Our Chickens

We currently keep six breeds. All breeds except the Chanteclers are sourced from Murray McMurray hatchery. The Chanteclers are bred on our property and come from a foundation group from a private breeder. All birds have been raised in our back yard. They have never recieved growth hormones or antibiotics and are raised with access to pasture just as our personal birds are raised. They are used to having people around and many will come when called. Personalities will vary, not all enjoy being picked up and handled though all have been handled since hatching.

Breed Picture Personality Laying Quirks Availability
** Breed photos are only representative and actual chickens will have variances **
Turken Turken A friendly, laid back bird Good, expect 3 to 4 eggs a week, lays a brown egg A distinctive looking bird with a featherless neck, these birds come in several colors. Available
Barred Rock Barred Rock An independent bird that loves to range, very curious Better, expect 4 to 5 eggs a week, lays a brown egg Known as being the best homesteader bird for their self reliance and calm demeanor, fantastic hunters and a top pick for tick control. Available
White Rock An independent bird that loves to range, very curious Better, expect 4 to 5 eggs a week, lays a brown egg Very similar to the Barred Rock but all white and tend to be larger. Available
Easter egger Easter Egger Varies, generally friendly Better, expect 4 to 5 eggs a week, egg color varies Not a true breed, these birds are selected to lay eggs in shades of green, blue, and sometimes even pink. No two birds look alike. Their feathers are usually shades of grey and buff with a tiny pea comb. Available
Red Comet Red Comet A bird that is less interested in hanging out with you and more interested in foraging. Best, expect 5 to 6 eggs a week, lays a brown egg A hybrid that is bred to produce lots and lots of eggs, great if you want to serve a lot of omelettes. Available
Chantecler Chantecler A calm, elegant bird with a gentle personality, not a big cuddler by friendly. Good, expect 3 to 4 eggs a week, lays a cream colored egg A rare heritage breed, these birds are hens from Catie's personal flock that is bred to the American Poultry Association standard for showing. Rarely available