Waddle Bock Farm

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Waddle Bock Farm
Capons: An Alternative to Factory Farmed Fast Broilers

Capons do well on pasture.


Capon Services

Capon Classes

Cockerels at Waddle Bock Farm are caponized at aproximately eight weeks of age.  Capons do well in a mixed flock, are tolerated by most roosters, and can be kept longer than fast-broilers without developing ascites, problems walking, or abrasions of the breast and legs due to excellerated growth.
Raise your own meat birds without having to deal with the heart and leg problems experienced by many fast-growing broilers.   
Make use of the extra males in your hatches. Rather than dispatching your extra cockerels, have them caponized.  Raise them with your flock, allowing them to forrage, and you'll be rewarded with a delicious meat bird when they're ready to butcher.  
Attend a caponizing class at Waddle Bock Farm. Become a part of the movement to revive this agricultural art, to make use of male chickens as meat birds that would otherwise be dispatched on hatch day.  
Upcomming Classes:
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 (1 seat left)
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 (1 seat left)
email:  [email protected]
Cullinary Treat
Capon recipes coming soon.
Pullets and Hens
Pullets from our spring and summer hatches may be available: Crested Cream Legbars, Cuckoo Marans, Cinnamon Queens, Turkens, and Barnyard Crosses.
Capons as Pets
Fine Arts and Country Crafts 
Pet portraits in watercolor are available from the farm.  Unique crochet items, such as chicken hats, are available by consignment as well.

This is Stripes, a capon in residence at Waddle Bock Farm.  Some people want to keep chickens as pets.  In neighborhoods, hens are preferred, as they are generally quiet and have the added benefit of providing eggs. Caponized cockerels grow into quiet, gentle, elaborately-feathered birds.  Extra capons at Waddle Bock Farm are allowed to forage for bugs and other tasety natural treats. Our capons are ignored by our uncut roosters,  and they make excellent company for our hens.