For several years we have been breeding 2 heritage breeds of chickens:

Buff Orpington

I love the plumpness of Buff Orpingtons.  They are a good dual purpose bird that is well suited to our northern climate.  We were fortunate to have an excellent rooster (came from a shipped hatching egg) from Greendale Heritage Farm in BC.  He has added excellent type and colour to our birds.  This past year we also added new blood from the Paul Homer who breeds champion show birds in Ontario.

We sell hatching eggs for $50/dozen starting in February/March and continuing through the season.

Black Copper Marans

The Marans have become very popular in the past few years due to their dark chocolate brown eggs.  We find that they are a good solid bird for us in this setting and are pleased with the conformation that we are getting from our breeding program.  We were able to use roosters from Greendale Heritage Farm as well as Bulbs of Fire (from Ontario) which has considerably darkened the eggs from the local NS birds that started our flock.

Our most recent cocks and hens are a heavier bird as we work back toward a more true dual purpose bird.  For the first time this past year we have eaten many of the excess cockerels with excellent results.  Marans are very much known as a gourmet bird with excellent flavour to the meat.

We sell hatching eggs for $50/dozen starting in February/March and continuing through the season.


All of our hens are 100% free range (summer and winter) and fed 100% organic grain as needed.


 

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