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Chickens 

We have several breeds of chickens.  We sell eating eggs, hatching eggs, chicks, and processed chicken.  Occasionally we will have started chicks as well. 

Processed chicken has been raised on pasture and sent to a provincially inspected facility for processing.  It is sold by the pound.

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RHODE ISLAND RED


These beautiful birds have such a great mahogany color.  The hens are really good layers, averaging 5-6 eggs per hen per week.  Roosters can get 8.5 pounds where as the hens will get about 6.5 pounds.  They do have a single comb, so in my photos and on my farm you will see most of my roosters no longer have combs as they do and will freeze off.  It will regularly get below -40 C here.  These hardy birds can be the sweetest thing, or your worst nightmare.  Anyone that gets aggressive here gets culled for the dinner plate.  Some of my hens are so tame they will fly onto your shoulder and sit there to wait for you to feed them.  

 

ORPINGTON, BUFF


Coming in four recognized colors these guys were admitted into the APA in 1960.  They lay a light brown to cream colored egg.  They are another dual purpose bird and can get up to 9 lbs for the roosters and 7 for the hens.  My birds will lay in a full range of brown eggs.  My hens will go broody and my roo's have never shown aggression towards people.  My hens laid all winter long.  They handled the winter very well. 

 

PLYMOTH ROCK, BARRED


One of the original small backyard chickens and developed in New England in the 19th century.  They too have fallen onto the conservation list.  They are another dual purpose bird.  They are good for both meat and eggs.  Eggs are a light to medium brown with a pinkish hew to them.  They are also a long lived chicken if you let them.  My girls are more consistent with their laying then my orpingtons, but the eggs are a bit smaller averaging a large egg rather then an extra large egg.  They all wintered very well, even putting on weight.  They especially enjoy the kids going in to see them, they will fly onto my daughter's shoulders and sit there.





*All birds are production lines.*

 

Turkeys

 

BRONZE


Our bronze turkeys are a mix of several sub types of bronze.  We breed for a larger bird that can naturally reproduce it's self.  That is breeding and hatching it's own eggs.  They are a mix of Standard Bronze, Broad Breasted Bronze, and Ridley Bronze.  The bronze turkey was originally developed by breeding the European turkey with the American wild turkey back in the 18th century.  The males tend to be visibly larger then the females from about 3 months of age.  Once in adulthood, the males can roam together and prefer to, right up until breeding season.  Ours will work out a pecking order for breeding.  These are meat birds.

 

BOURBON REDS


These guys are real cards.  They have great personalities and the hens have all hatched their own chicks.  These guys came about in the 19th in Kentucky.  They once were bred for meat production til the 1940's.  At that time the commercial industry started to use the Broad Breasted White.  The Bourbon's went into decline until the 21st century when they started to once again gain popularity.  We choose them as an addition of color and personality to the flock.