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Up for discussion


I have a few pairs of started 3-4 month old Partridge Wyandotte Bantams up for discussion( Aho/Shank lines). A few individual Polish Bantam Frizzles in various colors as well. Message Matt or email me at Pick up only in Harrod, OH or can deliver to Montgomery County Fair this Friday, Crawford County Fair on Monday, Ohio State Fair, Indiana State Fair or the Kentucky State Fair.

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Winter Video

I was working outside in the barn today and did a video showing my heater, Hatching Time Cimuka Brooders and some new feeders I made. Several folks requested this and finally had some time today! Links to all the sources will be below this post.


Hatching Time Brooders

DYI Self Feeders

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Great time at the ABA National!

Enjoyed our trip to the ABA National in Knoxville Tennessee at the historic Dixie Classic! We were blessed to win Champion Feather Leg Bantam with a White Cochin Bantam Cockerel and RV White Cochin Bantam on the 2nd place Cockerel. We had BB-RB Chantecler Bantam on a White Cock and Cockerel. Placed a few Wheaten OEG bantams and Partridge Wyandotte Bantams in some awesome classes! Congratulations to Emily Shoop on passing her ABA Judges test and welcome to the bantam judging world. Congratulations to our Florida friends, Billy Grooms on Best of Show with a fantastic Wheaten OEG Bantam Cockerel and to the Sebright Master Tom Carey on a beautiful Golden female! Always great to visit the Dixie Classic and see our friends in the South! See y’all at Lake City, Newnan and Columbia Mississippi in January! We will both be officially retired by then and let the Shenanigans begin! Matt and Mike. PS: Let’s Go Brandon #FJB


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Pyncheon Bantam Project!

photo by Diane Jacky!

I am working on a Pyncheon Bantam Project along with the Heritage Poultry Conservancy. It appears they are very rare and near extinction. I have contacted all know breeders but no success obtaining any starter stock. I did order some chicks from Welp Hatchery to get going but they will need some work. Any information or help is appreciated. I remember Rev. Hoying showed them at the Dayton Fancy Feather Show in the 1970’s and always enjoyed his stories about them! Message Matt on Facebook or email me at! Thanks in advance!

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Incubators for Sale

I (Matt) have a few incubators for sale as I need to make some room.

SOLD #1 is an original Humidaire #20. Currently going thru it and verifying everything works as it should. Will come with a calibration thermometer. $400 firm, pm me on Facebook for more info and yes the original turner still works!

SOLD #2 is a combination deal. Humidaire 20 Setter and a Humidaire 21 hatcher. Both converted to Incubator warehouse digital controls and fans. 20 has a new turner motor that runs off the controller from incubator warehouse. Both have new stainless water pans and the heater bars removed. Both will have calibration thermometers in them. Hatched all my chicks in the 21 this year and it works great. Has two large hatching trays as it was designed for ostrich eggs. $1000 for both.

SOLD – The last is a Rite Farms 256. Just got it this year and set all my eggs in it. In fact there are eggs still in it. Works great, keeps humidity and temp like no other. Cones with 5 gallon water supply and calibration thermometer. Everyone asks why are you selling it? Frankly it works great and love the design, it is just too big for my needs. I have used only 1/3 of the three hatching trays and it’s silly to run this beast for no more eggs than I hatch. They are now $949 without the water supply and calibration thermometer, $800.

Prices are firm, don’t have to sell any of them. No shipping but can deliver if prepaid to the many fall show we are either judging or exhibiting at. Any questions, message Matt on Facebook or email If you are close, you are welcome to come and see them by appointment only.

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Few recent observations.

If you can not invest in a Standard Of Perfection, you should probably not be breeding exhibition poultry. Same goes for not being a member of the APA or ABA or subscribing to the Poultry Press. I know this fast paced information system we now have wants it all for free, but sometimes it takes an investment to get started.

I seen this graphic on friend Greg Michael’s Michaels Line Polish site and thought it pretty much summed up the difference between breeding and buying breeders.