Foley's Waterfowl & Poultry

Farm dedicated to breeding all of our poultry and waterfowl toward the A.P.A standard and preserving

the Wyandotte breed of poultry in both bantam and large fowl.

                          Jan 3, 2015 Update !
  I changed the look of our website and I am trying to go for a more updated look...hope everyone likes it.

I do have room for just a few more names for my SLW chick list, you can email me for details at foley42732@gmail.com
 
I just updated my sale page, check it out for what I have available.
 
As a Christmas Gift to everyone I am offering two new articles I have written for free, click on the links below to download them:
 
 
 
I tend to post on Twitter at least every day, so if you want to follow me @foleyswaterfowl you can keep up with birds I have available or breeding tips. or me complaining about whatever is going on in my life..good or bad. 
                     Breeding & Culling BLRW !

Our new E-book "Breeding and Culling Blue Laced Red Wyandottes" is now available.

I receive many emails each week seeking advice on breeding this variety, so we decided to put all the information that we have acquired over the last 7 years into a E-book and make it available to you.

 

  • In this book I explain in layman's terms how to breed BLRW to the APA Standard
  • I reveal how to breed for the good deep mahogany red that we all want in our BLRW 
  • How to breed for type
  • Best methods to use when picking your breeders
  • Pictures of faults in the birds to watch for
  • The E-book is $10. Click on the paypal button below to purchase. You will receive a separate email within 24 hours containing the e-book. E-books are through email only. We do not offer printed copies at this time.

                                                           

Latest News

     I will not be selling any BLRW chicks this season, sorry. I am still taking a break on selling BLRW chicks and working on them a little this year and will need all the chicks I hatch. I am very happy with the background color on them from 2014 and continue to hope for improvements in 2015. 

 The APA is in the process of making changes to the rules for getting new varieties into the APA Standard. So the BLRW Standard push that I was working on is now on hold...unless there are some BLRW breeders out there that have been a APA member for 5 years. As far as I know I am the only one.

 

2013 slw cockerel

2013 SLW pullet

 

 

 Read my latest article on the surprising origin of the BLRW! Click the link below: 

Origin of the BLRW 


 Remember an easy way to keep up with the latest news and adventures of foleyswaterfowl is to follow us on twitter.

Just click the "follow @foleyswaterfowl" button on this page. 

        

 

 

       How a hobby got out of hand

 

  It started out innocent enough....we bought some land out in the country and my wife kept talking about these "cute" bantam ducks and Wyandottes that she had seen as a kid growing up in the middle of no where. I  always loved having animals and what the heck my mom and dad always kept some chickens and ducks on our small farm when I was growing up.

So after much searching we did finally locate a pair of gray call ducks and some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, I even made my wife and kids a nice bench to set on while they watched the chickens and call ducks chase bugs in their coops. Then we attended a poultry show and we purchased a nice pair of calls here and there and couldn't pass up the beautiful SQ Silver Laced Wyandottes, by the time I found a nice pair of Butterscotch Call ducks  we had full blown call duck fever..now we are hooked with no cure in sight. The little buggers are very addictive to watch and raise, so now we would like to pass the same call duck and Wyandotte fever on to you..

 I hope you will browse through our website and let us know if there is anything you need from our small waterfowl and poultry farm.

 

 

 

 


 

You can email us at gfoley@windstream.net 

 

We enjoy showing as a family and we like to teach our kids good sportsmanship... win or lose.
 
 Eli's duck "Woody"

 

                A little bit about our farm ...                              
 
We do welcome pick ups, but we are a bio-secure operation so the poultry yard is off limits to visitors.  I will have your birds boxed upon arrival to the farm.  We are not trying to hide anything...we have put a lot of time and money into our flock so we do everything possible to avoid diseases and contamination.  Our animals keep us very busy......They all get fresh water daily and good quality feed.  The daily chores last 3 hours +  a day and entire weekends so pick-ups will have to be scheduled.   
 
Chickens
 
Our pens can be seen from the driveway, if you look down the hill you will see chicken houses with grassy runs attached.  We  have a handful of smaller pens that no longer have grass so we do rotate them to free range the pasture......Chickens are happier and healthier when they can pick at the grass, bugs and whatever else they can find......
 
This is one of our grow-out pens...perfect for growing out the large Wyandottes.
grow-out / breeder
Another grow-out or breeder pen 

 

Call Ducks
 
 
Most of our call ducks are kept in off the ground  pens during breeding /show season.  During the winter months they are moved into the barn in off the ground pens and a large community pen.  We do not let the call ducks free-range.  They are easy targets for hawks and other day time predators and, as you probably know, they can fly like a bird and will take off sometimes.
 
This is our new breeding/show pen for call ducks
 
 
This is one of our "hoop houses" .  They are moved around the field so the ducks have a fresh grassy area...... 


Raising Poultry and Waterfowl

 


 

 Pictured on the left is one of the brooders we currently use....

  The plastic tubs from Wal-Mart work great for call ducklings.....just make a elevated floor out of hardware cloth so the little pigs stay dry.  Hang a 100 watt bulb and you have a very inexpensive brooder.  We  cut a large square in the lid and attach hardware cloth.  The light can rest on top of the hardware cloth.  Keeps out the drafts and the young kids.....

 

 


      

 

 

 visits since Nov. 2009

 

 

 

New 3 Year Membership