Spring is here, and so is the seasons first batch of Broiler chicks. They're currently being brooded indoors, until it warms up again next week, and they can move out to pasture. One chick didn't make the journey in the mail, but the others are all doing well, and growing fast. They should be ready to harvest the end of April.
The per pound Broiler and Roaster price for 2022 is $5/lb (orders under 6) or $4.50/lb (orders of 6 or more). Last year saw our feed, packaging, and chick costs rise substantially over 2020 due to inflation. If possible though, I will stick with current prices for the near future.
I also have eggs again! The hens are laying well now, so I appreciate everyone being patient while they took their winter break. I already have two broody hens sitting on eggs, so the home hatched chicks should start arriving soon. New additions to the egg laying flock this year are Blue Marans, and Brown Leghorns so I'll have more dark brown and white eggs in the mix.
Hatching eggs: for those wanting to hatch their own chicks this spring, I'll have Easter Egger, Lavender Orpington, and Mille Fleur d'Uccle eggs available to hatch the end of March.
We've all been enjoying the spring weather, but it looks like Winter is going to come raging back this weekend, we are expecting to get snow, and a sub 20F night.
March 12th also happens to be the anniversary of the blizzard of '93. Snow is pretty, but the birds and I would all rather not get a Blizzard this weekend. But we shall see.
Till next time, happy Spring!