Tickiwoo Farm in 2015

More Birds = More Eggs = More Customers!

We are still growing our pastured egg business here at Tickiwoo Farm. Due to the birds we started as babies last March, we have even more eggs to offer. Besides our Knoxville locations (Three Rivers Market, Whole Foods, Butler & Bailey Market, Earth Fare both at Turkey Creek and Bearden as well as Cruze Dairy and Old City Java) we are now in Chattanooga at Whole Foods and Earth Fare as well.

Call us crazy, but we are getting ready to start an even larger bunch of babies in a few weeks. Are we optimistic? Yes!!! It has been so encouraging to be so well received.




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More places to find Tickiwoo Farm eggs!


For our Chattanooga area customers:

We are so pleased to let our customers know that our eggs are now available on Signal Mountain at Pruett’s Signal Mountain Market. Pruett’s is at 1210 Taft Highway.

We are also at Olive Bean at 1404 James Boulevard on Signal Mountain. The market/cafe at Olive Bean has a focus on “local” and “organic” products. Be sure to say hi to April while you’re there!


For our Knoxville area customers:

Butler & Bailey Market at 7518 Northshore Drive (behind West Town Mall) stocks Tickiwoo Farm eggs as does The Market at 504 S. Gay Street as well as Just Ripe at 513 Union Avenue.

Don’t forget that Three Rivers Market at 1100 N. Central still carries our eggs and Cruze Dairy uses our eggs in their very yummy ice cream!

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Getting Ready for 2014 at Tickiwoo Farm

This will be a pivotal year for us!

100_3935 resizedWe have decided to make a huge (for us) increase in our flock for 2014. We have over 800 up and coming baby chicks being prepped for egg production this spring. The demand for our eggs from chickens raised on pasture has been growing. We don’t have enough supply to meet the ever-increasing demand with our 400 hens, therefore we decided to get the larger group of chicks.

We have also expanded our delivery area to include Chattanooga and Signal Mountain as well as the Knoxville area. This is a big jump for us and we will see how this next season goes. There won’t be much left over from the egg money coming in from the laying hens after we feed the youngsters, but come spring we should be knee-deep in eggs! I guess that’s a good thing, right?

5 day old chicks already eating non-stop

100_3929 resizedWhen the chicks are only a few days old they resemble fuzzy little marshmallows with legs.

This look changes very fast and by the end of the first week  feathers on the wings are already being formed.

The waterers need to be refilled several times a day and they need to be fed nearly as often.

When they swarm the feeders they do make you think of locusts. Ha!


Night patrol on day shift

100_3942 resizedWe have two flocks to try to keep safe from predators. Obviously the little ones are the most vulnerable, but the older girls are also a concern. Our two dogs are on patrol at night to guard against coyotes, opossums, racoons, skunks…you name it…they all like chicken.

We have two Chinese geese in with the girls out on pasture to help protect against hawks and consider ourselves fortunate that we have only lost one bird to a hawk so far this fall.

Covert Operation

100_3939 resizedOne of the dogs receives special instructions from the giver of food.

“OK, now here’s what I want you to do…wait until I get the food buckets out of here…then follow me.”

“And remember, don’t eat the eggs and no chasing chickens.”

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Different Egg Colors are Fascinating to Children!

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Market Square Farmers’ Market 2014

Spring Is Here! It’s Time to Go to the Farmers’ Market!

Saturday, May 3th, is the first day of the Market Square Farmers’ Market! We are thrilled to be beginning our fourth year as vendors. Read more »

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