Freedom Ranger

Freedom Ranger brand of broiler chicks are a great alternative to fast-growing white broiler chicks or slow growing heritage breeds. Freedom Ranger chicks grow at a moderate rate, reaching their peal weight of 5-6 lbs in 9 to 11 weeks. These active, robust chicks are suitable for free range, foraging and pasture environments and produce tender, succulent meat with more yellow omega 3 fat and less saturated fat than fast growing breeds.

Freedom Rangers feature wither red or tri-colored feathers and have yellow shanks, skin, and beaks. They are an active breed and thrive when allowed to free ranger, scratch and dust bathe in natural sunlight.

Novogen

If you’ve considered ISA Brown, but you live in a colder climate, the  Novogen Brown Chicken is exactly what you need. A cold-hardy version of the ISA Brown, the Novogen Browns are a type of Red Sex-Link chicken. Novogen Brown Layers are healthy and robust birds and do very well in free range and pastured environments. They are hybrid crosses developed from Rhode Island Reds and White Leghorns.

Production: Novogen Brown Layers are top-notch producers of large to extra-large brown eggs. They are bred to be adaptable birds, thriving in a wide variety of conditions, whether kept in housing or on range.

Novogens have excellent feed conversion and will lay strong shelled, high-quality eggs. These are fast maturing birds, already laying well at 20 weeks of age. You can expect 5 or more eggs per week per hen.

Temperament: Novogen Brown Layering Chickens are calm and easy to manage birds.

Cornish Cross

Cornish Cross is one of the most popular meat birds. At about 6 to 8 weeks, they can weigh anywhere between 4.5 to 6 lbs. Heavier weight can happen depending on the final grow out duration. It has been recorded some Cornish Cross reached 10 to 14 lbs using a well-managed care and feeding program. This breed is known for an excellent feed conversation, livability, strong legs, and a maximum white meat yield with a plump full confirmation.

Cornish Cross have a docile chicken with very little interest in anything other than water and food. They grow so quickly so their attitude and temperament is rather low compared to most other breeds.

This chicken is not one you would get if you are looking for great egg production. Cornish Cross usually have significant health issues by the time they hit 8 to 10 weeks because of their rapid growth. There have been cases people have been able to keep their hens past their slaughter date, but it not recommended for this breed.

Heritage Rhode Island Reds

Add this beautiful bird into your flock this year! Heritage Rhode Island Reds are an old-time American breed that is closely resembling to the Rhode Island Reds, but their plumage is considerably darker. These chickens are the most successful dual-purpose bird and remains an excellent farm chicken. They lay 200-300 eggs a year starting as early as 6 months of age. Their eggs are brown and medium to large in size.

The hens of this breed weigh over 6 pounds and the rooster over 8 pounds. The Heritage Rhode Island Reds is known for its hardiness and its ability to handle marginal conditions while still producing eggs. Some roosters may be aggressive at times. Most hens are peaceful and can become broody except within the strains that have been heavily selected for egg production.

We have these chicks coming in 5 times through out our chick season. Check out the schedule to see when you can pick up yours!

Blue Cuckoo Marans

Try something new in your flock! The Blue Cuckoo Marans is a rare and beautiful breed. The barring is more obvious on roosters, and hackle (neck) feathers will tend to be darker than the rest of the body. Like most Marans, the Blue Cuckoo is docile and gentle. They tend to be more on the shy side as well. The body shape is stately; not too large, not too thin, and with an upright posture. Blue Cuckoo Marans are good layers with eggs that are medium to large in size and a medium-brown color.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful breed this spring! Take a look at the chick schedule to see when we will have them available and call or email us to reserve yours today!

 

Easter Egger

We’re so egg-sighting!!

Here at Burns Feed Store, we have over 70 different breeds of chicks, poults, and ducklings to choose from.

This year we have a newcomer coming in called the Easter Egger. While we are sad to not have the Ameraucana this year, the Easter egger will not disappoint you! These super adorable and friendly chickens actually come from the cross breeding of the Ameraucana or Araucana with other breeds. This resulted in the Easter Egger laying multiple colored eggs. Who wouldn’t want to have fun colored eggs to pick up everyday?

If you want to learn more about this fun chicken, come into Burns Feed Store and talk to our amazing chick lady, Fran. She will be back to work in February. 

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