Last week to order live Whiffletree egg-laying hens!

START OR EXPAND YOUR OWN FLOCK with our year-old laying hens raised on pasture with non-GMO feed and no antibiotics.

Order now, Pick Up is DECEMBER 2, 3, and 4 from 7 PM to 8 PM

Begin or expand your flock...
and enjoy your own farm fresh eggs!

Our year-old laying hens raised on pasture with non-GMO feed and no antibiotics

Never had backyard hens? Find a few starter tips here. Ask a question here.

How to Reserve + Get Your Hens

1 We Raise

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.

2 You Reserve

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.

3 You Box + Pick Up

You'll catch, crate, + transport your hens from our farm in Warrenton. More pick up instructions will be emailed after placing your reservation.

 

There is ONE option for picking up your hens:

You must visit our Warrenton, VA farm!

(There is no Neighborhood Delivery option for Hen Sales)
We're located at 8717 Springs Rd Warrenton VA 20186

Seasonal Flock Availability

ยป FALL Flock 2021 (Dec Pick up): Open for Reservations

SPRING Flock 2022 (TBD): Flock Being Raised

The Fall Hen Sale pickup is scheduled for December 2, 3, and 4 from 6AM to 8AM.

Sale 1 to 24 Hens - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
1 to 24 Hens - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
Price
$10.00
Click 'Pre-Order' and adjust to the quantity you'd like, up to 24!
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Sale 25 to 49 Hens - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
25 to 49 Hens - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
Price
$8.00
Click 'Pre-Order' and adjust to the quantity you'd like, 25 to 49!
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Sale 50+ Hens >> - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
50+ Hens >> - - Fall Sale - - Pick Up at our Warrenton Farm!
Price
$6.00
Click 'Pre-Order' and adjust to the quantity you'd like, 50 and up!
Learn More

Helpful Tips for Hen Care

Hen, Chicken, Rooster?

(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!

The 'Red Sex Link' Breed

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.

Hen Care

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!

Nesting + Roosting

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.

Egg Care

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!

About Molting

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.

Hen Sale Refund Policy

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. Our 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.

    Have a Hen Question? Ask Your Farmer!