2017 Chick, Duck, and Turkey List
Chick Day Availability
April 1, 2017
Barred Rock Pullets
Black Australorp Pullets
Black SexLink Pullets
Blue Andalusian Pullets
Buff Orpington Pullets
Cuckoo Maran Pullets
Dark Brown eggs
Golden Laced Wyandotte Pullets
Golden SexLink Pullets
Rhode Island Red Pullets
Speckled Sussex Pullets
Bantams (Assorted, Non-Sexed)
White Broilers (7-8 weeks) and Red Broilers (11-12 Weeks) available throughout the season.
Rouen, Runner, Khaki Campbell, Golden 300, Welsh Harlequin
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.
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
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!
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…
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…