~ A Family Farm in Paul, Idaho ~
Contact Information: Michelle @ 208-431-8171 or email@example.com
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Live birds are local pick-up only
following is what I have planned for the 2016 season: As some of
you know, after years of working with them, I've sold most of
my black copper marans flock so I won't have very many of
that breed available for sale and am currently keeping them off my
order list. I will, however, be offering chicks out of my improved
black tail buff marans line for the first time as well as offspring out
of the mottled ameraucana I've been working on. You're welcome to
inquire about possible off season availability/early hatches. For the
most up to date list, discount offers, and sneak peeks at what's coming
up, you're welcome to check my QCU Poultry Facebook page.
CHICKS, POULTS, & DUCKLINGS
PRICE LIST FOR 2016
(Chicks are sold as straight run unless otherwise noted)
Maximum of 5 per breed per order (If I have extra that week I can add to your order upon request)
Black Olive Eggers (Dark Olive) - 7.00
Golden or Blue Olive Eggers (Medium Olive) - 6.00
Fancy Green Eggers (Light Green) - 6.00
Blue/Black/Splash Orpington - 6.00
English Jubilee Orpington - 15.00
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana - 7.00
BBS Mottled Ameraucana - 10.00
Black Tail Buff Marans - 15.00
**Golden Cuckoo Marans - 8.00
Golden cuckoo marans are sexable at hatch. The 8.00 price is for
approximately an even ratio of 50% cockerals and 50% pullet chicks. If
you want pullets only, the price is 15.00 per chick. Cockerals only is
Midget White Turkey Poults - 10.00 each (more info)
*Muscovy Ducklings - 8.00 each
(* A quackless, quiet breed. Pond not needed. Lean meat. Not greasy like ducks out of the mallard family
STARTED PULLETS (5+ weeks old)
some of the breeds I raise, I set aside chicks to be grown up until
they are fully feathered. The pullets are separated from the cockerals
as soon as I can tell who is who, and then those birds are put in my
for sale pen. I don't do this for all of the breeds because of the cost
of feed, but if you don't want to raise chicks I do have started birds
available on a limited basis late spring and into summer/early fall.
For the most current list of what I have available, please visit my QCU
Poultry facebook page. Prices for started pullets depends on breed and
age. Calls are welcome as well. I no longer keep a waiting list for
pullets average 5-8+ weeks old, are fully feathered, and are generally
coop ready without the need for heat lamps unless it's lower than 45 degrees F
at night. Even with ideal temperatures, I recommend using a 60 watt
non-teflon lightbulb in their pen at night until they are used to their
new home, especially the younger pullets. (I'll help you figure out the
setup you need based on the time of year & the age of the pullets)
A small light bulb prevents them from getting chilled and huddling in a
pile which can cause the smaller ones to get squished. Care should be
taken when introducing new birds into an existing flock as chickens are
very territorial and it can be stressful for them. Biosecurity is another thing to consider, so I always suggest a well planned quarantine program. I recommend a quarantine period of at least three weeks in a properly clean/dry
environment and then a strategic introduction to the flock or juveniles
from another source after that. For tips on introducing young pullets
to a mature group, please contact me and I'll give you some ideas on
how to do it based on your situation.
availability varies as not every breed will be offered. Fertility is
checked regularly on our farm and only eggs out of verified pens are
for sale. Please ask ahead of time for hatching eggs so I can properly
collect them for you. Please note that I cannot guarantee your hatch
rate due to circumstances out of my control once they leave my hands.
You are welcome to go through the available eggs and hand pick the ones
you want if you are picking them up here at our farm. See the "notes"
section on our facebook page for the most current hatching egg
Black Tail Buff Marans -
Black Tail Buff Marans lay a glossy medium-dark to dark brown
egg....and lots of them!. Properly colored BTB hens look similar to the
more common Wheaten Marans and do indeed share some genetics including
the wheaten gene, but BTB are golden-red and have less contrasting
tone, with or without some light black stippling in the hackles. Black
Tail Buff Marans are excellent layers and have very pleasant
temperaments. *EXTREMELY RARE*
Golden Cuckoo Marans-
GCM lay a medium-dark to dark colored egg and are prolific layers like
the black tail buffs. They are a friendly breed not prone to
flightyness. Be sure to collect their eggs often to avoid broodyness
which they are known for. (unless you want them to hatch chicks, and
then this trait is a plus) I've introduced some hens from a different
breeder for this years season so there might be some variance in
chick down color.
Blue/Black/Splash Orpington - I'll
be producing mostly blue orpingtons for 2016 but will have some pure
blacks and splash in limited quantities as well. Orpingtons lay a light
brown to a pinkish colored egg.
Jubilee Orpington - The
Jubilee Orpington is UK import. For 2016, I'll have a very limited
number of diamond jubilee chicks available.Orpingtons lay a light brown
to a pinkish colored egg. They are winter hardy and very friendly.
Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana - True
ameraucana, not hatchery/feed store easter eggers. These birds lay a
light blue to a pastel turqoise blue colored egg, the bluest egg out of
all the true Ameraucana breed. Egg color vibrancy is darker at the
beginning of a hens laying cycle and fades a bit until she takes a
break for awhile. Egg tone will vary from hen to hen.
Mottled Ameraucana - Mottled
ameraucana are a project color. They produce light blue eggs, not
green, but not as dark as wheaten/blue wheaten. I'm currently working
on improving egg and leg color. .
Olive Eggers - My
olive eggers are a cross between a Marans and an Ameraucana. The point
of this cross is to create hens that lay gorgeous olive green eggs.
These eggs are lovely. The inside of the egg is just like a regular
egg, only the shell is different. The plumage color of my olive eggers
varies from year to year, depending on what crosses I've made. For
2016, my olive egger pens are setup to produce golden wheaten, blue,
or black plumage. The price I have listed for olive egger
chicks is for straight run. The black olive eggers will tend to have a
darker olive color than the golden wheaten or the blues this year.
Green Eggers - For
those who enjoy a wide range of colors in their egg basket, I'll have
available fancy green egger chicks. Green egger hens produce green
eggs in various shades. The plumage on these birds is some degree of
mottling (white speckles) on a blue, black, or rust
colored with adorable puffy cheeks.