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2017 Chick, Duck, and Turkey List

Chick Day Availability

April 1, 2017

 

Sexed Breeds:

 

Ameraucana Pullets

Blue/Green eggs

 

Barred Rock Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Black Australorp Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Black SexLink Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Blue Andalusian Pullets

White eggs

 

Buff Orpington Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Cuckoo Maran Pullets

Dark Brown eggs

 

Delaware Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Golden Laced Wyandotte Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Golden SexLink Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Rhode Island Red Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Speckled Sussex Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Welsummer Pullets

Brown eggs

 

Non-Sexed Breeds:

 

Bantams (Assorted, Non-Sexed)

 

Broilers (Non-Sexed):

 

White Broilers (7-8 weeks) and Red Broilers (11-12 Weeks) available throughout the season.

 

Ducks (Non-Sexed):

Rouen, Runner, Khaki Campbell, Golden 300, Welsh Harlequin

 

Turkeys (Non-Sexed):

Broad Breasted Bronze, Broad Breasted White Turkeys arrive April 22 and May 20.

Heritage Breeds: Blue Slate, Royal Palm, Bourbon Red, and Black Turkeys arrive April 22.

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Baby Chick Care

All of our baby chicks are started on water that contains a vitamin and electrolyte supplement.  Adding colored marbles to the water trough for the first week reduces the risk of baby chicks drowning and can increase their interest in drinking.  We recommend feeding pullets (immature hens) a chick starter with 18% protein that is medicated to reduce coccidiosis, a stress-caused condition.  Broiler chicks should be fed a non-medicated starter/grower feed with 18-20% protein.  Grit is not required unless chicks are fed whole, rolled, or cracked grains. More…

Baby Duck or Turkey Care

Ducklings

Baby ducks are somewhat more hardy than baby chicks or turkey poults, but they still need to be handled gently and without stress.  Keep them at about 85 – 90oF for the first week.  Watch them; ducks love to get everything wet, including themselves, which can lead to a chill.  For this reason, we don’t recommend raising them together with baby chickens or turkeys.  Provide plenty of bedding to absorb the water.  More…

Chickens in Dallas

Chicken Permitted in the City of Dallas

 

In January 2010, the City of Dallas revises the Development (zoning) Code to allow back-yard chickens in residential neighborhoods inside City limits!

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Horses: Let Them Eat Hay

In the wild, horses are forage animals. Their digestive systems are specially designed to process low-protein, high-fiber foods on a continuous basis. Unlike humans, horses don’t have gall bladders to accumulate digestive enzymes between meals and then release them as needed. As a result, horses are not well suited to eating only once or twice a day. More…

Poultry Terms

Here are some poultry terms you’ll want to know:

 

Most people know that baby chickens are called chicks, but did you know that female chicks are called pullets and male chicks are called cockerels? A pullet becomes a hen only after she has produced her first egg. A mature cockerel is a rooster. More…

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