Moving Forward in the Hatchery
Because our main goal is sustainability, localization is a must, so to keep you from having to ship heirloom chickens across the country, we hatch them right here in town. Individual coops must be built for each breed to insure purity, at the moment we have 1 breed availlable. Recently I cleared an area in my tiny shed for hatching, brooding, and growing out a few. With the exception of incubators, I’ve made all of my own equipment, out of lumber being thrown away along my daily route. This gives me the freedom of design, I can’t buy a grow off cage with perches to allow the chicks to fly around, but I can make one. This is a very small operation, so it may take a little time to fill your order, but our size allows us to concentrate on quality.
We’ve been spreading lots of little Brown Speckled Sussex through out South Louisiana this spring. Showing folks just how great forgotten heirloom breeds can work in the backyard, both as pets, and providers. This fall we’re adding a Belgium Bantam to our City Chick line-up, D’uccle(due-clay) Mille Fleur(color name). We chose these for several reasons, this breed is known to be very docile, quiet, and tamable, making them a great match for kids and suburbs. At first glance, these birds are striking, not your grandma’s chicken, don’t be fooled by the show, these little birds will grant you an egg every other day, and gobble down table scraps, garden debris, and juicy bugs. Picture right are 3 weeks old.