Producing and caring for chickens has always been an integral part of Carolina agriculture.

Whether you’re interested in using them for pasture health, egg production, or meat, chickens can be a valuable piece of the puzzle for many diversified farms.

Starting with day-old chicks can be the most economical option for farmers but having the right equipment is pivotal for the successfulness of young birds. If you want to have fresh hens laying for market in the spring, the best time to purchase is now!


Gena Moore, CFSA Organic Research Coordinator, is available for one-on-one high tunnel consultations with members. If you have further questions, email Gena or give her a call at (919) 542-2402.