2019 Hatch Weeks: March 5, 19, April 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20; September 3, 17: October 1, 15,29 ( No specific breeds in September and October only assortments)
SUMMER WHITE EGGLAYER SPECIAL. FOR DELIVERY IN JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST.
25 ASSORTED WHITE EGG LAYERS STRAIGHT RUN. WE WILL TRY TO INCLUDE 3 TO 5 BREEDS. 25 CHICKS $20.00 PLUS POSTAGE
We maintain a large number of full size chicken breeds. Our assortments are nothing like anywhere else as you are more than likely to get more rare breeds than common ones. You will get a great chance to experience rare and heritage poultry without a great outlay of expense. In fact I always recommend to first time chicken raiser to get an assortment and explore the world on their own and ignore all the internet reviews and recommendations on a particular breed. Do your own research and find your own favorite that matches with your climate, lifestyle, and personal interests.
Number in () is maximum per hatch.
With Linda's long hospital stay and me not being able to devote the typical 13-14 hour days to the farm this past summer of 2018 we were not able to increase and replace some of our breeder flocks that were hit hard by the mink, so you will see many breeds will be reduced in numbers available for 2019 and some will be listed as unavailable for flock rebuilding. We are hopeful to be back to full capacity in 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
ASSORTED CHICKENS: Chicks $1.35 each. (100 per hatch) This assortment may be made up from any of the breeds of large fowl chicks listed in our catalog. You may receive anything from the most common to the rarest, depending upon what is left after specific breed orders have been filled. An order for 25 chicks will usually include 4 or 5 different breeds.
ASSORTED HEAVY CHICKENS: Chicks $1.75 each. (50 per hatch) No guarantee as to what will be included, but it will be from the following list. We will try to include at least 3 breeds, never will it be just 1 breed if you order more than 5 assorted heavy chickens. Ameraucanas, Australorps, Barred Hollands, Buckeyes, Chanteclers,Cuckoo Marans, Delawares, Dominiques, Dorkings, Faverolles, Giants, Iowa Blue, Javas, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Shamos, Spangled Russian Orloffs, Sussex, Welsummers, or Wyandottes. Most heavy breed chickens lay brown eggs.
ASSORTED LIGHT CHICKENS: Chicks $1.45 each. (50 per hatch) This will be from the following breeds. No guarantees, but will not be all of one breed if you order more than 5 assorted light chickens. Anconas, Blue Andalusians, Buff Catalanas, Buttercups, Campines, Crevecouers, Cubalayas, Egyptian Fayoumis, Hamburgs, Icelandics, Kraienkoppes, La Fleche, Lakenvelders, Leghorns, Jaerhons, Minorcas, Polish, or Sumatras. Most light breed chickens lay white eggs.
SUPER ASSORTED CHICKENS: Can be any of the full size breeds we offer. Will usually contain at least 6 breeds in an order of 25, but can contain more than 10 breeds. Sold in units of 25 or 50. Chicks 25 for $30.00; 50 for $55.00 SOLD OUT THROUGH MAY 14
Crested fowl are mentioned in historical writings from the 1500’s. The following lay medium to large sized white eggs. They all have a v-shaped comb.
Black Polish- A selection that is pure black with no beard. They are larger than the White Crested Blacks and lay a white egg. These have not yet been admitted to the APA Standard. We have maintained this breed since 2000. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019 REBUILDING OUR NUMBERS.
Black Crested Blue Polish - A selection that is solid blue with a darker blue/black crest. Many of the crests will be a deeper shade of blue, but not necessarily black. This breed is not currently in the APA Standard. (See Glossary on Poultry Page for “Blue Genetics” explanation) We have maintained this breed since 2005 . Chicks $3.50 each (10)
Buff Laced Polish- Bearded, crested, soft buff color, huge crests, white eggs.We have maintained this breed since 1991 UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019 REBUILDING OUR NUMBERS.
Crevecoeurs- Solid black in color, crested, with a beard, lays white eggs. Very old French breed. We have maintained this breed since 1996 .UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019 REBUILDING OUR NUMBERS.
Golden Polish- Bearded, white eggs, golden laced pattern, orange and black. We have maintained this breed since 1991 Chicks $4.00 each (5)
Silver Polish- Silver laced pattern, bearded, striking color pattern, white eggs. We have maintained this breed since 1991 UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019 REBUILDING OUR NUMBERS.
White Crested Black Polish- Black body with white crests, thrifty and excellent layers of medium sized white eggs.We have maintained this breed since 1991 Chicks $4.00 each (10)
White Crested Blue Polish - A soft, blue color with a white crest, lays white eggs. Chicks will come out in the typical blue genetics pattern. (See Glossary on the Poultry Page for “Blue Genetics” explanation) We have maintained this breed since 2000 . Chicks $4.00 each (10)