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Hens lay about medium brown eggs annually. Sold in straight run only. Hatchery Choice Rare will be any assortment of rare breeds based on availability from any bird that has a "Rare Breed" banner. The assortment will not include bantams. People own Salmon Faverolles for their silliness and their steady egg production. These bearded beauties are great docile birds that are very friendly. The breed originated in France and became the premier meat and egg laying breed at the Paris market in the late s.
The salmon color s the most prominent in Europe and where they are available in the United States. We offer week-old Started Pullets. We suggest you continue with this feed until they begin to lay at weeks.
At 6 weeks old, they are mostly feathered out so they won't require a heat lamp as long as they are dept dry and out of the wind. Mailed USPS Priority Express, we do not guarantee overnight delivery, but do guarantee live arrival and 48 hour survivability. The Husky Red is the bird for you if you are looking for a breed that has a faster growth rate than the Red Ranger and does well in free range environments. They will finish and mature slightly faster than the Red Ranger breed.
They enjoy both free range environments but can do well in smaller areas too. They are a docile breed. Black Australorps are Black Orpingtons that originate from Australia.
In the late 's New Jersey breeders created a chicken designed to rival the meatiness of the turkeys back then. The massive Black Jersey Giant was the result of merging the genetics of several large breeds. Later the White Jersey Giant was created.
They grow slowly but eventually are a third larger than most other heavy breeds. These birds are ideal for anyone wanting an impressive hen that lays about extra-large eggs annually. When younger, the birds will mature relatively quick, but they tend to reach a marketable meat weight slower than other breeds. It can take up to 9 months for this bird to fill out its meat proportions.
Every backyard flock needs a colored egg layer. Our Americana will give you an assortment of colors from turquoise, to olive to light brown. The Americana breed comes from the Araucana and Ameraucana mix and has different color plumage variations. It is because of this genetic combination that our birds are not meant for exhibition.
The Old English Bantam originated in England and were raised for cock fighting. The sport was banned in and today the birds are raised for exhibition. The upright appearance and confidence in this breed sets it apart and makes it noticeable. Red and Silver Duck Wing. The Assorted White Egg Layer assortment is based on availability and will not include meat birds of any kind, or brown egg layers.
The breeds may be a mixture of the following: Barnevelders are a medium heavy, dual-purpose birds that are very cold hardy. Their beautiful double-laced brown and blue feathers are just another perk of this docile bird that takes to foraging easily. The Barnevelders are single combed with yellow legs. Cochins are friendly, docile chickens and tend to be submissive when kept with more aggressive breeds.
The Cochins were introduced to the United States around from China. They require good quality feed and mature in 2 years. They make remarkably good pets, and a pet Cochin can live between years. They make excellent brooders because of their calm maternal nature. The Maran breed originates from a town called Marans, France. It is a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament.
This breed is known to be more athletic and taking to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. The Black Maran lays a lighter brown egg, unlike the Black Copper Maran that lays a very dark brown egg. These tough birds make a great addition to any backyard flock. A distinguished breed with white body feathers and black tail feathers. The bright red comb wattles completes the beauty of this bird. The Black Tail White Japanese originated in Japan in the 's and was originally bred to only be a bantam.
This breed has high tail feathers and is shorter than the average bantam. These lacy girls aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers, they are also great egg layers.
The Blue Laced Red Wyandotte is sold as straight run only. Brown Leghorns share the productive traits and nervous personality of their whit cousins but have slightly larger bodies clothed in one of the most beautiful feather patterns of any white egg laying breed.
Always alert, Brown Leghorns are athletic, excitable, noisy and often better able to avoid predators than slower breeds. This perfect backyard chicken breed is named after India's Brahmaputra River. The breed probably came to the United States on Nineteenth Century sailing ships, these Brahmas are enormous. Feathers cover their feet and shanks, keeping them warm in winter.
Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. They sometimes go broody, and are attentive mothers. The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. The chickens originated in Spain and then brought to Holland, where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular bird in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 's.
They are a great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. The Calico Princess is topaz colored and its feathers alternate in color between the light red-orance and white making it seem like a glimmering topaz stone.
They are great egg layers and do well in many different environments. They are also robust and can adapt well to different climates. California White hybrids look almost exactly like the White Leghorns they were developed from but are slightly larger and have a few black spots on their white feathers.
California Whites are quiet, calm and one of the best white egg layers for backyard flocks. Adding a few California Whites to a flock of brown egg layers adds color diversity to the egg carton. A beloved breed that takes the best qualities from its parents, a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen.
The Cinnamon Queens are wonderful egg layers and can take the cold hardiness of winter, ensuring that you will have eggs all year long. These Columbian Wyandottes aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers, they make great egg layers too! They were developed in New York, have a quiet temperament, and are one of the most winter hardy breeds. They tend to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. Marans lay dark brown and dark speckled eggs.
The Delaware is a hardy breed that makes a great dual-purpose bird. The males mature quickly and the hens make great egg layers. The Delaware breed does well in free range environments and fit well in backyard flocks.
They are calm and docile. Dominique hens tend to be calm and personable. Their calm, steady demeanor makes them successful as show birds or family pets. At first glance, Dominiques and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar. The strongest difference is the Dominiques possess a rose comb while Barred Rocks possess a single comb.
Its a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament. They are more athletic and take to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds.
The French Copper Marans lay dark brown eggs. Darker Brown Mature Wt: It is a very hardy breed with a docile temperament. This breed tends to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often that other breeds. The hens lay dark brown and dark speckled eggs. The French Cuckoo Maran is sold in straight run only. The hens lay dark chocolate eggs. The French Wheaten Maran is sold in straight run only.
They originated in Spain and brought to Holland where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 's. A great breed, very docile and even tempered. The assortment is great for hobby flock owners.
You'll get a good mix and variety of bantams, allowing you to get the best of the bantam breeds. Looking for Assorted Old English? Look under the Old English Section? Lavender Orpingtons are sold in straight run only. Mille fleur bantams generally have great temperaments, making them easy birds to handle for the novice chicken keeper or for kids.
It is because of this that they make excellent pet chickens. Their mahogany feathers with speckles get more and more beautiful after each molt.
Mille Fleur in French translates to "thousand flowers". This bantam originated in Belgium. The New Hampshire Red grows a bit faster than the Rhode Island Red and was an important broiler breed until the era of modern hybirds.
The New Hampshire Red pullet sports light rusty red feathers and lays about eggs each year. The Old English Bantam originated in England and were raised for cock fighting, a cheap sport that anyone could get involved in. In a band of Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock, and years later a new breed of chickens were named for this famous site.
Few birds are as stunningly regal as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. With their New England heritage they don't let January's blizzards interrupt their laying. White Rocks are just as productive as their Barred cousins and are as brilliant white as fresh snow.
The Production Red isn't a true sex link, but it performs like one! This breed is one of the most hardy and productive birds Hoover's offers. The hens lay good sized eggs that have strong shell quality. The Rainbow is a dual purpose bird that has one of the most unique feather color patterns you will ever see.
It has every color you can imagine and no two birds look alike. The best part about this breed is that they make wonderful birds for small backyard flocks giving you the opportunity to butcher them or keep the hens for eggs!
The Red Broiler is a fast-growing meat bird with most of the same qualities as the Cornish Cross breed. It has red plumage throughout its body with white down feathering showing through. The Red Broiler tends to forage more and grow at a slightly slower rate than the Cornish Cross, but faster than the Red Ranger.
Red Cochin Bantams are friendly docile chickens that tend to be submissive when kept with more aggressive breeds. The cochins were introduced to the United States around from China. They make excellent brooders because of their calm, maternal nature. The creator of the Rhode Island Whites wanted the two breeds to be similar in body shape so they aren't confused with the White Rocks. They have blocky body figures that are deep and broad.
The males make great meat chickens due to their well-rounded breast meat. The breed is known for its great egg laying through the winter and being very calm and docile birds. The Sienna Star is an attractive alternative gold and silver sex-link hybrid. The genetics are a Brown Leghorn and a Sussex, making an excellent egg layer that produces cream-colored eggs. The Sienna Star's robustness and quiet temperament make this bird suitable for backyard flocks to larger farms.
Speckled Sussex originated in England near AD 43, making them one of the oldest known breeds. The oldest and most common coloring is the speckled breed that has dark brown or mahogany colored feathers, and some black and blue feathers with white ends making the speckles show throughout their plumage.
The Spitzhauben originated in Switzerland. They are black and white speckled with a V-shaped comb. These birds are excellent climbers and love to roost in trees. They do not do well in smaller coops and are very much free-range birds.
This unit would provide pastured poultry producers with the means to process birds on their farms without each one of them having to go to the expense of buying the equipment themselves, especially if they were just starting out and deciding whether home processing was the route they wanted to take.
The producers were able to schedule processing days and helped to maintain the unit by paying a small price for each bird they processed. The association also provided educational meetings and advice for those who were interested in becoming producers themselves. The unit proved to be a useful tool, but after about eight years, the need for it diminished.
Producers who began growing birds on a larger scale bought their own equipment or took their birds to a state inspected facility. Smaller producers either bought or made their own equipment or shared processing with their neighboring producers. As a further extension of the association.
NEPPA asked us whether we would be interested in managing the hatchery, and so began our journey into the world of incubation and hatching of chicks. That was fifteen years ago, and today we are now the owners of the hatchery, with our numbers growing every year. Our customers have told us that we provide them with excellent service and healthy chicks as well as good advice about the raising of the birds.
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