This Tennessee chicken farm has a lot more cracking than just raising poultry

Small family-owned businesses are the backbone of rural America, so in honor of Small Business Week, Tammi Arender visited Kirkpatrick Farms in Tennessee.

They are building chicken houses for those who want to raise their own birds. They also grow cantaloupes and watermelon and hope to add hogs and sheep to the operation.

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
Dailey & Vincent are BACK ON RFD-TV for another great season, brought to you by Gus Arrendale & Springer Mountain Farms. Join them as they welcome scores of fabulous bluegrass, country, and gospel music acts as special guests!
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
Starring award-winning artist Perley Curtis, anyone who enjoys the classic sound of real Country music will love “Perley’s Place.” Filmed live at the iconic Nashville Palace, near Opryland in Nashville, TN, with a live audience, it’s one classic County hit after another.
RFD-TV has proudly hosted the music program, “The Penny Gilley Show” for over 15 years now. Starring “The Sweetheart of Country Music” herself, Penny Gilley.
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.