Frisky Friends Farms
is a small family homesteading farm that focuses on self sufficiency and quality products. The farm is owned & operated by Chad & Jamie Hazelton, along with their 6 children (Hope, Shelby, Jillian, Tucker, Cash & Leo-although two have become adults and moved off of the farm). Being animal lovers and 4-H advisors, both Chad & Jamie bring with them experience from their childhood and continuous learning from their adulthood to help navigate and operate the farm. The farm consists of 60 acres at the home place and additional 12 acres nearby. The farm has been continuously in the family for 100 years as of November 12, 2017.
Frisky Friends Farms is home to several species of livestock, including, but not limited to cattle, goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, sheep and of course, dogs and cats!
We raise Dexter cattle, Jersey cattle and our oldest daughter has a small herd of Ayrshire cattle. We use our cattle for meat and milk, primarily focusing our practices on being grass-fed.
We also raise Nubian, Alpine, Saanen, Lamancha & Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. We use most of the milk for raising out the baby goats, calves and pigs, along with our own consumption.
We typically raise pasture pigs that we are supplementing with Non-Soy, Non-GMO feed along with raw milk for our own freezer and typically have halves or whole hogs to offer for sale.
We like to have our own egg laying chickens and ducks for eggs for ourselves, along with some to offer to others for sale. We are updating our chicken pasture/housing to offer them more opportunity to free range a little further from the barn. We will have all breeds of laying chickens but also usually have Serama bantam chickens and Muscovy ducks.
We have recently (as of 2017) started raising sheep as well. Although we’ve had sheep in the past, we are now going to raise our own and offer lambs for sale in the summer/fall. The sheep we have are a mixture of primarily Cheviot, along with some Suffolk.
As far as dogs, we have the 3 Livestock Guard dogs. Two are Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd crosses and the other is Great Pyrenees/Caucasian Shepherd cross. All are breeds whose natural instinct is to watch over and protect the livestock, not necessarily herd them.
Last but not least, there are the cats. We keep several barn cats around to keep rodents at bay. All of our cats (as of now) have been spayed or neutered to help keep numbers down and everybody healthy.
I hope to get our pages up and running and keep them as up to date as possible. Please bear with us as we work on them. We are going to get all new photos and information for everybody and that is quite an undertaking as we both work full time jobs along with the farming and parenting! If interested in anything that may or may not be for sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us.