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Chicken Scratch Poultry

Friday, September 12, 2014

Farm Happenings - Pullets Available

A few weeks back Larry began work on putting up more fences, making new gates and constructing pullet boxes.  It takes plenty of room to grow out pullets and we needed more space.  The best way to grow up beautiful healthy pullets is give them a lot of room and try not to over crowd.

New gates and pens

We raise the pullets in boxes with wire bottoms raised off the ground about 4 inches.  They have ventilation on the back that is covered with wire so that no predictors can get in.  There is a door on each end and a lid on top that can be open during the day and closed at night.  Works very well.



 Many of our customers don't have the ability to own a rooster so they choose to order pullets.  A pullet is a young hen less than one year of age.  We normally ship our pullets out when they reach the age of  8 weeks old.  They ship best at this age.  If you order chicks from a person and they want to ship you birds that are 1 to 2 weeks of age it is best to decline their offer.  Chicks do not ship well at this age, they aren't able to regulate their own body temperature at this young age nor do they have the body weight to sustain them during shipment.  Shipping at 8 weeks is a good age and size, they are fully feathered at this time.
The farmer really hates it when I sneak around and snap candid pictures. Good thing he doesn't read the blog, Ha.



If you think you might be interested in a pullet, here are a few that we have ready now and some that will be ready soon. 
Olive Egger
I have some Olive hens that are about 5 months old, they are beautiful big girls.  Olives Eggers can be black, blue and sometime splash.   When ordering a hen this large we will only ship 1 or 2 per box depending on the temperatures while shipping.  We also have younger Olives ready to go.  She will lay a dark green egg.
Blue Copper Marans
I have Blue Copper Marans pullets about 10 weeks old ready to go.  Look at that beautiful coppering on her head.  She will lay a pretty dark chocolate colored egg

Splash Marans,
I have a couple of splash marans that are around 4 to 5 months of age, then I also have some around 10 weeks old.  They will also lay the dark chocolate color egg.  We only get a few of these birds each year and they are beautiful.
Chocolate Orpington
I have a few of these cuties ready to go.  The Chocolate Orpington is a bantam but not a tiny bantam.  If your looking for a pet bird this is the one for you.
Lavender Orpington
In a couple of weeks I will have several Lavender Orpington ready to go.  Lavenders are good layers and very friendly.
I will also have Black Copper Marans and Ameraucana hens ready in a few weeks.  
If you see something your interested in, head over to the website and drop me an email.
http://chickenscratchpoultry.com/
Have a Great Weekend.
Angie

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Lucky Winner Is......

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

And the lucky winner of the chirping box of 16 day old chicks  is......

Dessica Albertson!!!

Congratulations Dessica, we look forward to sharing some fluffy butts with you!
Dessica please contact me at larry_angie@chickenscratchpoultry.com  I'll need your address and phone number for the box.
Thanks to everyone who left a comment, I love to read them.  I wish I could send everyone of you a box of chicks.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Giveaway - Free Box of Day Old Chicks


Free Giveaway!
You've still got a little time to sign up for the free box of 16 day old chicks.  The chicks will be straight run, which means you will get roosters and hens.  We'll pick one lucky winner tomorrow so stay tuned.  The chicks will be shipped to you free of charge, what could be better than that!  In the box will be at least 2 different breeds, possibly more.


Steps to sign up for the giveaway 

1. Become a follower of the blog.  On the right side of the blog is a join this site button to become a follower.
2. Like our Face Book page. 
3. Leave a comment on the blog telling us your favorite chicken breed and why you would like to win a free box of baby chicks.

Good Luck!!