Lindsey McGuirk

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No Dirty Birds — Go Organic from Day 1

2018-02-13T09:53:49+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Chicken care, Organic, Poultry Feed|0 Comments

Last month, a farmer in Oregon who uses our poultry feed for his meat birds contacted us to tell us a quick story. He had recently taken his birds to be processed. When the processor looked at the birds, he asked, “What do you feed your birds?” The farmer said, “Scratch and Peck Feeds. Why?” ...

Feed Is Our Craft

2018-01-17T08:53:37+00:00 Animal Feed Regulations, Farms and Suppliers, Poultry Feed|4 Comments

If you plant a garden every year, you know that no two seasons are alike, that no two plants are alike, that not even two vegetables from the same plant are alike. Even when we are meticulous in our methods of rotating the soil, planting the seeds, watering and tending to the plants, the harvest ...

The Unexpected Sources of Gratitude

2018-01-02T12:20:21+00:00 Chicken care|2 Comments

Gratitude often comes to us in ways we don’t anticipate – the kindness of strangers, the unsolicited help of another person, an endeavor that we couldn’t ever foresee how much good it would bring to our lives. At Scratch and Peck, gratitude pops up when a coworker steps in to help solve an elusive mechanical ...

When Values Align: Finding the Source for Good

2017-12-07T11:52:18+00:00 Certifications, Merchandise, News and Updates|2 Comments

We believe the small things that turn into big things make life rich. When we set out to share education about sprouting grains and fermenting feeds, we realized we needed to develop a ready-to-go, easy-to-use kit that would make these heritage farming practices quickly achievable in a homestead or backyard environment. We wanted to make ...

Ho, Ho, Holiday Giveaway!

2017-11-30T08:20:34+00:00 Chicken care, Merchandise, News and Updates|145 Comments

Hot cocoa with marshmallows, holly, sparkling lights, cozy knitted hats and scarves — the holidays are here! At Scratch and Peck, we’re celebrating by participating in Festival of Trees, a local fundraiser that benefits a senior activity center in our community. We’ve decorated a tree (in pure Scratch and Peck style!) that will be auctioned ...