The ideals of preservation and diversity guide us on our livestock breed selection. This is most evident with poultry, both broilers and layers. The photo on the left is a version of the red ranger broiler (meat bird), that we acquired from a hatchery in Pennsylvania. These birds are bred for their foraging skills and desire to move about and search for food. The end result is a bird with unparalleled flavor and texture.
The photo on the right is a small sampling of the more than twenty breeds of laying hens on the farm, from Auracana, Barred Rock, Buckeye, all the way to Silver Laced Wyandotte and Wellsummers. These birds forage; eat plant material, bugs, earthworms, & seeds, and therefore, are healthy and give us a nutritious egg, which as well, has no comparison, just plain outstanding.