Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Farm Happenings / Young Pullets Available

Hard to believe it is already August, time really slips by when your busy.  We're caught up on our chick orders at this time but we are still accepting chick orders.  So if you are interested in getting just one more shipment of chicks before cold weather sets in this is a great time to be thinking about doing that.  We have a list of breeds that can be shipped quickly on the Website if your interested in that. We usually keep hatching and shipping the day old chicks right up to the end of September.  It's actually a good time to get chicks because they will start laying just in time for spring.  It's also a good idea to have two different age groups of hens so that when the older group of hens is taking a break from laying your younger hens will begin laying.

This is also  a good time to think about placing your orders for young pullets for fall shipment, we also have some pullets that are ready to ship now.  Head on over to the website at Chicken Scratch Poultry and see what all we have available for shipment now.  Your always welcome to give me a call and I can let you know exactly what we have ready to go 618-643-5602.  I'm always happy to explain our shipping polices and tell you all about the little peeps that are ready to be shipped to your loving home :)
It always amazes me how there is a fall rush for pullets just like the spring rush for chicks.
So don't miss out!  I talked to so many of you last fall that said "if I had only known you had pullets in the fall".  All right here's your warning, I will have pullets in fall.
Some of the breeds I will have in the young started pullets will be the Lavender Orpington.  This breed has been the top seller for the past two years, don't wait too long to place an order because they sell fast!  I'll also have the French Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Splash Marans, Light Sussex, Chocolate Orpington, Black Orpington and probably a few Olive Eggers.
I know some of you that ordered the Ameraucanas are still patiently waiting on your pullet orders.  Never fear I will get them to you.  The Ameraucana hens took a break on laying during our busiest time of the year, silly girls what were they thinking??  They did finally pick up the pace on production and we do have brooders full of Ameraucanas but now we are waiting to guess who is going to be a hen.  What a guessing game that is...

We're also working on our very own line of  Mottled Orpington, they will be a black bird with white spots, we're just in the beginning stages with this breed but if you would like to be the first to have one of those I have a few young pullets now, give me a call, there will only be a very few of these available.  They will be a very large beautiful bird.  Keep in mind this is our project bird and does take time to perfect.  If you like a super friendly, extra large, fluffy butted hen, this bird is for you!  I like big butts on my girls!
Hope you all are having a wonderful summer!
Hope to hear from you soon.
Birds of a feather flock together!