Acorn Hollow Bantams
Home Page
My Background
Price List
Getting Started
Basics of Keeping Waterfowl
Hatching and Rearing
About Geese
Mandarin Ducks
Poultry Shows
Books and Periodicals
Related Links
Contact
Update and Events

Currently there are no events or updates to display.

Recommended Resources

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.

This is a site constructed and run by poultry fanciers from the UK. Good pictures and some nice articles.


To view additional resources, use the resource links in the main menu.

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.

more...

Lou's Tips

2/19/2017

Do not wait until you want egg production to begin to begin feeding for production. It takes several weeks of being fed breeder quality rations before females have enough nutrients available to produce quality hatching eggs.

Given a choice, I prefer a pelleted feed because it is more likely to provide a balanced diet. 

more...

The News

 

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

I still have a couple of nice pairs of Black Wyandotte bantams available as well as one pair of Normal Mandarins. After March 1st, there will be a surcharge of $30 on the Mandarins because the breeding season will be about to begin.

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