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Monday, March 12, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 3-12-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • Egg supply is getting better as the weather improves. I would still recommend placing an order if you plan to get eggs. 
  • Lots of beef, pork, and lamb online now.
  • Very Big, Very cool changes coming to the home delivery service next week. Be sure to tune in here to get all the details. 
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On the Farm

Our first broilers of 2018. Enjoying the heat of the brooder and the new water system. 
Chirp Chirp:

I started these chickens two weeks ago when it was 70 degrees. As I walked in from the farm to write this email, I kid you not...It was snowing. O.K., only a few flakes, but snow nonetheless. Needless to say these little guys will be staying in the brooder for a little longer, which is totally normal. The earliest we every take them from brooder to pasture is 2 1/2 weeks old, but that's only in summer with ideal conditions. 3-4 weeks in the brooder with supplemental heat is perfectly normal for this time of year. There will be another 200 chicks arriving this week. 

Our pastures are greening up quite nicely. This week we will be preparing the pasture shelters. Our pasture shelters are designed to keep the chickens safe from predators, while also allowing them the ability to display their chicken-ness (eat grass and bugs, and scratch the ground and take a dust-bath).  Video coming as soon as they go out to pasture.

We are constantly sharing the goings on at Carlton Farms via our social media pages. Become social with us on:  

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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Sincerely,

Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms
Carlton Farms, 1276 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
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