A note regarding Avian Influenza...
I'm staying current on information and developments, and have been taking extra precautions to protect my flocks. Stringent biosecurity measures are in place.
THANK YOU to everyone who purchased birds from me during 2022.
I sincerely appreciate your support, and have enjoyed meeting some wonderful new poultry enthusiasts and reconnecting with friends.
I'm now nearly sold out, but you are welcome to contact me if you have inquiries.
1 Buff Duck pair $70
I don't sell hatching eggs or baby chicks.
Each year I grow out all of the chicks I hatch so that I can select the top few to keep back for my own replacements. This is the only way to maintain and/or improve the overall quality of a flock. Once I have hatched what I feel I will need, my mating groups are broken up for the year. I usually have extra pullets to share with others during the summer, and male/female breeding pairs or trios become available late in the summer & into fall while they last.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or would like more specific information about my strains or availability. *Prices generally range from $40 to $100 per bird.
Thank you for your interest!
More about availability and pricing...
My number one objective is to continually breed better birds that come as close to meeting breed standards as possible. I hatch and raise the number of chicks I feel I will need to replenish my own flocks and keep the overall quality moving forward. I enjoy sharing birds with others when I am able to, but this is not the case every year, or with each of my breeds.
The first young birds available in late spring will be healthy pullets, but they might have colour faults or fall short of my expectations for breeding, so are considered layer-quality. Ave price: $35 for Large Breeds, $18 for Bantams.
* Show quality pullets will start to become available later in the summer and fall. These young adults have no apparent physical faults or disqualifying features: $45 - $75 each for large fowl breeds. $30 - $50 each for bantams.
I am very selective when it comes to selling cockerels, and I don't always have extras available. They will be sold at (or close to) full maturity, which generally means September through November. Good, breeding quality cockerels average $65 each.
All birds will be healthy and sound when they leave my farm, however I am not able to provide additional guarantees past that. I place a high priority on achieving a balance of correct phenotype, along with vigor, good temperament and productivity, but cannot make guarantees on these or other traits that are not outwardly apparent such as fertility, behavior or life span.
At this time I do not accept deposits, but as birds come available I will be happy to contact everyone who has expressed interest by email. The birds will then be offered to those who are first to respond, and will be held for 1 week pending pick-up before becoming available for sale again.
*Please keep in mind there are no perfect birds. The ones I sell for breeding are guaranteed free of DQs (faults that would disqualify them in an APA sanctioned show) and are meant to be a starting point for beginning a new flock or adding to an existing one. There will always be a need for continuous selection and careful breeding choices to maintain a quality flock.
I'm an active member of the following clubs:
Canadian Heritage Breeds - Secretary
Chantecler Fanciers International - Director
Cochins International - Western Canada Rep
American Poultry Assoc - Master Exhibitor
Some good books to keep on hand:
The Chicken Health Handbook - Gail Damerow
APA Standard of Perfection
*Prices based on farm pick-up. Transport to shows I'm attending is usually available.
Shipping within Canada may be possible, at buyer's expense. If you want to find out more about live animal cargo rates, please check with Westjet or Air Canada for quotes on shipping out of YEG (Edmonton International Airport).