We have raised both laying and meat chickens, guineas, and Bourbon Red turkeys. We have also started with a small flock of Icelandic sheep and a pair of Nubian goats. All of the animals are on pasture, with the birds initially in chicken tractors and now only in the tractors at night until the chicken palace (a lime-plastered straw bale chicken coop) is finished.
We farm as sustainably as possible without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides in the fields and gardens and without antibiotics, steroids, or hormones in our animals. We follow many of the methods of our grandparents where cover crops, manure from our animals, rotational grazing, and crop rotation create healthy soil, plants, animals, and ultimately people. We welcome questions about our farming practices. An informed consumer and a close relationship with the farmer is the best way to know how your food is being raised.
We sell many of our products direct-to-consumer. Contact us for availability. For a taste of our delicious, cage-free eggs, be sure to visit the Bluebird Cafe in Stanford, Kentucky and look for River Run eggs on the breakfast menu!