Claborn Farms is located in central Texas. We raise breeding flocks of heritage chickens, heritage turkeys and guinea fowl. In addition to supplying baby chicks, turkey poults, guinea keets and fertile hatching eggs to local and regional customers, we ship day-old poultry throughout most of the United States. At our poultry farm, we also offer seasonal events including: farm tours, discussions on topics like natural incubation and raising poultry sustainably, and classes on raising poultry.
The main focus of our breeding program is to reliably produce true, dual-purpose birds that are well-suited to the small farm or family homestead, in other words, chickens and turkeys that you can feed your family with – both eggs and meat. All of our fowl are able to reproduce naturally on the farm, and we make it a point to select breeders that have a good disposition.
- Day-old chicks – You can buy baby chicks from us and pick them up directly from our farm (please call ahead to schedule), or we can ship them to you. Breeds include: Rhode Island Reds, Delawares, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, New Hampshire Reds, and Welsummers. These are all dual-purpose breeds, meaning the hens lay well, and the cockerels will grow to a good size for table use. All of our breeds are available as straight-run, day-old chicks only.
- Day-old turkey poults – Turkey poults can be picked up directly from our farm (call to schedule). We do not ship poults at this time. Breeds include: Beltsville White and Heritage Bronze. All our poults are straight-run only.
- Guinea Keets – Guineas can be picked up at our farm (call to schedule) or shipped. Guineas are excellent at helping control ticks and other insect pests. They’re less disruptive to gardens than chickens. They’re low-maintenance and tend to have little trouble with diseases. We sell day-old, straight-run keets.
- Hatching Eggs – If you’d like to hatch eggs yourself, we have both chicken hatching eggs and turkey hatching eggs for sale locally at our farm. We generally have Rhode Island Red, Delaware, Barred Rock, Black Australorp, New Hampshire Red and Welsummer chicken eggs available, subject to seasonal variations in how our hens are laying.