Exclusive One Day Sale

Cacklefruit Farms One Day Exclusive Sale Event 1 January 2018 Straight Run Chicks ONLY   $10 each Super Brown Eggers – Cacklefruit Farms Exclusive Bantam Langshans – Black and Blue $12 each Ameraucanas – Black, Blue and Splash Marans – Black Copper, Black, Blue Silverudd’s Blues $15 each Silkies – black and blue Marans –…

Chick Season is HERE!!!

We will begin taking reservations for 2018 hatches on 24 November. Order your chicks here: https://squareup.com/store/cacklefruitfarms Reservations with payment will be hosted via the Square Terminal link provided tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM. Initial orders will be for straight run chicks only, will be filled in the order received as soon as the breeding pins are…

Is that a porcupine in my coop!?!?!

It is August. You walked into the coop and it looks like someone lost a pillow fight. And you are absolutely sure that your darned hens are hiding eggs because you went from a full egg basket to zilch in the last ten days. What is happening, and why do the chickens look SO rough?…

Are those fries French?

Pursue the best quality birds you can afford. Build a relationship with the breeders whose work you appreciate and you will find excellent mentors. And stop searching for that mythical golden egg so you fall in love with the excellent birds a bit of patience rewarded you with.

Paving the way to show success

We had a wonderful time this past weekend in Norman, OK, at the CVPC Junior Prospect Show & Clinic. The future of the poultry fancy is in great hands with the youth of a five state area falling in love with chickens! As promised, I am enclosing the handouts and essential items covered in the…

North Texas Poultry Showcase

You’ve been asking and here are ALL the details you’ll need for the show here in Dallas on Saturday, April 8th. North Texas Poultry Showcase Open Chicken, Bantam & Waterfowl Junior Show, Junior Showmanship Competition and Open Egg Show Saturday, April 8, 2017 APA, ABA & YEPA Sanctioned Show Poultry Barn, Texas State Fair Grounds,…

Chanukah Bunuelos

During the annual Festival of Lights, Jewish people throughout the world enjoy fried foods honoring the miracle of oil Chanukah traditions are built upon. Jelly filled doughnuts are a common part of the celebration, but these wonderful Bunuelos will soon be a favorite on your holiday or breakfast table. Chanukah Bunuelos Yield: 24-30 bunuelos Ingredients:…

But where are the eggs?

Some folks are a fan of the short daylight hours and falling back when the time change strikes. I AM NOT!Though I much prefer temps in the 60’s and 70’s regular during these shorter days, I am ready for 15 hours of sunshine and it isn’t even December! Every year when temperatures cool off and…

Navigating the Poultry Show Entry Process

As Show Season is upon us I am answering quite a few questions from new hobbyists and our 4-H families about what exactly they need to complete on that entry form for upcoming shows. Here is my quick primer on the poultry show entry process! What portion of the show are you participating in? OPEN…

Where did THAT egg come from?

Cacklefruit Farms is focused on raising and breeding show quality birds in our program that lay beautiful eggs and thrive in the backyard environment. I raise a variety of Marans, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Crested Cream Legbars, Silver Penciled Rocks, Silkies, Polish, Silverudd’s Blues (Isbars), and nice production line of Olive Eggers. The 4-Hers, egg customers and…

Pox happens… Fowl Pox 101

If you see mosquitos while tending your chickens and working in the garden, you can  expect dark spots to show up on combs and wattles in short order. Sometimes fighting birds can bloody up a comb but more often than not black spots are caused by a case of dry pox. Three strains can affect your…

Challah for me. Challah for YOU!

It is Friday afternoon. Perhaps it is time to get out your challah cover, kiddish cup and candlesticks. Or maybe you just love GREAT bread. No matter the reason, it is time to make some fantastic bread! Here is the recipe you will find on the Shabbat table at my house week in and out….