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Here Is An “Egg-celent” Idea For Community Fundraisers!


Start your own “Egg Co-op” and help YOUR community! Your chickens will pay for themselves, you can sell eggs for a fundraiser or feed the hungry AND have fun in the process! Lets ALL help each other. Today is the day.

Do you or your group organization need funds for your project? Consider an “egg carton fundraiser” Have people in your group to decorate EMPTY egg cartons with photos of coops, chickens or your school or church  or your club. Inside each egg carton place a “eggpon” (coupon)  for a FREE dozen eggs (or $2 off eggs)… when your chickens start laying, the customer gets the eggs.
SELL each egg carton to your members, parents, or people on your list. When your chickens lay eggs, the egg carton is returned  to you to get filled with fresh farm eggs. Sell decorated empty egg cartons with pre-paid coupons for $5 or $10 each!!!!! Its a GREAT way to spread information about your new community chicken coop! AND you get the funds you need today to raise your chickens and build your coop.
Call for FREE advice on starting your very own egg co-op just for fun and sharing or for regular year around fundraiser                                    profit! 281-627-8009
We will pledge our time, poultry and services to our community around us, or by phone anywhere in the USA. We will help you to successfully raise your flock, and to learn how harvest eggs or meat. This is a FREE service to companies, businesses, churches or community projects that want to offer eggs or meat chickens as a project to their group.Further, if possible Blue Star Ranch will also DONATE chickens to your legitimate business projects.
If you have skills in construction, building coops, driving, or if you can donate any supplies,(wood, wire, nails, tin)  (or call your local shelter, church or school where YOU live and help your neighbors in need where YOU live.)
Call or e-mail us now.sales@bluestar-ranch.com Also, if you just want to volunteer time to your community contact us because we are building community lists now.
This “Chicken Lady” believes that ALL of us can make a difference. Even me. I just raise chickens and I want to help the less fortunate with poultry meat and eggs. There are a lot of us in America today that have financial issues. Many food pantries are stretched to the limit in towns and churches have reached breaking points for many are at the doors knocking for help….But more and more of Americans are turning to the “new old fashioned ways” We now have more gardens, can our own healthy food. Its time America! Please pass this story on to your friends and family. God bless you all.

Caring For Chickens Natural Organic Probiotics

“Watch how we use Probiotics on our farm every day in this video. I believe in the power of probiotics for my poultry farm. This is a multi use product and I highly recommend it to prevent illnesses in chickens. This product has been tested in Universities around the world and is being used in 30 countries. No farm should be without this.” Mary Ann Fordyce owner

Probiotics “The Power Of Nature”


How Many? Which Breeds?

Who Many? Which Breeds?

Here is a STURDY breed for any beginner chicken owner Be SURE to use correct cleaners in your coop before adding chickens or starting a flock.


Don’t BLAME yourself for mistakes- Enjoy your chickens heres why…

Over the years as I have raised chickens I’ve decided to stop beating myself up for the mistakes that I have made along the way. My small farm (medium? large? depending on who’s looking at Blue Star Ranch) has raised in the many thousands, maybe more of young chickens to adult laying age and supplied pet owners, farmers and businesses throughout Texas and other states.

When I was real new at raising chickens I went to forums and websites hoping to find the “magic answer” to all of my coop or chickens daily questions that ran though my mind. Is this answer right? could this just be an old wives tale? maybe this person has the answer.. I tried everything to make my small (and growing farm) “perfect” Well, I found that forums of thousands of “chicken club” friends weren’t really my friends. They mostly repeated stories, folklore and tidbits of handy information now and then. There was NO ONE person or place that really had what I was looking for.

There was no magic answer to all of the plagues of poultry and occasional losses of stock due to accidents or weather related catastrophes.

I came to know that in raising livestock sometimes things are just out of your control. The best thing you can do is be prepared for weather related issues, keep your coop as clean and balanced with bacteria (the right kind) and have supplies on hand BEFORE you need them. Then just do your best and sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Once I started doing all of these things and complete my “checklist” of chores, I sleep better at night knowing that my chickens are cared for in the best way possible. They have a happy secure farm life, and that’s the best anyone can do.