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Poultry Season is Now. Chicks, Rhode Island Red Pullet (Hen) Chicks (Warm Weather Seasonal, In-Store-Only) Special Orders welcome when available

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To Check on Status: Call Steve (King City) 831-385-4841 Whitney or Tina (Prunedale) 831-663-1572
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Rhode Island Reds

These are the "all purpose" birds. They are solid red in color and are very sturdy.
Hens are fantastic brown egg layers; up to 255 eggs per year.
You can't go wrong with these birds!
Seasonal, in-store-only (Special Orders Welcome When Available)
Special Order Poultry welcome when available
Steve, King City store (831) 385-4841
Tin or Whitney, Prunedale store (831) 663-1572



Common Questions Concerning Chicks:

1. What is the difference between "pullets", "cockerels", and "Straight Run"?
Pullets are females, or hens. Cockerels are males, or roosters. St/Run(Straight Run) is a mixture of both cockerels and pullets. Simply put, the birds are counted out of the hatching pan right into the chick box. Its usually about a 50:50 ratio of males to females.
1. Which breed are the best layers?

This is certainly a subjective subject. However, with our own flocks, the Rhode Island Reds are, by far, the best brown egg layers. A close second would be the Black Sex-Links.

As far as strong white egg layers, White Leghorns would be your best choice.

2. I need some birds that will be decent layers and also dress out well. What breed should I get?
There are several choices that work well in this area. Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Black and Golden Sex-Links, New Hampshire Reds are all good dual purpose birds.
3. I simply want a good bird for dressing out, what's the best way to go?
The answer is simple; go with the Cornish Cross. These birds are ready for butcher at 8 weeks! These are the industry standard for broiler growers throughout the nation.
4. I am interested in growing birds that do well with the Asian Market; what are my choices?

Usually, the correct breed selection depends on what region you are located. However, the following breeds are typically the most popular in the Asian market:

  • Dark Cornish: Game bird variety that is very popular with Asian poultry markets
  • Black Sex-Link: Average mature time, but very easy to raise and has good coloring for this market.
  • Rhode Island Red Cockerels (roosters): In some areas, the red roosters are in good demand.
5. What are bantams good for?

Bantams, in many respects, have few practical uses. They are poor egg layers and the eggs they do produce are extremely small in size. The birds are small, so that takes care of meat value. So what's left? These bantams are simply fun to have and watch! They are beautifully colored and seem to have much more personality than the standard breeds. Also, because of their small size, they don't go through much feed.  Great little pet to have around that eats bugs

Bantams are good setters, so if you have eggs that need this type of attention, bantams(especially White Silkies) will adopt just about any type of egg as her own.

Of course, bantams are very popular for 4-H and FFA projects.

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