Wild Birds & Feathers
Wild Water Birds & Feathers
||We believe that a naturally balanced
ecosystem provides the healthiest environment for all its inhabitants.
To that end we keep a variety of domestic species in our barnyard and we
encourage and protect wild creatures in our woodlands preserve.
Our birds range freely in the barnyard. Foraging birds are
healthy birds and, they keep the bugs, flies, and small rodent populations under control - avoiding the
need for chemical pesticides.
Shady Grove farm is the most prolific hatchery of royal blue peacocks
in Marion County, FL. All of our birds are incubated and raised by their
mothers. Young birds and selected feathers are one or the farm's primary crops.
||We raise a variety of birds at Shady Grove including Booted Cochin Chickens.
These large chickens come from china where they are prized for their
meat and colorful feathers. We love them for their gentle and kind
All of the feathers that we sell are 'donated' by the birds at
molting time. They are collected, cleaned and sanitized, and
sorted by type and color through the Summer and Fall months.