CHICKS & EGGS FOR SALE
**CHICKS AND HATCHING EGGS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS THE SEASON HAS COME TO AN END. CHECK BACK IN THE SPRING OF 2018 FOR UPDATES ON BREEDS ANDAVAILABILITY**
We will begin offering chicks and hatching eggs as soon as fertility is high enough which should be mid-spring. Chicks are sold straight run (expect for the Bielefelders which are auto-sexing) so you can expect a ratio of 50/50 (males/females). As a good rule of thumb you should order twice as many chicks as you would want hens, that way you have a better chance of getting the number of hens you are looking for :).
There is no minimum order on chicks as we understand that some municipalities only allow you 4 sweet girls so we are more than happy to hatch any number you are looking for :) Please contact us with your order so that we can put you on our waiting list and make sure you get the breeds and numbers you are looking for :).
We also ship hatching eggs to anywhere in Canada. We ship via Canada Post Xpress Post. We will begin shipping in April once fertility is high enough. We ship eggs on Mondays so that they are sure to get to you by then end of the week. We won't ship eggs if there is a holiday during the working week as that can delay the arrival of the eggs and your hatch rate can suffer if your precious eggs are sitting in a post office all weekend :( Please, please, please be aware that average hatch rates on shipped eggs is around 50% as shipping can be rough on the delicate little eggies. We have personally experienced hatch rates (on eggs that were shipped to us) that range from 0% (this was due to poor quality eggs, not shipping!) up to 80% but the average has always been 50%. If we get a 50% hatch rate on shipped eggs we are happy! So this is what you can expect. A lot also depends on proper incubation so please be informed about proper incubation procedures and you can expect a good hatch :) If you have any questions about hatching eggs in an incubator then please don't hesitate to ask as we are quite experienced with incubator hatching and are happy to answer any inquiries you might have :)
Our available breeds are as follows:
Bielefelders $20 per pullet chick $10 per cockerel chick $7.50 per hatching egg ($90/dozen)
One of our favourite breeds is the Bielefelder! They are absolutely gorgeous and have a calmness and friendliness that captures your heart right from the start :) They lay extra-large light brown (and sometimes speckled!) eggs and continue laying (although a bit less frequently) through the winter. The roosters make lovely table birds as they reach sizes of 8-10 lbs. and the hens, although slightly smaller, are still a good size themselves :) The best part about this lovely breed is that they are auto-sexing! The males and females are visibly different in colouring right from hatch making them crazy easy to sex :) This means that you know exactly how many males and how many females you are getting without having to wait months for them to develop! As such, they are a bit pricier due to the ability to provide you with exactly the numbers of males and females you are looking for (hatch pending of course!).
Black Copper Marans $12 per day old chick $5 per hatching egg ($60/dozen)
Another lovely breed that we are pleased to offer are our Black Copper Marans. They are not only beautiful to look at but they lay the prettiest eggs :) Their eggs are dark brown (I mean really dark brown!) almost to be mistaken for looking like they are coated in chocolate :) They also have very sweet personalities and have proven to be fairly good winter layers (bonus!) Being a French variety of chicken they have lovely feathered feet and legs, adding to their charm. The males are dominant but not aggressive and the females are quiet and demure. Their beautiful black feathers have a beetle green sheen when the sun catches them just right and the copper coloured feathers on their necks (M/F) and backs (M) is such a stunning touch to an already beautiful bird :)
Malines $12 per day old chick $5 per hatching egg ($60/dozen)
Are you looking for a super friendly bird that will lay you lovely large eggs and make a fantastic addition to your dinner table? Then the Malines is for you :) These birds are one of the giants of the chicken world, growing to very large sizes of 10-13lbs (roosters) and 8-10lbs (hens). They grow at a rather fast rate as well, rivaling that of the fast growth meat birds used for commercial purposes. We found that they grew almost as fast as the commercial variety but, of course, kept growing much past that to dress out at delicious sizes! They are also very friendly and make a lovely addition to any flock :) The hens are excellent broodies and make wonderful mothers! We had a Malines hen insist on sitting on eggs despite the fact that it was November (an unusually late time to brood chicks due to the cold temps). As much as we tried to encourage her not to hatch chicks at this time she was firm in her resolution to become a mother. So, we relented and gave her a clutch of eggs and away she went! She sat on them diligently for three weeks and at the end of it all out popped 7 little fuzz balls :) She is a contented and doting mother and we love watching her and her chicks play :)
Beltsville Small White Turkeys $12 per day old poult $5 per hatching egg ($60/dozen)
Surprisingly to us, turkeys are so much different that chickens! Not only are the bigger (obviously!) but they are much friendlier and much (much) more docile! The Toms (males) are non-aggressive to the extreme! They are so gentle and caring of their turkey hens, it's so sweet :) The hens are also very gentle and love going broody (most of our girls are currently broody....!). Unlike chicken hens, turkey hens are very calm when brooding and aren't bothered one bit by you coming close to their nest or even reaching under them to check eggs :) Beltsville Small Whites are a lovely sized turkey and dress out beautifully - the hens weighing in around 10 pounds and the toms closer to 20 pounds. They taste wonderful and make an excellent choice for your Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)
ADULTS FOR SALE
After much thought we have decided to downsize our flock and sell our Bantam Orpingtons and Bantam Cochins. These lovely little girls and boys have been so much fun to have around but their time in our breeding program has come to an end. if you are interested in pullets or layers (or males!) then please give us a shout and we would be happy to pair you up with the right group :) You can still find a picture and description of our bantams on our "Breed Profiles" page :)
We also have a few Bielefelders and Malines available! They are all 1 year old and are wonderful breeds :) Check out more info on our "Breed Profiles" page.