A Family Farm in Paul, Idaho ~
Information: Michelle @ 208-431-8171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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you everyone for an awesome 2016 season! It's now time to start
thinking about 2017. My plans are to start setting eggs
around December so that I'll have some early spring chicks available.
We'll see if my hens cooperate! You're welcome to
inquire about pre-season availability/early hatches.
won't be putting together a waiting list for 2017........but you are
welcome to check to see what I have or follow my Facebook page where
I'll list when I have birds/eggs available.
most up to date list, discount offers, and sneak peeks at what's coming
up, please follow my QCU Poultry Facebook page.
LIST FOR 2017
(Chicks are sold as straight
run unless otherwise noted)
Fancy Green Eggers
Assorted Blue Egg Layers
Black Tail Buff
Black Copper Marans
Ancona (both straight
comb and rose comb)
Midget White Turkey
quackless, quiet breed. Pond not needed. Lean meat. Not greasy like
ducks out of the mallard family
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
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
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
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*
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
chick down color.
Orpington - I'll
be producing mostly blue orpingtons for 2017 but will have some pure
blacks and splash in limited quantities as well. Orpingtons lay a light
brown to a pinkish colored egg.
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.
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. .
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.
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
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.