Welcome to Bee Well Orrganics. We pasture raise turkeys and chickens and sell eggs and chicks. We keep honeybees and anticipate selling honey in the future. We provide information in natural health and healing techniques and holistic nutrition. We hope you enjoy our photographic farm tour.
HOW WE BEGAN
Early in 2008 we decided to get a few hens and allow them to free range to help cut back the tick population in our yard. Well, by the time the custom coop that Tom designed and made was ready for the girls it was August. We went to a local farm supply and bought four red star pullets. When they began laying it was fall and Dori had just found out that she had food reactions to egg whites and was cooking mostly raw. Eggs were eliminated from her diet. The rest of the family pretty much followed suit since Dori does most of the cooking. We started selling eggs and found that there was a demand for them from friends and acquaintances. Soon our hens could not keep up with the demand and we decided that keeping chickens was easy enough to add more. Plus these first girls were a complete joy. They loved Tom and would wait for him by the front gate to come home from work in the evenings. They would follow him around the yard. And like a game of follow the leader, if he ran, they would run (even in place), if he would walk, they would walk, if he zig-zagged, they zig-zagged! It was a hoot to watch. They also would squat down for him to pet them, and do the happy chicken feet dance while he pet them. So we added some grown hens to the mix and watched as the pecking order developed.
With as easy as the chickens were, we decided to try raising a few turkeys for our table. They went smoothly as well. We are pleased with all the food we’ve raised for our table and the eggs we’ve been able to provide to people we know.
In 2010, we decided to add Buckeye chickens to our flock. They have been a joy so far and we are looking forward to breeding them to sell chicks and possibly adult pairs. With a couple of Silkies already in our flock, bought specifically for their appearance at a swap, we decided to add more of these “Muppet” like creatures to our farm. They are entertaining and sweet birds.