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2018 Chick and Turkey List

Chick Day Availability April 7, 2018

  • Ameraucana Pullets
  • Black Australorp Pullets
  • Barnevelder Pullets
  • Buff Brahma Pullets
  • Black Maran SexLink Pullets
  • Buff Orpington Pullets
  • Barred Rock Pullets
  • Black SexLink Pullets
  • Golden SexLink Pullets
  • Maran Pullets
  • Olive Egger Pullets
  • Partridge Cochin Pullets
  • Rhode Island Red Pullets
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullets
  • White Leghorn Pullets

Non-Sexed Breeds:

  • Bantams, assorted
  • Cream Legbar

White and Red Broilers arrive in shipments throughout the spring. Call for availability.

Turkeys arrive as shown below: 

  • Broad Breasted Bronze (May 3 and June 8)
  • Broad Breasted White (May 3 and June 8)
  • Blue Slate (May 3)
  • Royal Palm (May 3)
  • Bourbon Red (June 8)
  • Narragansett (June 8)

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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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