Poultry Breeds

Thank you for ordering your chicks with us! Our 2020 chick orders will begin in January 2020 for a planned hatch in late March.

Brown Egg Layers

RHODE ISLAND REDS

Temperament: Moderate personality and tend to be a more dominant breed. 
Egg production: Lays a medium to large, rich colored brown egg. Great feed to egg ratio - this is one of the best egg producers.
Attributes: A large bodied, dual purpose (egg/meat) bird that is cool weather hardy. Usually between 5-6 lbs in size.
Retail: $4.99 each

BLACK SEX LINK

Temperament: Tends to be a dominant breed. 
Egg production: High producer of large, light brown colored eggs.
Attributes: A smaller framed bird, which matures rapidly, usually producing eggs at a younger age. This is a cross breed to maximize egg production. Cold weather hardy.
Retail: $4.99 each

NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS

Temperament: Docile birds that make great pets. 
Egg production: Great production of large brown eggs.
Attributes: Good dual purpose bird, large bodied usually between 5-6 lbs in size. Easy to work with. This bird has stunning red, gold and black plumage.
Retail: $4.99 each

GOLDEN COMETS

Temperament: Extremely docile birds. 
Egg production: High egg production of extra large, light brown eggs.
Attributes: Good dual purpose bird that are easy to work with. Great backyard pet and egg producing bird.
Retail: $4.99 each

BUFF ORPINGTON

Temperament: Extremely docile, which makes for a great pet. 
Egg production: Good egg production of medium, light brown egg. 
Attributes: Great egg/meat bird breed with gorgeous golden plume. Easy to work with. Also a meat bird being between 5-6 lbs in size. A good breed for hatching chicks.
Retail: $4.99 each

BARRED ROCKS

Temperament: Tend to be a more dominant breed.
Egg production: Good egg yield of light brown eggs.
Attributes: Easy to work with, large bodied bird usually between 5-6 lbs in size. Good breed for raising chicks and also a good roasting bird.
Retail: $4.99 each

WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS

Temperament: Docile birds that make great pets.
Egg production: Good producer of medium to large dark brown eggs.
Attributes: Large breed usually between 5-6 lbs in size. Tend to be a good mothering chicken and good dual purpose breed. Pure white plumage.
Retail: $4.99 each

SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE

Temperament: Normally very docile. 
Egg production: Good producer of medium light brown eggs.
Attributes: Easy to work with and gorgeous to look at with black lacing on each feather with an almost silver center. Slow maturing large breed usually between 5-6 lbs in size. Good for mothering chicks.
Retail: $4.99 each

Multi-colored Layers

EASTER EGGERS

Temperament: Active but curious birds. 
Egg production: Producer of green or blue colored eggs. 
Attributes: Eggs from these birds come in a vast array of colors - from turquoise to olive green to shades of brown. Great foragers for free ranging and good at keeping safe from predators. Can be very noisy - which can double as good watch-dogs. These birds have feathers creating a beard or cheeks on their faces.
Retail: $4.99 each

White Egg Layers

WHITE LEGHORNS

Temperament: A more active, vocal bird.
Egg production: A prolific large white egg layer. 
Attributes: A great forager for free ranging and can lay up to 340 eggs a year. Smaller bodied bird, 3-4 lbs.
Retail: $4.99 each

Meat Birds

JUMBO CORNISH ROCK CROSSES
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Extremely docile. 
Meat production: A high yielding meat bird with about 2lbs of feed per 1lb of meat. Ready for the production in 6-8 weeks for a 3-5 pound bird. 
Attributes: A great production bird, a cross between two breeds to create a tasty bird for roasting or frying.

Ducklings

You must purchase a minimum of at least 4 ducklings.

PEKIN
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Docile, very relaxed not high energy. 
Meat production: Rapid growth, ready for production in 5 months. 
Egg production: Good production of large white eggs with a rich yoke. This is the best commercial and economically friendly breed with a high egg to feed ratio.
Attributes: Smart, like to be in flocks. This bird has pure white plumage and a bright orange bill and feet.
Retail: $7.99 each

MALLARDS
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Social animals preferring to congregate in groups or flocks of varying sizes. 
Egg production: Eight to thirteen creamy white to greenish-buff spotless eggs, every other day.
Attributes: Slightly heavier than most other dabbling ducks. Male birds have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent blue feathers called a speculum on their wings.
Retail: $7.99 each

 

ROUEN
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Calm and majestic
Egg production: Not prolific egg layers.
Attributes: Excellent meat type birds.
Retail: $7.99 each

 

INDIAN RUNNER
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Charming
Egg production: Very good layers.
Attributes: Highly unique and entertaining. Rather than waddling, they run!
Retail: $7.99 each

 

BLUE SWEDISH
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Calm and sometimes shy.
Egg production: Excellent
Attributes: Interesting blueish-gray medium sized duck. Easy to raise, care for, and keep.
Retail: $7.99 each

 

MUSCOVY
*This breed is straight run (not sexed) and not vaccinated for Marek's.

Temperament: Quiet and friendly.
Egg production: Excellent
Attributes: Unusual looking large warty faced ducks. They hunt flies!
Retail: $7.99 each