Swain farmers receive grant to breed heritage chickens

A Swain farming operation received a $6,000 grant to breed heritage birds. Mike and Joan Glover of Sleepy Hollow Farm are purchasing Buckeyes and Partridge Chanteclers — breeds on the near-extinct list. They are also hatching their own chicks, using a new incubator. With the purchase of a poultry processing unit, they can offer meat to their customers for the first time. Smoky Mountain Times, Feb. 2011. Read it here.

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