Thanks for visiting us here at Union Hill Ranch! We are a small family farm located in the heart of the foothills of Central California. We have embarked on several small scale farming ventures over the years, mostly out of the desire to become more self reliant. Surprisingly, in the process, we have learned to do many things we never thought we could do! What started out as a simple “chicken project", has given birth to a passion to equip and empower people to become acquainted with and come to appreciate these amazingly beautiful creatures! We have a heart to preserve the beautiful heritage breeds of old, while also striving to obtain and improve on the rarest of rare breeds. We enjoy our birds immensely and love to share our knowledge and love of poultry....
Equipping people for success, from first peep to prize egg!
Back from the brink of extiction....The Brakel
We are thrilled to announce our release of the coveted Gold Brakel, we are pleased to be one of the only farms in the United States to have these rare birds! We will be releasing our first chicks via auction format on Rarebreedauctions.com after working on them for almost 2 years. Our first auction is set to end April 6th, 2014 (click link below). We are excited to release these to the public in an effort to educate and promote the conservation of this once well known breed!
We are now NPIP Certified!
National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)
The NPIP is an industry-state-federal program for the improvement of poultry and poultry products. It establishes standards for the evaluation of poultry breeding stock and hatchery products certifing chicken, turkey and game bird flocks to be free of certain poultry diseases. Flocks are tested under NPIP provisions at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratories located throughout the state. Being a member of NPIP allows for the safe movement of hatching eggs and live birds within the state, across state lines, and into other countries. This voluntary program protects both the consumer and the industry.
Our Automatic Watering Solution!
We used to spent alot of time and energy watering all our of our birds' pens. But as our flocks grew, we saw the need to come up with a better way to give our birds a continuous supply of fresh water. We experimented with a few ideas before coming up with the Drip Chick Series of watering systems. Our system uses the popular poultry drinker cups and other proven technology to keep our reservoir full at all times. We offer many configuration options to help our kit fit your particular needs. We hope you will take advantage of our time and work saving product!
Our versatile and expandable kits can supply 2 birds or 200! Quality components, a continuous supply of water, a huge time and work saver...all qualities you desire and expect from your automatic poultry watering system. Our Autowaterkits have it all!