our farm, their habitat, the eggs, and their diet. If you have not tried our duck eggs, try them this week! They are delicious! […]

Happy Hens’ Happy Ducks




    Biosecurity and Poultry   Chickens are big business on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. There are many poultry houses and land farmers that spread manure. As such, cross contamination is always a concern. Before entering the farm, vehicles stop at our biosecurity station where they must spray […]

Biosecurity Around the Farm


The Happy Hens Barnyard is not just full of chickens, and all of our animals are treated like family. This week our goats are chillin’ by the pool.  Camille is working hard in the office, and JacQui is out sweating cutting grass, and taking care of the pigs!     […]

Relaxin’ by the Pool