Gordon Cummings began operating his hatchery and poultry farm in 1952. It has been mainly a commercial operation, although they had a self-service egg business for the public.
The Hatchery has not been in operation for six years, but as many as 4,000 chicks were hatched here each year.
Approximately 50,000 dozen eggs were sold here each year. An interesting fact is that the Cummings Hatchery sold fertile eggs to the Ghostly Poultry Co. then these eggs were used in polio vaccine research which finally became a reality in the form of Salk Vaccine!