Pullet chick-sharing-time again. Every two years, I order 30 pullet chicks from Hoover’s Hatchery in Rudd, Iowa, with the intent to keep about 14 and be assured that if some die, I will still have 9-10 laying hens for the next two winters.
This year is no different. I have already given away three of the new flock that shipped on May 8. The rest remain sheltered 24/7 in their hotel in the garage. They don’t know yet the wonders of the outdoors and chicken run because I dare not let them go there because they are still small enough that they could escape through small gaps in the system.
I received 15 assorted brown egg layers and 15 assorted colored egg layers and will want to retain as much diversity as possible. If you have interested in having some, let me know.
I live on Burnett Avenue near Meeker School.
Here is information about the groups of breeds from Hoovers Hatchery.
This will be an assortment of our standard brown egg layers based on availability. This assortment will not include meat birds of any kind, or white egg layers. You will receive a mix and variety of any of the following breeds: Sapphire Gem™, ISA Brown, Amberlink, Production Red, Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff Orpington, and more!
Purpose: Brown Egg Layers. Production: 200-300 Medium to Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Varies By Breed Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Varies By Breed Comb Type: Varies By Breed
Our Assorted Colored Egg Layer Pack is a great assortment of different breeds that will fill your egg basket with a variety of color! “Eggscapes” are all the rage! Filling your egg carton with many different colors adds fun and interest when cooking. Only the best neighbors give these colored eggs away or use them as hostess gifts. We have a full lineup of brown, blue, dark brown, green, and olive eggers in this assortment, giving you plenty of “eggscape” options! You may receive any of the following breeds in this assortment: Americana, Olive Egger, Prairie Bluebell Egger™, Sapphire Olive Egger™, Starlight Green Egger™, Midnight Majesty Marans™, French Black Copper Marans, or Cuckoo Marans.
Purpose: Colored Egg Layers Production: 200-290 Medium to X-Large Colored Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Active Foragers, Friendly Mature Weight: 4-7 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Varies By Breed Comb Type: Varies By Breed