Vermont Farm Flock – Our Mixed Breeds Laying Flock

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mixed-breed-layersWorking as we are to preserve the Chanteclers, we found we did not have time to do justice to the other heritage breeds we love. We also found that we need an eating egg source that is not from the Chanteclers from April to October when we are busy hatching and selling fertile eggs.

Thus the beginning of our “Vermont Farm Flock”. We have mixed Dominiques, Speckled Sussex, Astralorps, Marans, Araucanas, Chanteclers. The picture shows a Dominique hen who nested in a rabbit hutch in late fall! She raised them as we were don brooding and dealing with chicks. They ended up going to our Niece in Massachusetts.

.com9We sell fresh eggs 3 seasons of the year using a self service system out by the road. The small refrigerator is kept on its lowest setting and exists because people have mistakenly come to believe eggs need refrigeration!  They do not. We keep ours in antique egg holders on the counter.  Think about it.. a hen lays a clutch of eggs, 12-16, before she sets.  That is 2-3 weeks of the eggs sitting in a nest through what ever weather nature gives us until the clutch is done.  Them the hen sets to hatch them.

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7 Responses to Vermont Farm Flock – Our Mixed Breeds Laying Flock

  1. Faith Dalton February 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi!
    How do I reserve/order Chantecler hatching eggs for this coming may? What is your minimum order? What is the shipping charges to zip code 99737?

  2. Jenny Webb February 26, 2014 at 2:13 am #

    I sent you a email as well James. I would like to order hatching eggs as well. I’m enjoying your website and lifestyle!

  3. Michelle Johnson December 13, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    I am interested in getting some icelandic eggs to hatch. Would you be able to help?

    Thank you!

  4. John Jorgensen April 26, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    Thank you for stating that you will have White Chantecler chicks in 2017. My chicken coop is a work in progress…….I have to make it squirrel and predator proof. This last year I fed both–the squirrels love chicken feed, and predators like chickens.

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