Well, here we are almost one year from the time we attended the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa and met Jim Adkins, founder of Sustainable Poultry Network. I had seen the advertisements on Facebook and in the Baker Seed Catalog and thought it would be fun and interesting to attend…..
We spent 3 days wondering around the fairgrounds and one afternoon attended a “Backyard Poultry” talk by Jim. We missed some of the info and came back the next afternoon to hear more. And as they say, the rest is history!
After talking to Jim for an hour or so, we headed home and started researching breeds of poultry. I wanted to focus on endangered or threatened breeds (who knew what even existed for chickens?!). I narrowed it down to two: Delaware and Buckeye. Both are American breeds that are on the threatened list of the Livestock Conservancy. We talked to Jim about which one he recommended and Delaware it was!