Randy and Cynthia Klocke are the proud owners of two small farms in Enochville, a small community in southern Rowan County, North Carolina. They purchased their first farm in June 2007 and started selling free-range eggs to a few local grocery stores and friends.
In July 2008 they bought a second farm just around the corner and expanded the livestock operations to include some goats (partly for brush control and partly as pets...well, mostly as pets!).
In April 2008 they rescued four ducks, who became 14 ducks when "Lucy" hatched her clutch in June. Today the flock has grown to more than 90 ducks, supplying a steady supply of Duck Eggs to several of their markets.
Tom, a half wild/half domestic turkey decided to make one of the farms his home. He wandered in one morning in August 2008 and has been a part of the farms ever since. It's not likely now that he'll ever end up on our Thanksgiving table!
Rooster Hill Farms is dedicated to helping families return to the basics of living. As Americans slowly return to their aggrarian roots, more and more people are keeping small flocks in their backyards. City after city has changed their policies to allow people to keep a few chickens for their own use.
Our Henpen has been so much more successful than we could have ever imagined. We want to help those who want to keep hens in their own backyard.
Rooster Hill Farms is as much a learning facility as it is a working farm. We host home-school tours to help teach children about sustainable agriculture and the value of farm-fresh foods. Many people who purchase our eggs from local retailers like to come see where the eggs they eat are produced. Some spend the entire day!