So, you're thinking about raising chicks or you've been raising chickens for years?  We have ideas and suggestions on how to get started including ideas on what chicks to get, feed, coop, health recommendations as well as updates in products and 'chick raising.' 
Siegels ideas on Poultry as a PDF.

SPRING CHICK DAY - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
(Deadline for orders - March 8)

Our “Chick Day” gives the opportunity to get the best price and selection of chicks (layers and broilers) for your replacement birds or to start your flock.  This year turkeys and ducks are available as well. 

It takes approximately 6 months for chicks to start laying eggs and 6 weeks for broilers to be ready for processing.   

LAYERS – sexed hens (females) producing eggs at approximately 16 - 18 weeks.  Price:  $2.45 each

Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Buff Orpington, Black Astralorp, Araucanas (blue, green, and pink eggs, Welsummers (limited quantities, Golden Comets, Buckeyes, Cuckoo Marans (limited quantities), Jersey Black Giants, Silver Laced Wyandottes, New Hampshire

Broilers - meat production birds            Straight Run:  $1.85 each

Cornish X Rock, Red Ranger

Turkeys:  Broad Breasted White ($9)          Mammoth Bronze ($9)          Artisan Gold ($9)

Ducks:  Giant White Pekin ($5.10)             Mallard Ducklings ($5.10)

Assorted Bantams:    $3.25 each












   We have two sizes ...

4' x 6' houses 6 to 8 birds


6' x 8' houses 10 to 12 birds

Features:  outside nesting boxes, outside run, window and side vent,  large door in back for easy access to feed and clean, well constructed for many years of use.




WHY do the Birds stop laying during the cold of winter?

You can maintain production during the winter months by keeping an open water source and at least 12 – 15 hours of light per day.  Egg production is most effected by water. Frozen waterers in winter will stop egg production almost immediately.  If water is not provided for an extended period of time, you will force the birds into a molt and it will be a long period before they will again begin to lay eggs.

When the temperature drops below 50 degrees, the amount of feed will increase.  Rule of thumb is for every 10 degrees decrease in temperature, the feed consumption will increase 5%.  A well-insulated chicken coop will save feed and provide a good environment for your flock.



Question:  What does 'straight run' mean when ordering chicks? 
Answer:   These chicks are 'not sexed,' with no guarantees as to whether the chicks are male or female. 

So, you're thinking about raising chicks.    For our suggestions on how to get started including ideas on what chicks to get, feed, coop, health recommendations and more.  click here.




If you are concerned about genetically modified grain, we have NON GMO poultry feed in stock.  We are hearing good comments from those who are using this meal form of feed for their layers, broilers and growing poultry.  Non GMO feed is a non medicated,  non modified grain based 17% complete feed for your laying hens or a 16% finishing feed for frying chickens. 

We also have a traditional layer that is all natural and comes in 50 lb. bags.












Comes in 10 lb. and 50 lb. bags










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