***Newly hatched chicks available now***
CHOCOLATE BANTAM ENGLISH ORPINGTON
LARGE FOWL ENGLISH ORPINGTON
MODERN GAME BANTAM
OLD ENGLISH GAME BANTAM
An expansion of my breeding pens is now complete. It's size is 40 feet long by 15 feet wide. I use it to house our 2 nigerian dwarf does, as well as a play area for the chickens.
Also new is my first hatch from my large fowl english orpingtons. I have a blue cuckoo rooster over a black hen.
Goat pen/play area for chickens....
In my breeding pens are the Bantam English Orpingtons, Modern Game Bantams, Old English Game Bantams and Silkies. To prevent a higher mortality rate and to protect these little guys from predators, these pens are perfect. They are spacious, completely covered and enclosed with a high gage fencing wire. One of the pens is used as a "grow-out" area for chicks transitioning to either one of the breeding pens, or in the larger coop of Ameraucanas and various egg layers.
In the large coop...
I have Ameraucanas and various egg layers in this coop. Housing the Ameraucanas with the others makes it easy to differentiate the eggs since they are blue verses brown, white or tinted. I have only 2 Ameraucana roosters in here, so I know the blue eggs are pure. It also allows me to keep other varieties of laying hens that provide numerous eggs daily for my friends and family.
Above is a picture of some of my flock. I take great pride in caring for my chickens. Feeding them fruit from our orchard, leftover vegetables, mealworms and clippings from the lawn are some of their favorite treats. As a regular diet I feed them a 50/50 mix of lay crumble and scratch. Also included on a weekly basis is a mix of diatomaceous earth, flax seed, oyster shell and garlic powder. These ingredients are all natural ways to deworm, repel fleas, ticks and mites, boost immune and respiratory systems, increase egg production and shell thickness, and overall health just to name a few. I also add unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to their drinking water on occasion. ACV is another natural immune booster and is full of vitamins and minerals. It also kills germs and clears out airways. Chicks receive medicated chick starter for the first 6 months, along with scratch and mealworms for treats.