We have found that there is a definite market for "Just Laying Hens" where people (usually new to chickens) want to have a few hens for egg laying and really don't care about breed or quality, but
do care about the price. These are the people that often get "scammed" into buying 2 yr old sex-links that are done or about done laying, or meat birds that are not going to be good layers.
To meet this need, in 2015 we will be raising hatchery pullets in a variety of common Heritage breeds in a pasture setting, apart from our breeder pens. This will allow us to offer $15-20 laying
hens in the Summer and Fall where we cannot selectively breed, maintain carefully culled flocks, and raise purebred pullets to sell at this low of a price. These sold out by mid-summer in 2014
The exact breeds we use for this will vary so watch the Sales List page and this page for listings as we buy the pullets we will be raising. We expect to start having them available for sale in
Note: While we may end up with a few sex-linked breeds, our goal in this endeavor is to stick with the Heritage Breeds so that they will not be "short-term" layers and will provide fresh eggs to
their owners for the bird's lifetime. Also, we are buying these as day old PULLETS from the hatchery. They always send about 5% roos in a pullet order so a few of these pullets may grow up and crow!
We stand behind the sale and if you get a roo sold as a pullet from us, let us know and we will work with you to make it right.