Our family raises a number of heritage and rare breed poultry for egg production and meat. We offer for sale hatching eggs (shipping & local pickup) and birds of various ages (local pickup only). Each breed has its own unique attributes, and one (or more) of them are sure to be a great fit for your needs!
Some of our favorite breeds
Silkie: Heritage bantam breed, medicinal properties to meat, excellent mothering (each hen tends to go broody approximately every 20 eggs laid), large yolks compared to egg size, multiple roosters get along. Very friendly and excellent with children. Can free-range with LGD supervision!
Orpington: Dual purpose, friendly, great foragers but typically stick relatively close to home. Lavender feather color is very popular for hatching eggs and chicks, light brown eggs. Some hens will brood chicks.
Bresse: Table breed grows faster than dual purpose breeds (12-16 weeks to butcher date), very large tinted eggs, excellent at mowing grass in a pasture pen, excellent foragers. Occasionally broods chicks.
Marans: Excellent foragers with the deepest orange yolks, less porous shells make eggs last longer, originally game birds (the roosters are relatively large). Roosters are susceptible to frostbite. Friendly, occasionally broods chicks.
Silverudd’s Blue and Cream Legbar: Laying breeds both created by Martin Silverudd. Prolific green (Silverudd’s) or blue (Legbar) eggs. Less feed needed compared to dual purpose breeds. Cream Legbars are auto-sexing, meaning males and females are visibly different looking as soon as they hatch (good for selling female chicks to a local market that can’t keep roosters). Silverudd’s are skittish if not handled while young. Both are excellent foragers. They will not sit on eggs/brood chicks. Cream Legbar roosters are especially susceptible to frostbite.
Ameraucana (look for true Ameraucana from a breeder, not Easter Egger or “Americana” which is not a breed). Blue eggs, great for colder climates as roosters will not get frostbite on their combs. Great foragers, some hens tend to brood chicks.
- Ameraucana (Blue/Black/Splash)
- American Bresse
- Cream Legbar (Rees lines)
- Isbar (aka Silverudd’s Blue)
- Lavender Orpington
- Silkie (White, Blue, Black, Splash, Porcelain, Partridge, Paint)
- Splash Marans and French Black Copper Marans
- Welsh Harlequin
- Chocolate Runner