989-701-7045

Gladwin MI

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SAVING ONE CHICKEN BREED AT A TIME

Family-Friendly Chicken Farm

We are a small hatchery that specializes in rare, dual -purpose and best tasting chickens, from around the world.  The introduction of the Rock Cornish in 1930, is directly responsible for numerous chicken breeds becoming extinct.  We would like, with your help, to maintain as many breeds as possible.   With the  diligence of organizations such as: The Livestock Conservatory, The Survival Trust in England and importers such as  Green Fire Farms, we have  been able to bring together a truly unique group of breeds, that we hope you appreciate.  We have priced these birds so you  can afford to own them. With your help, we can create a demand for these species, therefore saving them.  We are strong supporters of the Military and 4h. We are always willing to give discounts for them.  Military Family's already sacrifice so much and 4h teaches kids responsibility, empathy, love of animals and hopefully sparks their interest in farming.  Please see are PAY IT FORWARD section as we want to help local food banks and homeless shelters..

OUR BREEDS ARE : BARBEZIEUX, BIELEFELDER, BRESSE, CREAM LEGBAR, ICELANDICS, PAVLOVSKAYA, 55 FLOWER,

WHITE CRESTED POLISH

We also sell to restaurants and use a USDA processing site for slaughter.

 
The Livestock Conservatory

This is directly from their site

What We Do

The Livestock Conservancy's mission is genetic conservation and the promotion of heritage breeds, but how does this translate into the day-to-day activities of the organization?

Since its inception in 1977 (as the American Minor Breeds Conservancy, and later, the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy), The Livestock Conservancy has been a “central hub” for anything having to do with rare breed conservation in the United States. The Livestock Conservancy does research, education, outreach, marketing and promotion, and genetic rescues to help ensure the future of rare breed agriculture.

The Livestock Conservancy staff members work out of a central office, but they are connected with breeders, members, and partners around the world. The Livestock Conservancy's central office staff members help to develop projects, produce marketing materials, connect breeders, facilitate research, and more, but it is our in-the-field partners who are doing hands-on conservation that allow us to expand our reach. The Livestock Conservancy staff members also travel around the country to conduct workshops, spread the word about heritage breeds, and assist with research and field-work.

Today, The Livestock Conservancy's work is more critical than ever and helps to:

  • protect our food systems by keeping alternative livestock and poultry genetic resources secure;

  • ensure the availability of broad genetic diversity for the continued evolution of agriculture;

  • conserve valuable genetic traits such as disease resistance, survival, self-sufficiency, fertility, longevity, foraging ability, maternal instincts;

  • preserve our heritage, history, and culture;

  • maintain breeds of animals that are well-suited for sustainable, grass-based and organic systems; and

  • give small family farms raising heritage breeds a competitive edge.

Some Bird descriptions are from Green Fire Farms and David Grote.

 

Want to learn more about our hatchery, get in touch. Relationships doesn't end with the sale we are available to answer questions

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Gladwin MI

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989-701-7045