We look forward to working with you in our 34th season. For many, including
my wife and I, our children are now grown and have families of their own. The
desire for many of us to grow our own food remains strong, especially as we
strive to provide wholesome food for our families. It is encouraging to see the
next generation carry the baton of growing their food or buying it locally.
Over the years we have made it our goal to respond to your needs. Our
efforts are always guided by your feedback and by practical aspects such as
maintaining our high standards in breeding and disease control. To provide
the best fit for your needs, desires, and facilities, we introduced several breeds,
such as the heritage birds, and have maintained some of the few viable pure
dual-purpose breeding flocks in the world. We were the first to introduce
Coccidiosis vaccines for small flocks, enabling you to grow your chicks without
the use of antibiotics. We also moved to antibiotic-free breeders and chicks
well over a decade ago. Last year we added the Western Rustic, a hardier
meat bird better suited to the backyard flock.
We never compromise on the quality of our chicks, so we place paramount
emphasis on the health status and welfare of our breeders and chicks. We
have an extensive disease monitoring and control program and test for
many pathogens that are of concern for bird and human health. While all
poultry can carry or acquire germs, buying your chicks from us provides you
with the highest assurance among all hatcheries, big or small.
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