Quality Not Quantity
We are NOT a hatchery, we are a real working farm who takes care of each and every bird born on this farm. We focus on each breed and do our best to customize their needs based on what that breed’s needs are.
Why not just buy from a hatchery? Why buy here and pay a little bit more? Because you are getting more value for your dollar by supporting farming and small businesses. I stopped buying eggs from the store because not only are they a very poor substitute for a REAL fresh egg, they cause undue suffering to the laying hens who are kept in confinement. Hatchery birds are kept much in the same way. Buying from big retailers and hatcheries, the hens suffer and you are generally getting an inferior chick(baby), and not sure where they may come from originally. When chicks are born on our farm they have better immunity, fed a customized Non-GMO diet, and socialized well.
Non-GMO Raised Fowl
What is a GMO?
A GMO stands for genetically modified organism. GMOs are essentially living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
All our fowl is raised on Certified Non-GMO feed and supplemental grains. All eggs produced are also Non-GMO. We are the only breeding farm we know that can say this. We are not able to be “certified” because there is no certification for live birds.
Guidance And Support For Life!
Where can you find support for all your fowl questions and concerns? Here at our farm. We offer custom assistance from the beginning of your ordering process, till the end and years after. We do not charge extra for this, you are part of the Sugar Feather Farm Family, once you buy from us. As a customer you gain access to our wealth of knowledge and experience. Sugar Feather Farm also partners with expert Nutritionists and Poultry Scientists who are specialists in their field and provide us with guidance and support that we can share with you! This is not service you can find at any hatchery or store. This is something our Farm offers exclusively.
Need more complex help? We have consultations with the Fowl Guru and Chicken Doc. available.
Care Love And Respect For All Fowl
We are very hands on here at the farm and treat our birds with care, dignity and respect. This means letting them express who they are – to be what they are designed to do! We incorporate these practices in our every day farm activities which in turn helps us give you birds that are happier, healthier and stronger. This requires a lot of hands on practices and fowl maintenance. Therefore, some of our flock is small so we can take better care of them properly.
When we look at our animals they are considered whole beings and should be treated as such, with dignity and respect. We let them express who they are – our approach is to let them have the space and choice to range where they want and let their natural instincts take over. We don’t have huge pastures but work with what areas we do have and consider protecting them from the many predators we have on the farm. We feel it is our responsibility to protect them. We are very hands on interacting with all fowl daily. Using this method we can see any issues, strange behaviors and address them. We also get to see their unique personalities and socialize them so they can be easily handled if needed. Some breeds tent to have very distinct personalities and we like to see them mature and blossom. Because we are a breeding farm, this must be done within reason for their safety, quality standards, and conditions in order to produce healthy thriving birds. All our fowl are Non-GMO!