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Reply Sande
1:55 PM on February 9, 2019 

Hi Kathy,  I am hoping to embark on breeding bantam Basque Hens and in a search for help to that end, ran across BYC Rockshires you bred. I would love to be able to pick your brain on this and your experiences that may help me in my project in the shortest route. Thank you. Sande

Reply Gary Lugo
2:58 PM on June 6, 2016 
Loving Delaware breed...I'm new to this breed ... Looking to learn more about this loving breed
Reply Charles Cole
12:50 AM on June 3, 2015 

Hi Kathy, I have read every page of the Delaware thread on BYC and will some day have some of my own. I would very much like to have some of your line, however you have started somthing that is very much in demand and it may take years for that to happen. My plan is to be OUT of Ca by 2017 & have a small ranch where I can continue on the 'learning about chickens' journey and provide a nice, safe & healthy space for them to live. I hope through all the bumps that life can sometimes throw at you, you will continue and share all your good work. I'm certain I'm not the only one who wishes this.

Reply Christine Heinrichs
3:59 PM on April 7, 2015 

I am writing an article about Delawares for Backyard Poultry magazine. Leslie Joyce recommended your birds. Would you be willing to talk to me about them? Thanks.

Reply Neal, the Zooman
2:01 AM on July 20, 2014 

Hello Kathy.

If you read any of my posts at Back Yard you will note a touch of boyhood exuberance. Was reared on a chicken farm until 13 years of age.  Have worked as a vet tech,  zoologist and curator.  Animals and birds my whole life except for the spate as a certified electrician which paid my way through college and grad school.  At college took every poultry scince course they had.  Loved it!   I'm not familiar with Facebook, Facelift or whatever the off standard connectors are called.  I figure at my age e-mail is adequate.  I also welcome round-the-clock phone calls.  Don't concern yourself about that as I regularly get phone calls as late as 3 or 4 o'clock a.m., often from friends going back to high school days some 55 years ago or so.  We were/are a close knit group; but I digress.  I can be reached at [email protected] and/or at (209) 327-2068.  Uninvited commercial entities have learned the hard way to not intrude and waste my valuable animal and chicken time as I'm on the Do Not Call national registry.  I'm very pleased to see a soul such as you taking on the ressurection and improvement of the Delawares.  Congratulations! It's a noble undertaking.  Would you have some of the greatly improved Delaware chicks to sell?

My best to you,


Reply Chris Young
4:13 PM on May 20, 2014 

Im really interested in how you developed your Delawares. Im new to Chickens but am really interested in this breed and am thinking of breeding. them or even taking up the challenge of starting a new line.

Reply Kevin Knoblett
5:04 PM on February 8, 2014 

Hello Kathy,

I love what you're doing with the birds, as I too have had trouble finding quality Delawares. Breeding for certain traits has relegated most of what I've seen to the rubbish bin. Your Hampshire Reds are also quite nice indeed. If you have chicks available for both, I'd very much be interested in doing busines with you.

Kind regards, Kevin Knoblett

Le Sueur, MN

Kevin Knoblet

Reply Paul
9:37 PM on June 18, 2013 

Hi Kathy. do you sell and ship day old Delaware Chicks?

Reply ray whitehead
4:22 PM on August 27, 2012 

Would like to buy New hamspire chicks.

Reply Mary O'Brien
1:40 PM on June 30, 2012 

You'll never get any sleep now. Congrats on the new blog. I'm in!

Reply LadyHawk
5:50 PM on June 29, 2012 
Awesome start Kathy. Love it.