Hello i'm new here but love to visit this site so figured i should join this evening so i could post and comment. the vast amount of knowledge shared here is so amazing and i always seem to find answers to different bird subjects. I am currently starting hatchery with 65 turkeys and 186 chickens i have three heritage breeds of turkeys and 18 chicken breeds. I have had turkeys and chickens for 40 yrs this yr in April and I am finally pursuing a life dream to have a live breed hatchery we will not be using incubators here on the farm. Heritage in my mind is all natural breeding with broody hens like nature intended. Nothing against incubation, just trying something a little bit old fashioned i guess you could say. They will all be pastured raised on 160acres and we will be growing all our own feeds for all birds. So life is exciting and I wanted to share. will post pics soon of baby chics and poults new this spring it has been busy! Saving heritage breeds from extinction is important to me and I hope i can make small difference in the forced society we live in were if you dont raise or grow it, you never know what your eating!