What came first the chick or the egg? At Big Hill Homestead it was the eggs! But guess what's coming on May 1st?!?!?
You guessed it... chicks!
I'm told that not only can you be a crazy cat lady, but the same goes for chickens. It's a slippery slope once you enter the world of chooks! The colourful breeds and eggs, the egg layers, the meat birds, the various sizes and feather dos, their nature and personalities... I could go on! Our flock is growing and we hope to help you grow your flock too!
We have two very friendly and devilishly handsome roosters. Rudy is our Spitzhauben (white with black speckles), he's my pride and joy in the hen house. Always a sweetie who enjoys people, especially if you have a bit of food scraps for him. I'm very excited to see what his offspring will look like!
Shorty is our second Polish Bantam rooster (Bantam is the size not the breed and they are smaller than the average chicken, hence his name.) Don't let his size fool you, he is our leader and ensures that no hen is left behind. He's the first one on top of the fence when a new presence is heard nearby and he's the second one behind any chicken who decides to wander outside the coop area. Quite the protector of his flock and very friendly to all as well.
Our hens are a mix but are all pure breeds. You can find Barnevelder, Bielefelder, Rhode Island Red and Silkie hens in our coop. They are all amazing daily egg layers (even throughout the winter!) and have a very gentle nature with a fun personality. Unless you are trying to collect their eggs while they are in a nest box (which I only do in the cold winter so the eggs don't freeze), then they will have words with you!
Our chickens are happy and healthy and we really love having them as a part of our homestead. It's been a tremendously entertaining adventure during a very monotonous pandemic.
If you'd like to have some of our chicks join your coop or create a new flock for yourself then please contact us!
$5/chick and they arrive April 30th give of take a day!