Barred Plymouth Rock

Barred Plymouth Rocks are one of America’s oldest and most popular breeds (1869). They are an excellent dual purpose breed, known for their efficient production of large brown eggs. They are good winter layers, cold hardy, heat hardy, and are moderate foragers. All of their plumage is black and white barred which is the result of the barred (B) gene. Because males are homozygous for the allele (BB) they are therefore lighter.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

250-280

Eggs/Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 1, March 15, May 17, June 21

Welsummer

The Welsummer is a large, upright, active bird with a broad back, full breast, large full tail and single comb. Welsummers have a docile and friendly personality. The famed Kellogg's Rooster was a Welsummer chicken. The Welsummer roosters are glorious with their beautiful shades of red and black. They are a fast growing bird and a very rare breed in the United States.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Speckled

Dark Brown

180+

Eggs/Show

Arrival Dates:

February 1, February 15, March 29, May 17, June 21

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is an American breed of domestic chicken. It was developed in the late nineteenth century in Massachusetts and Rhode Island by cross-breeding birds of Oriental origin such as the Malay with brown Leghorn birds from Italy. It was formerly a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat and for eggs; modern strains have been bred for their egg-laying abilities.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

260

Eggs/Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 1, February 29, April 26, May 31

Production Red

Production reds are a breed developed for the purpose of efficient production of large brown eggs. Production Reds are sometimes called "cherry eggers" produce the largest eggs of any of the dual purpose brown egg breeds and crosses. Mature hens weigh only about 5 pounds and because of this small body size do not produce a large amount of fowl meat following their use as laying hens.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Extra Large

Brown

290+

Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 8, April 5, May 24, June 14

Light Brahma

Brahma chickens are exceptionally quiet, gentle, and easy to handle. Their small pea comb, great size, and heavy plumage make them almost immune to cold weather. They have feathered legs, good layers of brown eggs and excellent brood mothers, and very children friendly for pets. The Brahmas stand out in a flock due to their large size. They are good meat birds because of their size.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Medium

Brown

290+

Eggs/Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 8, March 15, April 19, May 24, June 21

Ameraucana

Americana's were developed in the 1970's from the Chilean Araucana chicken to breed out a lethal gene but maintain the blue pigmented eggs. They have beards, muffs and normal tail with tail head. Ameraucanas are excellent efficient producers of eggs, are cold tolerant, and generally very friendly birds.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Medium

Blue

250+

Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 8, February 15, March 15, May 3, June 14

Jersey Giant

​​The Jersey Giant was developed in New Jersey as one of the largest breeds and is a true giant of the chicken world. The Jersey Giant is a calm and docile breed. . The hens lay very large brown eggs, and are fair layers overall, known particularly as good winter layers. The birds are robust and fairly cold-hardy. The breed's plumage comes in blue as well as black and white; legs are willow in hue. Jersey Giant hens will go broody.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

260

Meat, Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 8, April 5, June 7

Red Sex Links

Red Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Delaware females. The females are primarily red while the males are primarily white; therefore, the sexes can be separated immediately following hatching. This layer is used in many commercial layer operations. They have excellent livability, and are very efficient producers of large brown eggs. Mature hens will weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

290

Meat, Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 15, March 29, April 19, May 10

Delaware

Delewares are a very good choice for a dual purpose flock in general and are decent forgers for a free range dual purpose flock. The hens are good layers of very large brown eggs, are occasionally broody and good mothers. The cockerels especially have rapid growth and make for a nice table bird. They have excellent calm temperaments and are good with other large breeds.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

280

Meat, Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 15, April 5, May 3, June 7

Buff Chantecler

The Chantecler is a large chicken that lays respectably well and is a good meat producer. Cocks weigh around 9lbs. Hens weigh 6.5–7.5 lbs. Chanteclers have yellow legs and lay brown eggs.  Chantecler is a cold hardy breed.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

208

Meat, Eggs

Arrival Dates:

March 15, April 12

Salmon Faverolles

The Faverolles was developed in the 1860s in north-central France, in the vicinity of the villages of Houdan and Faverolles. The Faverolles was the primary breed which produced eggs for the Paris market during the early part of the century. Although primarily kept today as an ornamental and exhibition breed, it remains an excellent layer, as well as a fine meat chicken.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Medium

Light brown to pinkish

240

Eggs, meat, exhibition

Arrival Dates:

February 22, April 26, May 31

Speckled Sussex

The Sussex originates in the historic county of Sussex, in south-east England. It is among the oldest of British chicken breeds.The Sussex is a breed of dual-purpose chicken, reared both for its meat and for its eggs. The Sussex is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings. They are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces and in the presence of humans, although they will mate and breed better in larger spaces. The breed frequently goes broody in the warmer months. They are good foragers and are generally vigorous and hardy as a garden fowl.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown tinted

250

Eggs, meat

Arrival Dates:

February 29

Cuckoo Maran

The Marans, French: Poule de Marans, is a breed of chicken from the port town of Marans, in the département of Charente-Maritime, in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France. A favourite at poultry shows, it is a dual purpose fowl known both for its extremely dark eggs and fine meat qualities

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

 Dark brown

150

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 22, April 12, May 24

Ideal 236

The Ideal 236 is a breed cross layer developed by Ideal Poultry in the 1960’s and is the most productive, efficient layer sold by Ideal. The breed was specifically bred to be resistant to Mareks disease and although not a show bird a very high producing vigorous breed, with the ability to lay high quality eggs (exterior) for a long period of time without molting.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Extra Large

White

236

Eggs

Arrival Dates:

February 29,  May 17

Black Australorp

The Australorp is a chicken breed of Australian origin, developed as utility breed with a focus on egg laying. It achieved world wide popularity in the 1920s after the breed broke numerous world records for number of eggs laid and has been a popular breed in the western world since. It is considered the honorary National Chicken Breed of Australia.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Extra Large

 Brown

250

Eggs/Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 29, April 19, May 31

Blue Hamburg

Early during the breed’s time in England, there was a popular belief that Hamburg chickens were a hybrid of a cross of common chickens and pheasants. Hamburgs are very activity alert, and known to prefer nesting in hedgerows and had the habit of roosting very high in trees.Hamburg chickens are quite prolific egg layers. The breed’s true gift is not in number of eggs per year, but in continued laying of a large number of eggs over several years. Pullets begin to lay at about 4-5 months of age.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Medium

White

208

Eggs

Arrival Dates:

March 8, May 3, June 7

Indian Red Jungle Fowl

Indian Red Jungle Fowl lay tinted eggs and originated in India. It is claimed that all the present varieties of chickens descended from Jungle Fowl. Indian Red Jungle They look much like Brown Leghorns, except they are noticeably smaller, have willow green shanks, many body feathers, and have shafting where the shaft is lighter than the web. Males make a food-related display called "tidbitting", performed upon finding food in the presence of a female. The female's plumage is typically cryptic and adapted for camouflage. These birds are the easiest to maintain and breed in captivity of all the Junglefowl.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Small

Tinted

250

Ornamental

Arrival Dates:

Special Order ONLY

Dominique

The Dominique, also known as Dominicker or Pilgrim Fowl, is a breed of chicken originating in the United States during the colonial period. It is considered America's oldest breed of chicken,  Dominiques are a dual purpose breed, being valued for their meat as well as for their brown eggs. In earlier times, their feathers were much sought after as stuffing for pillows and mattresses.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

230

Meat, Eggs

Arrival Dates:

March 8, May 3

Standard Cochin

Cochins are a very distinctive breed of chicken. They apparently created a bit of a craze among poultry lovers in the English-speaking world, effectively launching poultry fancy as we know it today. This breed is one of the largest seen, with cocks weighing up to 11 lb. Their soft and very plentiful plumage, similar to the Japanese Silkie, make the bird conspicuous by exaggerating their already large size.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Medium

 Light brown

160

Ornamental

Arrival Dates:

March 22

Silkies

In addition to their distinctive physical characteristics, Silkies are well known for their calm, friendly temperament. It is among the most docile of poultry. Hens are also exceptionally broody, and care for young well. Though they are fair layers themselves, laying only about three eggs a week, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds and bird species due to their broody nature.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Small

Tinted Cream

190

Ornamental

Arrival Dates:

March 22, April 19

Crested Special

This breed is adorned with large crests that nearly cover the entirety of the head. This crest limits their vision, and as a result can affect their temperament. Thus, though normally tame, they may be timid and easily frightened. Polish chickens are bred primarily as a show bird, but were originally productive egg layers. Accordingly, Polish rarely go broody and are noted for their white eggs.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Mixed

White

200

Ornamental

Arrival Dates:

March 22

Golden Sex Link

Developed as a Rhode island hybrid this is an efficient layer that is quick to mature. This cross is one of the most popular for use in commercial laying operations for large brown eggs however they do make good foragers as well. Being a sex linked variety of chicken the males and females are born with distinctive coloration differences meaning that it is nearly impossible to accidentally take home a rooster.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

290

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

March 29, May 10

Black Sex Link

Black Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females. The male chicks have a white spot on the top of their heads and can be separated from the solid black female chicks when they hatch. This cross, which is used in commercial layer operations, is an efficient producer of large brown eggs. They have excellent livability, and hens from this cross weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

290

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

March 29

Barnevelder

This beautiful bird has a single comb. They are hardy, quiet and don't mind being confined. Their plumage is very tight and of nice texture. Much of the plumage is either black or reddish brown, and has a lustrous greenish-black lacing with black, reddish-brown edging. The Barnevelder has a double-laced partridge pattern. They are hardy birds, good foragers, and decent for meat. Good winter layers with dark brown eggs.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Extra Large

Dark Brown

180 - 200

Eggs, Show

Arrival Dates:

March 8, April 12, May 10, May 24, June 21

Buff Orpington

Orpingtons are raised as a general purpose fowl, producing a heavy carcass and plenty of brown eggs. Buff Orpingtons are a golden variety of the breed which are easy to dress and have pinkish white skin. Their heavy full plumage make them excellent winter layers. They can do well in both confinement or free range. They are quiet, docile and even somewhat affectionate toward handlers. They are very cold-hardy and mature quickly.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Extra Large

Brown

260

Eggs/Meat

Arrival Dates:

February 1, March 8, April 12, May 17, June 14

Gold Laced Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is an American breed of chicken developed in the 1870s. It was named for the indigenous Wyandot people of North America. The Wyandotte is a dual-purpose breed, kept for its brown eggs and its yellow-skinned meat. It is a popular show bird, and has many color variants. It was originally known as the American Sebright. The gold-laced Wyandotte was produced by breeding silver-laced hens with gold-spangled Hamburg and partridge Cochin cocks.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

180 - 260

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

April 19, June 7

Partridge Rock

Females Partridge Rock have brown plumage and distinct penciling of black following the outline of each feather. These are fairly good sized birds though not quite as large as their cousins, the Barred and White Rocks. The yellow skin and plump body make a nice eating fowl, and the hens lay brown eggs. The baby chicks are a rick dark brown resembling the color of an expensive fur coat.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

180 - 240

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

April 26, May 31

Ancona

Anconas are very hardy and prolific chickens. They are a  bit wild in their habits – easily flying to avoid potential dangers and ranging over a great area when foraging. They stand frost and snow quite well and will surpass Leghorn chickens as winter layers. The chicks grow quickly, and pullets will often begin laying at five months of age

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

White

220

Eggs

Arrival Dates:

April 26

Silver Laced Wyandotte

The Wyandotte chicken is an all-American breed, originating from the state of New York. Their name comes from a Native American tribe, however whether they are actually associated in any way with the tribe is unknown. Following this, different varieties of Wyandotte gradually made their way across different states of America – such as the Partridge, Silver Laced and Buff.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

Large

Brown

180 - 260

Eggs, Meat

Arrival Dates:

April 5, May 10, June 14

Cornish Rock

Cornish Rocks are fast growing broiler crosses that are efficient producers of broiler meat. When broiler rations are fed, producers can expect a six pound broiler in six weeks or less. If feed is not restricted in adult birds the become very sluggish and tend to sit around eating most of the day. Birds can develop fluid retention or weak legs if growth occurs too quickly. If necessary restrict the feed to slow the growth rate if birds become overly sluggish.

Uses

Egg Production

Egg

Color

Egg

Size

Personality

N/A

N/A

N/A

Meat

Arrival Dates:

June 7, June 14

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