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Pullets

Young hens, well feathered and no longer needing heat.  Preorder for best availability.  Price varies by age and breed.  Cheaper than layers, without the work of baby chicks.

 

Next Availability

January 2023

Flock Policies

I don't kill "surplus" rooster chicks. They live happy lives just like the hens until they find their purpose.

All birds sold as hens are guaranteed hens. Even if it's a chick hatched elsewhere and the mistake was not mine, if I sold it as a hen, you can returnthe bird and get a hen. 

My flock is still growing. I only bring in baby chicks, and I only get them from NPIP certified flocks, to minimize disease importation risk.

Hatchery chicks are vaccinated against Mareks and coccidiosis and fed non-medicated feed.

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Program Goals

It has been a joy providing people with reliable and healthy hens. So far, the flock is a good fit on our diversifying farm.  I also get to try out new breeds as well as keeping a few that have proved they thrive in our region and have a good temperament   I continue to experiment with established breeds and new crosses, always looking for birds that are healthy, suited to my regional weather, don't exhibit meanness, and that can lay beautiful eggs.  Auto-sexing is a plus.

Available Now 

Sexed & vaxxed chicks

Hatched 10/31, will be on heat through the end of the year. Barred Rock, Whiting True Green, hatchery Ameraucauna

Price increases weekly.

Available now

Mosaics

Pullets - $25

Cockerels - $15

Limited.

Hatched this summer; eggs were shipped from the breed's creator.

Sold out

Layers and Pullets

Pullets - Next available after New Year

Layers - Next available early spring

Preorder

Chicks hatching starting mid Winter

Currently planned: sexed and vaxxed - red sexlink and blue egger

Preorder

Home Hatched Chicks

American Bresse - Bresse are a 500 year old 

French breed known for the marbled fat that makes them an amazing roasted chicken. Less known is that the hens are good layers of large light brown eggs.

Bielefelder - Lovely large auto-sexing breed. Good hearty layers of brown eggs. Surged in popularity in recent years.

Black Copper Marans - the chocolate brown egg layers. I hatch from my darkest layers for a better chance of dark laying offspring. Sometimes called French Black Copper Marans.

Color Project Brahma - Lavender, Isabel, and blue partridge genetics provide stunning colors for these gentle giants of the chicken world. Note, color projects don't have as much size as high quality SOP brahmas. They make interesting Easter Egger crosses too.

Doubled Silver Laced Barnevelders - stunning hens with black and white striped feathers in a pattern that falls between laced and pencilled. Most are semi-bantam size.  Limited.

Easter Eggers - shades of green, olive, brown, teal eggs from happy, healthy local hens

Mille Fleur Cochin Bantams - adorable and beautiful. Small package, big personality. Fluffy feet.

Mosaic - artistically patterned in different balances of black and white, sometimes with brown.  Dark skin, beak, and legs. 

Silverrud's blue / Isbar - dark-eyed athletic layers of light green eggs. Limited.

 

Welsummer - a heritage line from Appalachia, they lay speckled brown eggs. The breed is sometimes auto-sexing. Limited.

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ABOUT JERSEY WEST FARM

I began raising sheep with my grandfather when I was 10 years old.  At 16, I moved to a new farm and my grandfather sent the sheep with me.  At 18, I began pursuing rarer sheep, but it would be another 5 years before I acquired my first Navajo-Churros. Some years later, I added some other breeds, and eventually got my Bluefaced Leicesters.  Currently I'm shifting the flock to focus on the Navajo-Churro, BFL, and my BFL mules (crossbreds.)

 

Working in partnership with long-time purveyors of hay, straw, and mulch - delivery and custom work available.  Large square, round, small square (two string), by the bale or by the trailer.  Also available - unregistered Hereford cattle.

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2021 Waiting Lists

Do you think next year is the year to finally get chickens?  Are you looking to add to your homestead with a flock of heritage sheep?  Will you be in the market for feeder cattle?  Now is the time to get on the list for 2021.  Plans are in the works to add home-hatched chicks next year, including Bielefelders, blue Eggers and green eggers, heritage broilers, and sex links.