Not too particular about your chicken breeds or egg colors but want to support what we are up? Our Homesteaders line of chicks are a good fit for you. These are solid working breeds and cross breeds of birds we have on the farm. With robust bodies and egg laying ability at the forefront of our minds, these birds are great options for folks wanting to homestead.
In an effort to meet the rising demand of chicks from the covid-19 crisis we began offering a “homesteaders box” made up of chicks hatched from eggs that are lighter in color or off color from our typical breeding program selection. This is a way to get chicks if you are not particular about the colors of eggs they lay but want sweet chickens in your life to ensure food security.
The birds you will receive will still be bred from mild mannered birds with sweet temperaments.
For $155 (shipping included) or $100 picked up we will provide you with 10 chicks that will yield egg colors such as brown, creams, tans, greens. All the breeds will get along well in the barnyard and grow up to be beautiful. The box will be 100% straight run chicks and will be very heavy on marans that will most likely lay lighter colored eggs – they all have the potential of laying darker shades of chocolate but they will be hatched from lighter colored eggs.
How does it work? We ship every Tuesday and also make chicks weekly available by appointment. We will offer you a shipping and or appointment date once your order has been placed.
Quick Breed Stats
Egg Color: Varied from light green, light brown.
Egg Bloom: rarely
Egg Size: standard
Egg Texture: smooth
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: high
Meat Production: duel purpose, both males and females will have some meat on them.
Heat Tolerance: moderate, needs shelter from the extreme heat.
Cold Tolerance: high
Disposition: laid back and sweet, these are some solid working birds that will get rid of bugs on your land while providing you with eggs.
Weeks to Maturity: 22
Free Range Ability: high, very predator wise
Likelihood They Will Want To Hatch Eggs: lowHomesteaders Chicks