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Chickens don’t like the heat

Chickens really don’t like the heat. They don’t sweat so its hard for them to keep cool. Free range chickens take regular dust baths in the heat. Heatwaves cause people and chickens to become increasingly bad-tempered.

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Gluten free

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Thanks for the feedback last week! The main suggestions from you were how we could go gluten free and not use polystyrene trays and to sell LAMB. Red Barn, has 63 products online, of those, 46 are entirely gluten free.  We have made a separate category for Gluten Free so it is easier for …

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Growth

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in-from-left” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] The busy season is slowly calming down as we get back to our “normal” routines. Red Barn, is really proud to let you all know that we made it, RIGHT through the season, we didn’t run out of stock and we delivered our goods NO MATTER WHAT! Sometimes we had to work …

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Resolution

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination We have all made our promises to ourselves… now is the time for the determination 🙂 Red Barn, which is under my care, has resolved and is determined to: Raise our customer service levels Work out ways to beat inflation and keep our products reasonably priced …

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HenoPause free range hens

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px”] Some of our OLD Free range HENS have reached the age where they have no more eggs.. or very few… that’s about 4-5 years old, which, is pretty good going.. They call it Henopause *grin*  I’m sure many of us know the symptoms? I’ve bought in a new batch of day old layers …

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Be Happy chickens

Happy chickens are stress free. Free range chickens are allowed to roam free and behave naturally as chickens should. This is the reason free range meat and eggs taste better.

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Dead-End Genetics:

Why the Chicken Industry Needs New Genetics Opinion Peering through a sunlit barn in rural Kansas, fourth-generation poultry farmer Frank Reese rattles off names of chicken breeds that were once common – Barred Rock, Dark Brahma, Ancona, Rhode Island Red, Dark Cornish. He points to an elegant-looking bird perching on some nest boxes. The bird, a Rose Comb Leghorn, flies …

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Bad Egg

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][feature_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h3″ icon=””]Bad-Egg “a troublemaker”[/feature_headline] Hello to you all…I had the misfortune to egg-sperience a bad egg yesterday! OMG I nearly died! I had forgotten how unpleasant it is. WHEW.. Like their human counterparts, in real LIFE, “bad eggs” HAPPEN, no matter how you try to avoid them.We try our best to never let a …

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Our chickens in 2014

[content_band padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][column type=”one-half” fade=”true” fade_animation=”in-from-top” fade_animation_offset=”65px”] LOVE to YOU ALL! and THANKS! Need some help? Place your order by phone? Call Anthea or Lindy on 044 876 0014 or e-mail us on info@redbarn.co.za Red Barn Online Shop Filip’s cell number is 084 4372 228 ps We’d rather “put socks on a banty rooster” than get on your bad side, so if …

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Are eggs good for you? 30 Reasons to Eat Eggs

Eggs have gotten a bad rap in the past and unfortunately, many today still believe the wide spread misinformation. Are eggs good for you? Do they cause heart disease? Do they raise cholesterol? Should I avoid them? Depending on who you ask, you may get very different answers to these questions. Many traditional doctors still would answer that eggs increase  …