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Live birds are local pick-up only

My waiting list for the 2014 is now closed except for ducks & quail. I'm still hatching some of my chicken breeds for my own pens and flock improvement so may have extra chicks and pullets available off/on through Fall. You're welcome to contact me to see what's available first come first served.

New breed for the 2015 season - Mottled Ameraucana and Split to Mottled Ameraucana.

 


CHICKS, POULTS, & DUCKLINGS

(Chicks are sold as straight run unless otherwise noted. The 2015 Chick pricelist will be available January 1st)

 

Olive Egger (variety of plumage colors)

English Black/Blue/Splash Orpington

English Jubilee Orpington

Standard Bearded Polish (barred)

Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana

Mottled Ameraucana

Black Copper Marans

Golden Cuckoo Marans

Black Tail Buff Marans

Bantam Cochin


Midget White Turkey Poults - 10.00 (more info)

Jumbo Coturnix Quail - 2.00

Snowflake Bobwhite Quail - 5.00

*Muscovy Ducklings - 8.00

(* A quackless, quiet breed. Pond not needed. Lean meat. Not greasy like ducks out of the mallard family)


Jumbo Coturnix Quail Trio (juvenile) - 15.00

Snowflake Bobwhite Quail Pair (juvenile) - 25.00

Female Muscovy Ducks - 15.00 (late summer/fall)



STARTED PULLETS (5+ weeks old)

For 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. Calls are welcome as well.

Started 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 cleaned/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.

 


Hatching Eggs

Egg availability varies. 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 availability list.


BREED INFORMATION

 

Black Copper Marans - My Black Copper Marans are big and very friendly. I breed for proper conformation, egg color, plumage balance, and large bird size according to the French standard. My flock of Black Coppers are true dual purpose. They lay a very pretty dark brown egg as can be expected from this popular breed.

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black tail buff marans

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black tail buff marans eggs

Black Tail Buff Marans - Black Tail Buff Marans lay a glossy medium-dark to dark brown egg with some hens producing eggs just as dark as a quality Black Copper Marans, but not as for long into their lay cycle. 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.

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golden cuckoo marans chicks

golden cuckoo marans

golden cuckoo marans eggs

Golden Cuckoo Marans- GCM lay a medium-dark to dark colored egg and are prolific layers. My goals with these birds are to improve upon their overall size to bring them up to a true dual purpose weight (this variety can be on the small side) and continue to improve egg color. I have both a homozygous barred rooster and a rooster with only one copy of the barring gene. I'm considering this flock a work in progress for another generation or two since I'm using some breeding stock from another breeder.


Blue Orpington - These are not your run of the mill orps. My birds are big, fluffy, and gorgeous. For the 2015 season I'll have black, blue, and splash chicks of the English variety available. When ordering BBS Orpington chicks, I'll try to set aside your color preference but I can't guarantee what will be available per hatch. Orpingtons lay a light brown to a pinkish colored egg.


 

jubilee orpington pullet

Jubilee Orpington - The Jubilee Orpington is UK import. We have mostly mahogany based birds, but also have diamond jubilee as well. 2015 pricing will be based on the current market since they are still relatively new to the US. Orpingtons lay a light brown to a pinkish colored egg.


 

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. For the 2014 season, I am running a blue wheaten rooster over wheaten hens. My girls lay nice sized glossy blue eggs.


 

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 2014, I expect to have black, blue, wheaten and golden wheaten colored olive eggers. I'll have sex linked 2nd generation olive egger PULLET chicks available as well. The ones with the pea comb should lay a dark olive egg while the straight comb pullets will most likely lay a dark brown egg.


Bantam Cochin - Bantam cochins are a miniature chicken. They love to be picked up and held, they are feather footed, and are oh so cute. They are commonly used as broody hens to hatch out the eggs of other breeds as the cochin loves nothing better than to hatch out chicks. Cochins make excellent pets for children. They are easy to take care of, enjoy people, and don't take up much room. Bantam cochins can be safely housed with standard sized chickens if they grow up together. I'm hatching only calico and mille fleur for the 2015 season.

 


crele polish cockeral polish pullet

Large Fowl Bearded Polish - My polish pens are for fun so I don't worry about APA accepted colors with these. Colors will vary for 2015 but I expect most to be golden based project colors including the possibility of some sex linked polish. Polish lay a white egg.


 

 


 

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