It is an exciting time of year at Eastern Sierra Feed. January is when we start getting our first orders of new Chicks in for the season.
Always fun to have the sounds of baby chicks in the store and seeing our friends who love raising their own chickens.
This week at the store we will be receiving our first orders of Chicks from Ideal Poultry.
Here is a list of breeds we will have in this week with short description of what type of egg to expect.
Ideal 236 Pullets
The Ideal 236 has white plumage with black spots. This layer is known for excellent livability and
production of large white eggs with superior egg shell quality.
Production Red Pullets
The plumage color varies from dark to light red. A cross of New Hampshire and Rhode Island Reds,
Production Reds produce very large brown eggs.
Red Sex Link Pullets
Red Sex Links are a brown egg commercial layer cross of Rhode Island Red & Delaware. Females (pullets)
are red, males are white.
Gold Sex Link Pullets
Also known as Gold Stars, they are a cross of Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island Whites. Gold Sex links
were developed for efficient production of large brown eggs.
Ameraucanas were bred using Araucana chickens and brought to the U.S. In the 1930” from South
America. These pullets lay green and blue eggs, they are excellent egg producers.
Black Australorps were developed in Australia from Black Orpingtons. This breed is one of the most
prolific brown egg producers and is known for laying at a high rate for a long period of time.
Silver Laced Wyandottes
If you have never raised your own chickens and or tasted a home grown egg, stop in and let our expert staff teach you the ins and outs of raising chickens in The Carson Valley. We would love to help you get started or just learn more about why people love raising their own chickens and egg production in the valley.
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