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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.




List of all poultry
Autosexing and sexlinked
Cream Legbars (pure Jill Rees line) - imported by Greenfire Farms. Blue eggs
Welbars - Autosexing Welsummers that lay dark brown eggs. Available in gold and silver.

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
Partridge Penedesencas - Spanish breed that lays dark brown eggs
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

Hybrids
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
Zebrinas - cross of our 2 top laying breeds, California Grey X Cream Legbar. This is a new hybrid, but I expect it to be our very best blue egg layer. Black barred blue egg layers.

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