Our History

Our love for chickens began when we brought home 8 chicks from my son's kindergarten class in 2002. The hobby grew and in 2008 Wildfire Farms came into being. Over the past 9 years we have brought more than 10,000 birds together with hundreds of backyard chicken keepers. In addition we work with teachers, home schoolers and science classes on hatching projects here in Colorado. We want you to have a good experience with us and strive to return calls, texts and emails within 24 hrs.

Our Story

Gina and Eric have been married for over 20 years and have 2 kids; Aidan, 20 and Anna,17. Gina grew up in San Diego and Eric in New Jersey. At UCSD, where they met, Gina earned a degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience, and Eric in Computer Science. Currently Gina is studying Naturopathy and running Wildfire Farms, and Eric is a software consultant.  Aidan, a local musician in the band Postcards, is also a barber in Fredrick. Anna is a junior in high school, a blue belt in Kung Fu and an incredible artist. Together they share a 2.5 acre farm with the chickens.

Meet the Team

Wildfire Farms is run by a mother/daughter team. Gina usually stands around talking while Anna is in hot pursuit of some chicken or another for her customer.


Gina Grapengeter

Founder & CCO (Chief Chicken Officer)



The Mascot



Anna Grapengeter

Ninja Chicken Catcher