Backyard Chickens
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Care Sheet for Chicks

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 none of our breeds originated at commercial hatcheries. The list, complete with pictures and descriptions, is at the bottom of this page.
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Newly hatched chicks
Order from Pughtown Agway, call 610-469-9238 to place your order
Available breeds:
  • Jill Reese line Cream Legbars - pullets $15 each (show line, more uniform colors and cresting), cockerels $5 each
Specialty Chicks
Contact me directly about these via email at 4chicky at or call/text to 484-4CHICKY
  • Welbars - pullet chicks $20 each
Older birds
Contact me about these via email at 4chicky at or call/text to 484-4CHICKY
  • Extra roosters (Black Ameraucana, Black Copper Marans, Welsummers, Cochin bantam) $15 each
  • Cream Legbar pullets - 1 month old $20, 2 months old $25, 3 months old $30
  • Turkeys - $20 each. Mottled Blacks, Midget Whites
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 or call/text to 484-4CHICKY
Available breeds:
  • Cream Legbars, Jill Reese line from Greenfire Farms $3
  • Breda Fowl (blue/black/splash, very rare breed) $1
  • Black Sexlinks - will lay blue eggs $1
  • Welbar hybrids - males will only be single barred, some possiblity of silver Welbars $3
Poultry Breeds
These are descriptions of the breeds we currently sell
  1. 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".