Fort Clux Farm is committed to raising good, clean food. We operate a "free-range, forage based farm" for our egg laying hens, Katahdin/Dorper sheep, Cornish Cross Hens and Heritage Turkeys (Burbon Reds, Midget Whites and Broad Breasted Bronze).
Our animals are allowed to free range the pastures and forests which surround them and Cagney and Lacey (Great Pyrenees Guardian Dogs) help keep everyone safe. In addition to our dynamic duo, we use electric fencing to help contain the flock and protect the animals.
When we supplement diets we focus on buying locally grown hay for the sheep and use Reedy Fork Farm to provide Organic Feed for the chickens and turkeys.
A step we will make in the future to better control and adjust for dietary needs is to mill our own feed. We will use locally sourced grains and legumes and should reduce overall cost and increase quality.
We are Registered Poultry and Meat Handler # 2008. Link to ALLNC Poultry & Meat Handlers. and have a Poultry Exemption. We raise our poultry and respectfully and kindly process them as well. Additionally we have our Lambs processed by a Halal USDA certified butcher.
Tommy and Rebecca met in 2003, fell in love and then got married in 2006. As a late life marriage we made a pivotal choice on where we were going to spend our years together and took the long car drive to Castalia and committed to living on the Farm surrounded by 100 acres of natural beauty. Rebecca, a city kid, found a new paradise where the Milky Way was her night light and frogs her evening sonata. Tommy, well for him it was coming home. Not knowing what to do with the land, Rebecca got some chickens. Well y'all know that is the gateway drug to farming... next thing you know she's a bee keeper, a gardener and a chicken whisperer. Her next foray was to be a Turkey Charmer and Sheep Wrangler. Who knows what's next? Come visit.