Baby Chicks & Laying Hens

From “just hatched” to laying eggs for your family.

Want To Have Your Own Farm Fresh Eggs?

One of the benefits of raising your own hens is that you can choose the breed that best suits your needs. Some breeds are known for their egg-laying abilities, while others are better suited for meat production. We choose all of our baby chicks based on egg production, so you can be confident in their future laying ability.

Whether you’re looking for sweet little baby chicks to raise with your family, hens that are already laying eggs, (…or anywhere in between!), we have what you are looking for!

Under 1 week old – $3 

These are straight run baby chicks that are under 1 week old.  Since they are “straight run”, they can be either male or female as they are generally too young to confirm.

1 week to 4 weeks old – $5 

Baby chicks have a higher chance to live once they reach 1 week old as occasionally you see complications before then.  Once they’re past 1 week old, they are generally guaranteed to grow into happy and healthy chicks.

1 Month to 5(ish) months – $10

These chicks no longer have to be supplemented with heat lamps (since they are fully feathered) and are now able to regulate their temperatures on their own.  However, they are not quite at laying age so do not produce eggs yet.

Laying Age – $20

These hens are new layers so they might start out with smaller eggs every couple of days but over time they will grow into large eggs, almost daily!

On average, hens begin to lay eggs anywhere between 4-6 months old and continue to lay eggs for over 5 years. However, their peak egg production is during their first 2 years.  So although you may notice a slowing down of egg laying around that 2 year mark, happy and healthy chickens will still produce for your family for years to come.

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Fertilized Eggs for Hatching $1/egg

Don’t have a rooser yourself but want to hatch your own baby chicks? Maybe you just got an incubator and want to hatch your own flock?  Starting in Spring 2024 we will be offering fertilized hatching eggs for $1/egg (minimum 6).

If you have questions, please reach out at the bottom of this page.

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