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Care Sheet for Chicks

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I love hatching chicks and have discovered that high quality, locally raised chicks can be hard to find. It's a great match, I can hatch chicks and find homes that appreciate them. I have nothing against the large hatcheries, they provide the only means for many to have chickens at all, but they are not the best choice for everyone. We are trying to provide another choice for people in the southeast PA area. We don't have the volume or the variety you can get at other hatcheries. This is a part time hobby and both space and time are limited, so we pick breeds that are of interest to us and that we believe will be of interest to many people. There is something special about every breed we have, and almost none of our breeds originated at commercial hatcheries.

I am not selling any more birds in 2017. Please check back in January or subscribe to my email list (to the right).


List of all Breeds
Autosexing and sexlinked
Cream Legbars (pure Jill Rees line) - imported by Greenfire Farms. Blue eggs
Welbars - my own creation, but also being offered by Greenfire this year. Dark brown eggs
Silver Welbars - also my own creation. Dark brown eggs
Olive Eggers - cross of Cream Legbars and Welbars. Autosexing, but not true breeding. Variable shades of green eggs
Blue Eggs Black Sexlinks - look like black Ameraucanas, but sexable as chicks. Lots of light blue eggs

Ameraucanas (not hatchery stock, most strains are from top show breeders)
Black (split for both Lavender and Silkied, but look like normal blacks)
Lavender (split for Silkied but look like normal lavenders)
Silver
Silkied Lavender
Bantam Lavender

Other chicken breeds
California Greys - our only commercial breed, sexable at hatch. Looks like a barred Leghorn. White eggs
Breda Fowl - white eggs, no combs at all on this breed. We occasionally have blue and splash chicks available

Other Poultry
Turkeys - Royal Palm and Mottled Blacks
Ducks - Welsh Harlequin (light, laying breed, not for meat production)
Peafowl
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Hatching eggs

Most of these are available in limited quantities, mostly suitable for families wanting to start a flock and experience hatching their own.
There are no guarantees on eggs hatching and availability fluctuates greatly depending on how the hens are laying.
Price is per egg, contact me about these via email at 4chicky at mail.com or call/text to 484-4CHICKY
NOTE: I do not ship eggs, local pickup only !!
Available breeds:
  • Cream Legbars, Jill Reese line from Greenfire Farms $4 ea, $40 / dozen
  • Breda Fowl (blue/black/splash, very rare breed) $2
  • Black or silver Ameraucanas $2
Poultry Breeds
These are descriptions of the breeds we currently sell
  1. Welsummers
    Welsummers
    Our most popular breed because the birds are gorgeous and they lay very dark brown eggs. It also helps that the chicks are sexable. The color patterns of the sexes are similar and with individual variation, an occasional male will get marked as a female, but we get this mostly right.
  2. Black Sexlinks
    Black Sexlinks
    This is our own hybrid of California Greys and Ameraucanas. Easily sexed and they lay blue eggs! Hybrid vigor should make these even better layers than their parent breeds.
  3. Heritage Turkeys
    Heritage Turkeys
    Turkeys make great pets and co-exist nicely with chickens. We have several varieties, but most of the ones we hatch are the Midget White breed. They are much smaller than regular breeds and seem to lay a lot more eggs. Turkeys are naturally friendly and curious.
  4. Crested Cream Legbar
    Crested Cream Legbar
    Blue eggs! Autosexing (so you can be assured you are getting females). We have 2 different "lines" of Legbars, the more expensive was recently imported from Jill Reese, a show breeder in the UK. We call this the "Reese line".