HB 365 Warning Sign
September 4, 2021

Amendments to Texas Farm Animal Liability Act

The Texas Legislature has passed and Governor Abbott has signed House Bill 365 (HB 365), which will make important changes to the Texas Farm Animal Liability Act (FALA) effective as of September 1, 2021.

GQF Cabinet Incubator 1500
April 24, 2020

Disabling the Beeper Alarm on GQF MFG 1500 Series Cabinet Incubators

I went looking around on the web for instructions on how to disable the extremely loud beeping noise our GQF Manufacturing incubator was making every time the egg turning system was going and found that there are some explanations out there, but not munch in the way of "how-to". We like to keep the incubator in the house because of the ants we have down in the stables. Below are some pointers on how to do this. You seriously only need a flat-blade screwdriver or a socket driver.

Flock of Chickens
April 12, 2020

Selling Chicken Eggs in Texas at the Farm

I wanted to share with yall the research we did on selling eggs in Texas. We are very by the books because it's hard to always assume positive intent when you are meeting people from Facebook or Craig's List for the first time. Therefore, the laws that are meant to protect you, also protect us from those who try to make a quick dollar by exploiting those same laws in court. In those cases, it helps to know the law well.

Rooster profile
September 20, 2019

A Day in the Life of the McGreen Chicken

To get a good idea of the quality of product you are getting from any farm or homestead, it usually helps to know what the animals are doing on the farm. Our chickens and ducks have really interesting lives and behaviors. Obviously we’ve named a few with distinct characteristics, but in general they all get to follow the same routine each day.

Rise and Shine

Our chickens start out the day way before we could ever get out there. On a full moon, the roosters actually don’t really sleep much. They crow pretty much the whole time from their roost in the stables. 

Baby Rabbits
September 2, 2019

Rabbit Breeding System

When it comes to rabbit breeding, I’ve been more fascinated about finding a system over the actual “act” of breeding. Specifically, how do I know who to mate with who. There is plenty of literature out there if you are looking for “How to Breed Rabbits” that tell you all about the physical act, but very few articles tell you about how to pair two bunnies. That’s what I want to talk about. This is a discussion. I want to make it clear I'm not a specialist when it comes to genealogy.

August 31, 2019

Welcome to McGreen Acres Blog

Hi everybody,

I wanted to extend a really warm welcome to all of yall that are looking into what we are about and interested in leading a lifestyle that is much like ours. It's definitely been a fun ride so far starting a homestead and learning about all the things that we didn't know and compiling the knowledge we already had. What's even more interesting is the diverse backgrounds even among the family that goes into our daily lives.

I truly hope yall will join us in the adventure!


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