We began with our rabbit program then moved on to the goats. Pigs came next and after an adjustment mid-stride, the breeders are now in place. We then brought in a large number of ducks and began working our way through to pick the best of the best and the first of the duck eggs are happily humming away in the incubator.
Now it's time for the chickens. Though we've experimented with various breeds and crosses over the years and have hatched eggs to raise birds for our personal consumption, we are now shifting the focus somewhat to slowly grow this program to the point of being able to completely source all of our poultry, both meat and eggs, from our farm. This will take time and great care. Some crosses will work, some will not. But, we will gain great knowledge along the way and feel it is a most important and worthy cause. We've placed orders for chicks of various breeds, all with an exact purpose, and expect the first of these newbies to arrive next week. We're starting small with the hatchings to allow us time to test and adjust as needed.
One breed we are adding to our flock will be the Delaware. To learn more about this heritage breed and its significance, please click the following link: