When Daniel and I (Danielle) dreamed of hosting farm tours, we hoped it would be something people wanted, but wow, have our expectations been exceeded. The past two years have been a blur of planning, building and just trying to keep our head above water, we didn’t get much time to share the whats and how-to’s online.
A little over six months since our Viewing Room Ribbon Cutting event, we’ve seen guests from five different countries and nine (and counting) different states. Our goal to keep tours around twice a month has, at times, fallen to twice a week and we just feel all the feelings of the cliche #blessed.
Now that some time has past and we have a little better idea what we’re doing around here, here are some things we want you to know about Hayden Farm’s Tours!
Scheduling A Tour
You want to come see what life is like for a commercial poultry farm? AWESOME! We’re SO excited to meet you!!! The absolute first thing to do is fill out the contact form on this website and send us a message. Knowing approximately how many people are in your group, and a little about yourselves or your group will help us the most in figuring how much time you’ll need on the farm when looking at the calendar.
Here’s what we need you to keep in mind though!
We raise broiler chickens. Broilers are meat birds, due to this we do not have birds on our farm 365. In fact, there are two to three weeks between each flock, our houses are empty, and unless you just want to see the super exciting (sarcasm) clean out process—Hey, we’ll even let you spray off fans or clean windows for the experience 😉—then we’ll need to make sure we have birds for your tour.
As any of the many groups who have already hung out on the farm will tell you, this really isn’t a big deal, we just ask that you keep that little tidbit in mind when looking at dates with us.
Are you ready to get your name on our tour list? You are?! Hooray!! Send me (Danielle) a message here: Visit The Farm
We’re happy to accommodate groups of all sizes.
What to Expect
Okay, so you’ve sent me a message, we’ve got you scheduled on the calendar, so what can expect when you visit?
To ask lots of questions. And to have those questions answered.
Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.
Cattle. If you’re lucky and it’s calving season, you’ll be treated to a level-up experience of seeing little calves playing in the pastures.
To see a multi-generation family farm, that cares deeply about conserving and protecting the environment and the health and well-being of our livestock.
To be given the resources to form your own opinions based on real life experience instead of just online.
And most importantly… to have a great time.
When we say we’re excited to meet you, that isn’t just text. We are genuinely excited to meet and get to know each person who steps on our farm. We want to not only provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience but to become a personal animal agriculture resource to you.
So come meet our family!