Piedmont Heritage Poultry

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Your Local Source for Heritage Turkeys and Goose Chicks

Warrenton, Virginia        PiedHeritPoultry@gmail.com

Updated: 12 June 2020

COVID-19 Poult/Gosling Pickup Procedures

Pickups will be scheduled so that only one customer is on the farm at a time. Please remain in your vehicle at all times. The farm gate will be open when you come to pick up your chicks. Drive down to the barn. Your chicks will be boxed in new, unused boxes just prior to your arrival, and will be brought out to you. I will use one-time use, disposable gloves while handling your chicks and your box. You may inspect your boxed chicks before departing. Barnyard tours are suspended until further notice. Thank you.

About

Piedmont Heritage Poultry is a small scale breeding operation near Warrenton, VA, that offers heritage poultry chicks for Bourbon Red, Standard Bronze and Royal Palm turkeys, American Buff and Sebastopol geese, and Swedish ducks.  The small poultry enterprise was started for two reasons: 

1) To support a healthy agriculture system by raising heritage breeds to help preserve the genetic diversity found in heritage livestock, and

2) To provide a local source in the greater Washington (DMV) region for selected breeds of heritage poultry to meet the demand for those who just want one or a few heritage breed chicks.

Chicks are usually incubator-hatched, but the parents are allowed to hatch out the last clutches of the season. Small Little Farm is a member of the The Livestock Conservancy and the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association .

Winston and TurkeysBreeding Stock    

PHP raises its own breeding stock.  Breeding stock is selected for good health, ability to mate naturally, and correct breed characteristics.

Breeders are happily pastured during the non-egg laying season.  During the breeding season, breeders are placed in roomy, ground level pens to control parentage of the eggs, while allowing continued expression of natural behaviors. 

Egg collection stops in early June to let the birds raise their own young to ensure maintenance of good maternal instinct in the breeding stock.

The breeding stock is hearty, maintained outside year-round with simple, covered shelters for refuge from adverse weather conditions.  Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs protect the birds from predators.

Duckling HatchingStarted Chicks (Poults, Goslings) for Sale   

PHP offers Bourbon Red, Standard Bronze and Royal Palm poults, American Buff and Sebastopol goslings, and Swedish ducklings for sale. We offer started chicks at least 4 days old, to increase survivability for the buyer. 

Started chicks are those that have been observed carefully to ensure they are eating and drinking well, Started Poultsgrowing, and displaying normal behavior and activity before they are released to their buyer. 

All chicks are offered straight run (unsexed) only.  Although we strongly recommend you raise at least two chicks so they have natural companionship, we have no minimum order restrictions.  All chicks must be picked up at Small Little Farm within five days of notification of readiness or they will be offered to another buyer, unless you have requested that we hold them for you longer (fee applies for holding).

Young Geese, Turkeys for Sale

A limited supply of young geese, and turkeys are occasionally available. Note that these will vary in actual age, but all will be under 12 months old. The turkeys and geese may be available in the fall of each year (after October 1st). Please be aware that the young turkeys are from late hatches and may not have time to grow large enough for the current year's Thanksgiving or Christmas preparation, but still can be harvested the following year. Please contact PHP for availability.

Retired Turkey Breeders for Sale

The oldest turkey breeding stock is rotated out every year. The retired breeders are offered for sale in the fall of their third (for hens) and second or third (for toms) year. These breeders should still be young enough to produce for at least another two years. Contact PHP early if you want to reserve a retired breeder.

Adult Geese for Sale

Occasionally, adult geese older than 12 months are for available. Please contact PHP for availability. These are offered sexed.