Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc., first known as Ideal Hatchery & Poultry Farm, has been producing quality poultry since brothers Leo and Theo Fuchs (pronounced Fox) started the business in 1937. Leo and his wife Edna were sole owners of Ideal from 1946 until 1973 when they sold the business to Monroe, their youngest son. Ideal continues as a family owned and operated business, currently being equally owned by three of Monroe’s children; Gary, the President, is responsible for all production including supervision of the hatchery and breeding farms; Janet Crouch, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for sales and management of the office staff and Vice President, Teri Adcox is responsible for overseeing the shipment of all of Ideal’s products and supervising internet and retail sales. Gary’s oldest son, Stephen, a 2009 Texas A&M Poultry Science graduate was the first member of the fourth generation of Ideal’s Fuchs Family to join Ideal’s staff and has taken over as Production Manager. Gary’s youngest son Nathan, a 2012 Texas A&M Poultry Science graduate and 2013 Master Graduate of Texas A&M joined the business and has taken over as Hatchery Manager. Janet’s son, Kevin, a 2015 Texas A&M Agriculture Leadership & Development graduate with a Minor in Poultry Science of Texas A&M has joined the business and taken over as our Sales Manager.
Ideal maintains more than 50,000 breeders on its company owned farm Ideal currently hatches and sells 88 Standard Chicken Breeds/Varieties, 81 Breeds/Varieties of Bantams, 10 Breeds of Ducks, 3 Breeds of Geese and 4 Breeds/Varieties of Guineas. In addition, Ideal has available, as a service to its customers, 9 Heritage Breeds of Turkeys, Ring Neck Pheasants and Chukar.
Ideal’s story is a story of survival. While many hatcheries have been forced to close, Ideal Poultry has become the leader in producing non-commercial poultry annually selling more than six million items of baby poultry. Ideal’s success can be attributed to following sound Christian principles in providing quality products with quality service.