There is no Neighborhood Delivery option for Hen Sales.
We typically run 2 annual flocks of about 1,000 hens. These fully-beaked "Red Sex Link" chickens were raised on pasture with non-GMO feed and no antibiotics.
Check seasonal availability, decide your quantity, and place your reservation. We'll process your order in 1 to 3 days, and send you an email confirmation with instructions.
You'll catch, crate, + transport your hens from our farm in Warrenton. More pick up instructions will be emailed after purchase.
We'll contact you closer to the pick up month to announce the official dates you can come choose your hens
(It's ok to ask that question!)
A CHICKEN is the whole species. Then there's the HEN -- a female chicken (the ones who lay the eggs). And the ROOSTER is the male chicken.
Simple as that!
It's hybrid breed known for 'egg-cellent' egg production! With an average of 275 large brown eggs per year, you won't find better layers
The average weight of each chicken is around 6 to 7 lbs. And being active but docile, this breed can handle smaller flocks and a good bit of human interaction.
Your chickens will enjoy an enclosed area for protection against predators, especially overnight. They love free-ranging or being in a run.
Make sure they have constant water access, and at least a 1/4 lb feed per chicken per day (we use Sunrise Farms non-GMO layer feed). Remember, chickens also love kitchen scraps!
Your hens with need an area to nest and lay eggs. Hens like cozy dark spaces for laying, with a minimum of 1 square ft per laying box. A rule of thumb is 1 box for every 6 chickens.
Layer hay or other material in the boxes, and freshen once a week. Also, hens like to roost at night-- sleeping elevated above the ground on a horizontal surface like branches or pieces of bamboo.
You don't have to wash your eggs, but you certainly can. If you do wash them, you'll probably want to store them in a cool dry place or refrigerator until use. They can last about 4 to 5 weeks if stored properly.
Eggs can be preserved longer (even up to 12 months in some cases). Do your own research on the old-fashioned methods like 'Water Glassing.' Let us know your results!
The hens turn 18 months a few months after the season's Hens Sale (Spring or Fall, respectively). They will enter their first molt at that time.
This means their egg production will be decreasing but will pick back up again within 4 to 6 weeks. Once their production resumes, you should get 4 to 5 eggs per chicken per week with proper water, lighting, and feed access.
Our mission is to take good care of hens all the way through to when our hen customers come to pick them up and take them home. We handle cancellation requests case by case. But our general policy is that In the event that you DO NOT PICK UP the hens you purchased, we are unable to issue a refund, as it takes us time to find a new home for the hens.