Hilltop Farm is a small family farm. We raise pure (heritage) poultry. We currently keep a flock of around 200 + chickens. We did a lot of research prior to getting our first chicks. A good book by Gail Damerow, "Storey's Guide to Chickens". Also, "Raising Chickens for Dummies" and "The Backyard Chicken Bible" books are great resources and have very valuable information on raising chickens.
I had my first flock around 50 years ago. There were many years from my first flock after relocating that I wasn't able to have any birds. Around 20 years ago, I again relocated and was able to get more chickens. I started out with six birds. Over the years my flocks have grown. I do raise pure (heritage) birds. I maintain several breeding pens and hatch chicks yearly. I do sell hatching eggs as well as eating eggs. Occasionally I sell birds at our local farm swap, mostly the extra males that won't be my future breeders. In hatching chicks, usually around half will be males. Selling most of the extra males helps to offset the cost of feed. For some people chickens are pets. I also show my birds at poultry shows so I breed to the Standard of Perfection. The benefit is the eggs. It's a lot of work, but a labor of love.
We are pretty much self sufficient. We grow our produce and sell our eggs. We hatch our own chicks. In our breeding program, we breed pure (heritage) Single Comb and Rose Comb Rhode Island Red and Rose Comb Rhode Island White, Single Comb White Leghorn and Rose Comb Dark Brown Leghorn chickens.
This is our little piece of heaven. We hope you enjoy it. We thank you for visiting Hilltop Farm.
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