In addition to raising rabbits, quail and ducks, you may also be interested in learning more about the following backyard projects...
American Bresse Chicks (Dual purpose breed for Eggs or Meat)
The American Bresse is an American take on an iconic French breed of poultry. Proudly displaying the colors of the French flag, Bresse have large red combs, bright white feathers, and steel blue legs. The Bresse, while rare in the U.S., has been around for over 500 years. These dual-purpose chickens are hardy, easy to raise and keep, active foragers, and have a great temperament.
Bresse hens average 5-6 eggs per week. Eggs are a great quality of this breed, Hens will usually start laying at 4-5 months and will lay eggs colors ranging from white to light brown. Mature hens will lay XL eggs.
Bresse are in high demand because, like beef, they can have marbled meat. This chicken really tastes like no other — imagine the juiciest grilled chicken breast ever.
Bresse Chicks are available but You will need to get on our hatch list. Right now we are about 1 week out.
These are incubator hatched from good stock. We cannot sex these and therefore only offer straight run (both hen and rooster chicks). They are sold in minimum quantities of 2. Sold as day old chicks (require brooder and heat lamp)
Available for Sale: ( We are currently a week out )
⊱ Day Old Chicks: $10 each (straight run)
Baby Chicks (Egg laying breeds - mixed & pure)
Baby Chicks are available on a limited basis...
We often have new great egg-laying breed mixed chicks (Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock, Leghorns, Easter Eggers, etc.) available. These are incubator hatched from good stock. We cannot sex these and therefore only offer straight run (both hen and rooster chicks). They are sold in minimum quantities of 12. Sold as day old chicks (require brooder and heat lamp) or 5 week old chicks (no heat lamp needed, except in extreme conditions).
We also sometimes have pure bred Black Copper Marans, Ameraucanas, Welsummers, etc.
Soon Available for Sale: (Currently out of stock)
⊱ Day Old Mixed Chicks: $30 per dozen (straight run)
⊱ 5 Week Mixed Chicks: $45 per dozen (straight run)
⊱ Day Old Maran Chicks: $60 per dozen (straight run)
⊱ 5 Week Maran Chicks: $75 per dozen (straight run)
Coturnix Quail (Japanese Quail, Pharaoh Quail, Bible Quail)
Coturnix Quail are COMING BACK SOON!
Coturnix quail (Coturnix japonica) is known as Japanese Quail, Pharaoh Quail, Bible Quail and Cortunix Quail. Great egg layers (abt 300+ per year) that only take around 17 days to incubate and are ready to lay in 6 to 8 weeks. Both meat and eggs are great tasting and another great addition to backyard production even with very limited space.
Muscovy Ducks (sometimes called "quack-less" ducks)
Muscovy Ducklings are COMING BACK SOON!
Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata) are one of the only ducks not descending from the Mallard breed. Originally native to Mexico, Central and South American, they eventually found there way to the US. Acting more like chickens than ducks, they don't quack, need little water and do well in the heat. Drakes weigh around 10-15 lbs and the hens around 6 to 10 lbs. They are excellent flyers and have claws to help them roost, so clip the wings on one side to keep them around. Their meat tastes more like veal or beef than duck.
They are great additions to the backyard production, great egg layers and excellent brooders. Their eggs are much healthier than chicken eggs as well and many people with chicken egg allergies choose duck eggs as an alternative.
Red Wiggler Worms (for composting systems)
Red Wigglers are COMING SOON!
Red Wigglers are some of the best composting worms we have found. They are amazing workers in breaking down rabbit manure and other waste products into black gold... phenomenal worm castings that will turn your garden into a vegetable producing machine! If you raise rabbits, don't miss out on this important component to really take advantage of all aspects of raising rabbits and creating a sustainable system!
Soon Available for Sale:
⊱ Coming Soon!
Tilapia Fish (for aquaponics systems)
Tilapia Fish are COMING SOON!