Category Archives: Livestock

This little Piggy

This little piggy went to market.

This little piggy stayed home.

This little piggy had roast beef.

This little piggy had none.

And this little piggy…well, you know what she did.

American Guinea Hogs are great for the small homestead. Full grown they weigh less than 200 lbs. Hogs love muddle puddles to keep cool, hay to keep warm, and filtered shade. We feed ours rice and food scraps and supplement with pig pellets for trace elements and minerals.

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New Signs at Bent Pine

Recent visitors to the Blue Hen Farmstay @ Bent Pine Farm got busy and created new signs for the animals. Mom and the kids painted the masterpieces and Dad added the hardware. Of course, the pigs and goats were thrilled and haven’t stopped talking about the new signage yet!

Thanks, gang!!

Happy Homesteading,


Pekin Ducks

At Bent Pine Farm the ducks have their own personal pool right under the Little Girl Fountain . The boys have curly tails.  The gals will be your pals.  The boys are taller, (the gals are smaller).   Ducks love to free range and look for bugs and water.  And remember …ducks don’t climb stairs:


Ducks eat a lot! Because of their large bone structure, they need high protein feed (18-21%). They like lots of water with their meals.

They are happiest free ranging. They stick together in groups and are very social. They will stay under bushes or in the middle of a pond at night to avoid predators.

Happy Homesteading,


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