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Monday, April 30, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 4-30-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • There is plenty of Beef, Pork, and Lamb online now. Chickens are going to the processor in a couple of weeks, but you can pre-order now. 
  • Egg production has finally caught up due to the nice spring weather. Because production is up, we are able to drop our egg price to $6. Enjoy some excellent pasture raised eggs.  
FarmFan: Get Text Message Reminders and Receive Rewards.
As one of our Farmfans you are able to receive text message reminders, both to place your order and to come pick-up your order. You will also have the ability to check-in when you pick-up. As you accumulate check-ins you will earn rewards such as Grocery Bags, T-shirts, Discounts.

On the Farm

An enjoyable view, watching the chickens explore and graze on there newly allotted section of fresh pasture. 
Moving Chickens:
One of our chores this time of year is moving chickens to fresh pasture. These broilers are young, fragile, and not particularly smart when it come to survival skills. That's why a system where they are free to explore an entire pasture would lead to many well fed predators. I designed this housing system a few years ago and it works quite well for us. The shelter had to accomplish 3 goals which were:
1)Allow the birds to be moved to fresh pasture daily. 
2)Protect the birds from predators.
3)Protection from Georgia weather: Shade, Ventilation, Wind 
The daily move takes two people. One to drive the tractor in super slow gear, and another to walk behind the chickens to be sure they move forward and nobody gets hurt. Each house contains 200 chickens and can be moved to fresh pasture in about 10 minutes. The first batch of 2018 chickens has a mid-May processing date scheduled and will be available for delivery the week of May 21. We will go ahead and make them available online to pre-order for that week. Enjoy!
  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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