2020 Flock News
We have a few new breeds that will be available Spring 2020! We will have Blue English Orpington, Blue Partridge Brahmas, and Opal Legbars. We will be adding some new Easter Eggers to our breeding program this year, too. Although Easter Eggers aren't truly a breed, they are a fun mixed variety that will give various shades of green, blue, to tan eggs.
The Blue English Orpington's and Blue Partridge Brahma chick orders will be a limited to two per breed. Their eggs will be available in the Farmers Delight hatching egg pack and Custom Dozen packs only.
2020 Spring Orders
As the days get shorter the hens take a well deserved break. These ladies work hard all year, so we let them have the break Mother Nature intended and don't add artificial light in their coops. The egg production slows and we pack everything up for the cool season ahead. Right now we are taking this time to get caught up on the last few egg and chick orders, so we aren't accepting any new ones, but we are taking pre-orders for Spring 2020.
Were looking forward to some new breeds for Spring, along with some A Rusted Roost gear!
Spring shipping begins in February, as long as its warm enough. If you want to get a jump start on the chicken math head on over to our shop and place and order.
Silverudd Breeding Program
This breed is known for its beautiful green eggs. It is a rare breed that was developed in Sweden and was imported to the United States in 2011 and in 2013. Our line of Silverudd are from the first import, and as with any rare breed the gene pool is very small. The small gene pool eventually leads to poor hatching, birth defects, and a poor immune system.
Because of this we have chosen to add a different breed with similar traits into our line of Silverudd. This will help with some challenges we are having here. Doing this will eliminate birth defects, improve hatching rates, and a give them the healthy immune system they need to survive.
Since we are adding a different breed into our line our new and improved line of Silverudd will be slightly bigger, hardier, not as flighty. We will still be selling the birds as a mix, and the price will be less. Once the breeding has been completed the price will go back to the original Silverudd price.
We cannot in good conscious sell a breed that we are having challenges with, so thank you all for your understanding and patience as we address these challenges.
Silverudd Breeding Update
The Silverudd Project breeding has been an absolute success, and I could not be happier! The hatch rates have improved dramatically, the chicks have been healthy, and not a single chick has has been born with a deformity. I really could not ask for more. Due to the way the genes are passed, a small percentage of the mixes will lay cream. During each breeding the chance for a green egg increases, and by the time this is complete they will all lay green. The chicks for 2020 will still be a mix, but we are getting so much closer!
The minimum chick order is 8, this is to ensure they stay warm enough during transit. If you do not want to order 8 that is ok, male chicks will be added to reach the minimum count, and your order may take a little longer to ship out.
We do have some shipping restrictions: If you are in the Southern California are with a zip code between 90000-93599 I am not permitted to ship chicks or hatching eggs due to the Newcastle outbreak. This is also true for the state of Florida, hopefully this changes soon!
Please take note when ordering.