IT MIGHT HAVE ALL STARTED WITH GRANNY.
My Granny spent her childhood running barefoot, playing in hay fields and learning the ins and outs of poultry care on the family’s 100+ acre pastured egg farm in Petaluma, CA. There was a boom – or maybe it was a bust – but in the ‘60s, the egg industry moved east. Fast forward to 2005, Granny’s great-grandson, Jake [my son], took on a 4H Poultry Project. He started with three day-old-baby chicks, raising them at his Grandmas house and caring for them before and after school. Turns out, chicken math is a real thing because I turned that itty-bitty flock of three into 300+ chickens within two years.
And eggs? Needless to say, we had a lot of eggs. This newfound love for chickens transformed the barn and pastures into a “poultry paradise” and, to my husband’s surprise, quickly took over his garage and workshop too. Soon after I bid farewell to my cushy desk job on the 22nd floor of the Federal Building in San Francisco. I traded in my department store suits and heels for all things chickens: straw in my hair, eggs in my pockets and an endless array of organic grains, herbs, and seeds to enrich the growing flock.
AT TREATS FOR CHICKENS™, WE WANT THE BEST FOR YOUR FLOCK
In 2009, we launched an online store and were mixing, blending, and packing in our own commercial space, and by 2011 our products were found on retail store shelves nationwide. Granny would be so proud, don’t you think? And, my husband, Dennis, he got his garage, barn, woodshop and all storage spaces returned to him: finally!
We eat the eggs our chickens lay and I want the best for my flock, and know that you do, too. That’s why I've prioritized organic ingredients in our formulas since the beginning. In 2013, we became the very first USDA-Certified Organic supplier of poultry treats, vitamins and herbal bedding. It was a big game changer for our boutique company and the industry as a whole. Beyond the ingredients, we are proud of our hand-packed, small batch production process, that we source locally then globally and that we are subject to and held accountable for 100% traceability in our processes. At Treats for Chickens™ we happily make high quality products!