Recent thoughts from the farm

How To Order

Hi there fellow chicken { hobbyist, rancher, addict } ( You pick what describes you best ), We're in the process of testing a brand new ordering system that's load's easier. However it's not quite hatched...

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Production Breeding

I have been too busy to blog in this first year of running the hatchery, but I always have time to talk to people who phone us with chicken questions. One of the most common is, “What is production breeding?”...

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Rooster Stock

This is the perfect time of year for soup and all the slow cooked dishes that are based on chicken stock. If you are experienced making stock with a stewing hen, be prepared to take things up a notch by using a...

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The story of Light Sussex

Sussex chickens are an English breed that arose naturally in the south of England in a climate very similar to the Pacific Northwest. The Sussex adapted so well to the needs of the people in Sussex that they...

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Vaccinations

It was not very long ago when outdoor flocks in Western Canada could live long and never get sick beyond the occasional cough in the winter. But serious diseases have become a problem in the last 50 years. The...

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What is a ‘Heritage’ Chicken?

When I chose to put ‘Heritage’ in the name of the hatchery, I quickly found out that the word means different things to different people. There is no official definition regarding its meaning about chickens, so...

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