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Recommended Resources

This is perhaps the most thorough

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow

This is perhaps the most thorough treament of chicken culture from A to Z that I have seen. Even the experienced breeder will learn some things.

John Soper is one of the leading waterfowl breeders in the UK and I am proud to call him a friend. His site contains information on the many colors of Call being developed in the UK, among other interesting articles on management and care.

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Articles About Acorn Hollow Bantams

Having had ducks since I was eleven years old, I cannot imagine being without them. At one time or another, I have owned almost all types of waterfowl, turkeys, and chickens in both the standard (large) and bantam (miniature) sizes.

I became interested in showing waterfowl in my late teens and have done so continuously for the last forty five years. While my first love has always been waterfowl, (ducks and geese) I have bred and shown bantam chickens for the last twenty years or so as well as continuing to work with my established strains of bantam ducks. I am a member of the N.P.I.P. program. My approval number is 558.


Lou's Tips


Because humidity requirements and incubation periods are different, the best option is to incubate chicken and waterfowl eggs in separate incubators. Even better; do not hatch eggs in the same machine in which they are incubated. Why? Two reasons; hatching debris is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, and humidity should be much higher in the hatcher than is good for eggs in incubation.


The News


Nothing left to sell for 2016 in the following: East Indies, White Wyandotte bantams, Gray Calls, Buff Wyandotte bantams.

I still have a couple of nice pairs of Black Wyandotte bantams available as well as one   pair of Normal Mandarins.

I am now accepting orders on a first come, first served basis for 2017.