Blue Mojo Farm

Blue Mojo Farm Small family farm specializing in ostriches, Muscovy ducks and Recessive Slate heritage turkeys.

Now THAT is beautiful.
02/26/2020

Now THAT is beautiful.

What a great idea for those of us who incubate (and yes there is a DiY solution but this was fast, easy and cheap)!
02/25/2020
Boveda 32% Low-RH One-Step Hygrometer Calibration Kit - Standard Small

What a great idea for those of us who incubate (and yes there is a DiY solution but this was fast, easy and cheap)!

Boveda's two-way humidity control technology - as used in the one-step calibration kit - is based on scientific principles (Raoult's law and henry's law) that have been known for over 100 years. One of those principles is that a saturated solution of salt in water will maintain a constant level o...

02/23/2020
Mountville Folk Festival

Every year like clockwork!

For those of you who like to mark your calendars for events you SHOULD NOT MISS, here you go :) The 26th Annual Mountville Folk Festival will be Sat. June 20th, 2020!

It's "calibrate the hygrometers" day @BMF!
02/22/2020

It's "calibrate the hygrometers" day @BMF!

02/18/2020

We have experienced some setbacks on the way to ostrich meat taste testing, but if you are still interested, please comment here. We need 2-3 local volunteers - not shipping meat yet. Samples are free.

Our best estimate is that we will have meat by the weekend of February 29th-March 1st, so pick up would be that weekend. We are hoping to have at least 3 different samples for you to try but it may just be 2. The only requirement is you provide honest detailed feedback from your "test" in email within a couple of days. Ideally you will make the same thing with each sample for a true comparison.

Thanks in advance!

02/09/2020

Happy First Egg Laid Day (actually 3)! Our hat trick is courtesy of our ostriches. Hoping the turkeys and ducks get the hint!

For the DC area turkey lovers out there, we have some very exciting news!  As some of you know, we made the difficult de...
02/04/2020
Porter's Rare Heritage Turkeys

For the DC area turkey lovers out there, we have some very exciting news!

As some of you know, we made the difficult decision last year to downsize our turkey business, in part to focus on helping re-establish heritage turkey breeds which had disappeared (or were in severe danger of disappearing).

We will be selling (Porter's) extremely rare Recessive (Blue) Slate poults this year after all, and the special bonus is they can be sold WITHOUT any contractual requirements on the buyer's side. We are the ONLY RS breeders in the DC area currently; there are only a handful of RS breeders elsewhere in the US.

*All* Recessive Slate turkey breeders are locked into the selling price of $20/poult this year, but price will be unrestricted in subsequent years. Please contact us if you would like to pre-order (with a 20% deposit) Recessive Slate poults.

Note: Kevin Porter is looking for more dedicated breeders to help re-establish endangered varieties who will agree to abide by his standards; if this interests you, please contact him directly. He especially needs help re-establishing Recessive Lilacs. For more information, please visit his website and/or contact him directly.

Rare and or Heritage turkey color genetics resource

It's very interesting to see how the feathers develop colors as they grow from chicks to adults.
02/01/2020

It's very interesting to see how the feathers develop colors as they grow from chicks to adults.

01/30/2020
Ostrich Farm (1962)

This video is older than we are! :)

Oudtshoorn, South Africa. L/S of a flock of ostriches wading through a shallow river. M/S of the flock of ostriches moving towards the camera. Will Hooper, o...

The Livestock Conservancy is a really wonderful and helpful organization to be a member of.
01/28/2020

The Livestock Conservancy is a really wonderful and helpful organization to be a member of.

Help us start the New Year off right! Become a Livestock Conservancy Conservation Champion with a monthly gift of just $4 or more. Enroll at http://ow.ly/yzNp50xITNG For $125 per month, experienced farmers mentor new farmers, one-on-one, and at From Service to Stewardship workshops for military veterans. Enroll today!

Use of diatomaceous earth is controversial and requires caution as inhaling DE is a big problem.  Also potentially an is...
01/25/2020
Will Diatomaceous Earth Kill Worms in Horses? – The Horse

Use of diatomaceous earth is controversial and requires caution as inhaling DE is a big problem. Also potentially an issue for honeybees... do your research first.

Learn why this deworming technique doesn't have an antiparasitic effect in horses.

We are happy to have contributed to the resurgence of the Silver Appleyard duck.  They are gorgeous!
12/31/2019

We are happy to have contributed to the resurgence of the Silver Appleyard duck. They are gorgeous!

This Silver Appleyard duck from Melissa Kreuzer's Dream Hayven Farm in Lafayette, TN is just one of 14 duck breeds on The Livestock Conservancy's Conservation Priority List. We study and track more than 150 breeds across 11 species to prevent extinctions. Your charitable support has a HUGE impact! Please consider making your 2019 charitable gift within the next 24 hours at http://ow.ly/e62o50xISWT

Extremely creative Xmas present, this "Dragon's" Egg... I feel like Daenerys of Blue Mojo Farm now!
12/26/2019

Extremely creative Xmas present, this "Dragon's" Egg... I feel like Daenerys of Blue Mojo Farm now!

(NoVA residents:) This would be great fun if we hadn't 'used up' most of our land already.  Maybe one of you has space? ...
12/21/2019
Wanted: 5000sqft outside space to build tiny house containers

(NoVA residents:) This would be great fun if we hadn't 'used up' most of our land already. Maybe one of you has space? Bet you could get a free tiny house out of it!

We convert 20ft shipping containers into tiny houses and are looking to relocate our small business from the Eastern Shore MD to Northern Virginia: We have our own workshop out of three 20ft shipping

Virginia is more ostrich-friendly than we realized!
12/20/2019
Birds of a feather

Virginia is more ostrich-friendly than we realized!

Want to win a bet? Ask your best lawyer friend which bird appears on the seal of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Chances are he or she will guess a bald eagle, or a cardinal, perhaps. Both answers w…

12/14/2019
Could ostrich eggs be key in treating deadly infections? | Livingston Ledger

Yes.

Could ostrich eggs be key in treating deadly infections? Written by Livingston Contributor on December 14, 2019 Could ostrich eggs be the key to tackling deadly hospital infections? New trial using the birds‘ powerful immune systems may revolutionise future treatment Ostrich eggs could be key to t...

12/07/2019

SUCCESSFULLY REHOMED! Thanks everyone. :)
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LOCAL friends and family, please help us REHOME a beautiful Christmas Tree!

Through a very bizarre chain of events we have found ourselves with not just one but two trees. It is a handsome Fraser Fir (considered by many to be the ideal Xmas tree) shipped directly from the mountains of North Carolina. Stands just under 9' tall in the stand, ~4 ft wide, and smells amazing.

We're happy to 'donate' this tree to a family in need if you deliver it. We have already contacted the Haymarket and Dulles South Food Pantries but they have not found any potential recipients yet. PM for more information.

11/28/2019

The Livestock Conservancy just published our story, "It Started With a Blue Turkey".

11/22/2019

Light Brahma rooster and/or silver/blue Muscovy drake free to a good home (NOT for freezer camp).

Please PM me if you have a spot for these charismatic bachelors. They're lonely and hoping for a forever home...

One of our turkeys went on to win Grand Champion Turkey with their family.  Here's a picture of the handsome boy!
11/22/2019

One of our turkeys went on to win Grand Champion Turkey with their family. Here's a picture of the handsome boy!

Recessive Slates starting to look "purty"!
11/17/2019

Recessive Slates starting to look "purty"!

11/14/2019

If you are in the market for a heritage Thanksgiving turkey in northern VA, there are a few establishments selling them, but I recommend you order VERY soon or they will be sold out.

One we can recommend is The Whole Ox (which is a beautiful road trip to take) in Marshall.

11/09/2019

We can't say enough good things about VDACs, and in specific, Jaime Weisman at the Warrenton lab. If you have anything a little "off" with your poultry, spring for a necropsy. Caveat: a specimen has to be provided to VDACS within 48 hrs.

Only 47 days to go!
11/08/2019

Only 47 days to go!

It's never too early to plan the brining of a fresh heritage bird!
10/27/2019
Heritage Turkey Brining Recipe - Foxhollow Farm

It's never too early to plan the brining of a fresh heritage bird!

We welcome you to support local farmers and enjoy a heritage Turkey this season! These old fashion birds are raised on pasture, with plenty of grass and sunshine. Their juicy, rich flavor is outstanding but, they do need to be cooked differently than their modern, mega-farmed counterparts. You are p...

10/22/2019

Tired of people who say turkeys (or other types of poultry) are stupid. (Maybe it makes you feel better to eat things that you don't think are smart...?)

Turkeys may not be rocket scientists (neither are we), but they're definitely not stupid. (Find me a rocket scientist with the instincts of a turkey and then we'll talk...)

Splish splash I was takin' a bath!
10/19/2019

Splish splash I was takin' a bath!

Although we don't have emus ourselves, we seem to become involved with them for one reason or another on a recurring bas...
10/19/2019
The (really!) true story of the Great Emu war

Although we don't have emus ourselves, we seem to become involved with them for one reason or another on a recurring basis... funny article.

Someone has asked me to address one of the monumental conflicts of human history: the day that a nation actually declared war on birds with brains the

LOL!
10/03/2019

LOL!

09/25/2019

Someone asked us if the ostriches were... peacocks!?

09/21/2019

Ugh. Not used to this feeling of defeat.

09/18/2019

For those of you in the local area, are there any other reputable butcher/processors than Blue Ridge? Preferably USDA facilities but open to others within a couple of hours of Loudoun County.

How much the flock has changed, even in the past couple of months!
09/11/2019

How much the flock has changed, even in the past couple of months!

We're working with Kevin Porter to re-establish this gorgeous variety of the heritage Blue Slate turkey.
09/11/2019

We're working with Kevin Porter to re-establish this gorgeous variety of the heritage Blue Slate turkey.

We're working with Kevin Porter to re-establish this gorgeous variety of the heritage Blue Slate turkey.

Someone missed the memo about hatching more than just your head out of the egg.
09/09/2019

Someone missed the memo about hatching more than just your head out of the egg.

Shhhh.  Don't tell Rusty he's not like the others.
08/18/2019

Shhhh. Don't tell Rusty he's not like the others.

Posted this earlier, but now they also have responses (scroll down to the end of the article).  There are glimmers of ho...
08/17/2019
Call the Vet! Rural Veterinary Medicine Is Struggling

Posted this earlier, but now they also have responses (scroll down to the end of the article). There are glimmers of hope (primarily in Texas) but unfortunately also more obstacles than we realized, such as attitudes towards female livestock vets.

Sigh...

About 500 counties in the U.S. are underserved by a veterinarian, mainly in rural areas. There are shortages in 44 states, the highest number since tracking began. Here’s why.

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"Thousands of feathers working together to ensure quality paint process for GM vehicles."
Happiness.
A lovely couple from Little Tree Huggers "pardoned" two turkeys tonight! Happy days for the turkeys going to their "forever home" and heartwarming to see educators saving these gorgeous, loving heritage breed birds. They will be well loved by their students!
Usually you don't need binoculars for turkeys, ducks and ostriches, but it's still calming to watch them!
Hahahahah!
New quadruplets!
There is a VERY precocious chocolate Muscovy duck trying to give the poult sitting in the towel moral support... by sitting in there with him. :-)
Wow. C diff is sadly a familiar term, so a cure would be fantastic.