We have several breeds of chickens. We sell eating eggs, hatching eggs, and chicks. Occasionally we will have started chicks as well.
These beautiful birds
Barred Plymouth Rock
One of the original small backyard chickens they were developed in New England in the 19th century. They too have fallen onto the conservation list. They are another dual purpose bird, being good for both meat and eggs. Eggs are a light to medium brown with a pinkish hew to them. They are also a long lived chicken if you let them. My girls are most consistent with their laying, but the eggs are a bit smaller averaging a large egg rather then an extra large egg. They all wintered very well, even putting on weight. They especially enjoy the kids going in to see them, they will fly onto my daughter's shoulders and sit there. It is my barred rocks that consistently hatch out clutches of chicks every time. The roosters are known for being a bit aggressive, but as with my other birds, I do not accept that. I have at times had roosters that are a bit smaller then I would like because they have the best temperament. Due to this, my barred rocks are production lines only and although I do get hens that would be fit for show, I do not show them.