There is a quote that goes something like ‘the best intentions….’ We have wanted to grow more of our own meat for a long time. We also wanted to try to support the heritage, non commercial gene pool. Well live and learn. There is a reason Cornish Cross are so popular. We could have had two batches out the door/in our freezer in the time it’s taken to get these girls to where they are now (almost 16 weeks). We brooded all these girls together, and transitioned them into chicken tractors when they were old enough to handle the cold. We pulled the roosters out of the pens about two weeks ago, they are milling around with the goats. Now the hens intended for eggs are almost ready to transition to ‘big girl food’ and move on out to the chicken yard. We had planned on butchering any roosters, and the extra hens that we have. Then folks started asking if we had any chickens for sale. We had planned on selling/processing the old hens, and most of them have sold.
So, we have decided to offer up the young layer hens for sale as well. They are $18 each, and with a minimum order I’ll deliver them to you (within a reasonable distance). I did some quick math and each of these birds is worth about $125 in eggs in 24 months. Boom. Feel free to shoot me an e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-610-6723 for more info… We are down to Buff Orpington’s (listed as recovering by the ALBC), but plan on doing this next year with more variety.
Will you take me home?