Baby Chicks 2015

Located in Pomona, KS

* Straight Run * Hatch Dates:

2/1/15: 28 Sold Out
2/24/15: 72 Sold Out
3/1/15: Approx 45 30 9 Sold Out
3/8/15: Approx 37 13 Sold Out
3/15/15: Approx 72 35 Sold Out
3/22/15: Approx 70 Sold Out
3/30/15: Approx 58 Sold Out
4/5/15: Approx 67 12 Sold Out

 

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We are hatching Production Red and Production Red crosses (Barnyard Mix). All breeds are high egg producers so the crosses will also lay high volume of eggs.chick3

We will be hatching through the spring and possibly the summer months. If you’re new to raising chickens or thinking about it, we can help you get started and hopefully alleviate some of the fear and stress you might have.

Pricing:
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1-20 chickens $2.25 each
21+ chickens $2.00 each

Breed Information:
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Our roosters are a non-heritage Rhode Island Red, which is more like a Production Red.  Production Reds are an offshoot of the Rhode Island Red. They will lay approximately 300 eggs per year. Although they may not jump on your lap, ours coming running, and I do mean running, to us when we have treats. Have you ever seen several dozen chickens all running together at the same time because you are bringing treats?

They’re temperament is neutral. By that I mean, they are no less friendly and no more aggressive than other breeds.

They will large brown eggs. The shades of brown will vary.

Production Reds are a dual purpose bird. Meaning, they are primarily used for egg production but are large enough to use as small fryers.

We have several breeds of hen:  Non-heritage Rhode Island Red, Production Red and Easter Eggers.

10838262_10152656116820950_1807162918264837377_oBeginner Notes:
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In the chicken pen picture you’ll note we have a waterer with rocks (clean and thoroughly rinsed) in the trough section. This is to prevent them from drowning. It may be a little overkill but we’ve had Cornish Crosses that would literally fall asleep with their heads in the feeding trough. Those birds really loved food. Their pen also contains wood shavings to provide a bedding and something to give their feet traction. It also contains an overhead heat lamp (we use a red bulb as opposed to a clear bulb. A red bulb will help prevent the chicks from attacking another should a chick have an injury and is bleeding). The feed trough is the standard baby chick feeding trough available and any farm store. It works well because the top prevents them from getting into the feed trough and pooping in their food. It doesn’t eliminate it, but it does significantly reduce.

Again, we will be hatching through the spring and summer months.