Heritage Poultry and Hatching Eggs

The main season is March-June.

Chicks and ducklings are occasionally available in the winter months. Please call to inquire.

Heritage Chicks hatched at Family Farm Bed and Breakfast
 

         At Family Farm Bed and Breakfast, we raise lovely heritage breeds of poultry, as well as some heritage crosses that can be sexed at hatch. Conservation of breeds is an important concept for us and allows us to keep our farm diversified.

         All of our poultry are pastured. When visiting the B&B, you'll have many opportunities to meet some of our feathered friends and collect their colourful eggs.

         Our fertile hatching eggs are available to be shipped across Canada via Canada Post at buyers expense (please contact us via the form to the right for more information).

We cannot ship out of the country.

We also incubate eggs for locals (jump to fee schedule).

 

We do not ship live chicks, ducklings, or goslings.  If you're interested in purchasing some of these poultry locally, please contact us via the form to the right.

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Olive Eggers

Olive Eggers

from $14

These are the offspring of blue egg and dark brown egg laying breeds, creating a bird who will grow up to lay olive eggs. Better yet, this generation is sexable at hatch, so we can offer guaranteed female chicks. Males kept as roosters will bring interesting colour to your next generation of chicks.

Females are black with a little crest on the head. Males are grey and black, with a barred pattern.


Price List:

2-10 day-old chicks  (pullets)........$15ea

                   (cockerels)...............$2 ea

11+ day-old chicks    (pullets).......$14ea

                   (cockerels)...............$1ea


One Dozen Hatching Eggs.............$45ea

Light Sussex

Light Sussex

from $9

These calm birds are dual purpose: they provide flavourful meat and are excellent layers of large brown eggs. They are excellent foragers, have great mothering capability, and are on the Livestock Conservancy's Priority List. Click here for more information on this breed.


Price List:

2-10 day-old chicks (straight run).....$9.50ea

11+ chicks.....................................$9ea


One Dozen Hatching Eggs................$42 ea

Cream Legbar

Cream Legbar

from $20

AKA Crested Cream Legbar. 

This rare auto-sexing breed is a great layer of large blue eggs! They are a medium sized bird with a crest, and the hen's comb flops to the side. They have yellow legs.

Click here for more information on this breed.

Males kept as roosters will bring interesting colour to your next generation of chicks.


Price List*:

2-10 day-old chicks  (pullets)...................$22 ea

                              (cockerels)...............$5 ea



One Dozen Hatching Eggs.......................$73 ea


*Currently only available in quantities of 10 or less chicks


"Buffex"

"Buffex"

from $13

Our name for the sex-linked cross of Buff Orpington and Light Sussex. These chicks are able to be sexed at hatch. The white cockerels dress nicely with flavourful meat; the golden brown hens have black tails and are excellent layers of large brown eggs. These birds are friendly, hardy, and adept foragers.


Price List:

2-10 day-old chicks  (pullets)........$14 ea

                   (cockerels)...............$1.50 ea

11+ day-old chicks    (pullets).......$13 ea

                   (cockerels)...............$0.50 ea


One Dozen Hatching Eggs.............$42ea

Chicks Mix

Chicks Mix

from $5

Available select times of the year.

If you are looking for a variety of interesting layers this is the mix for you. This fun mix might include chicks with any combination of crests, floppy combs, and chicks that come from blue, green, dark brown or cream eggs.  These cannot be sexed at hatch and are only available straight run.


Price List:

2-10 day-old chicks (straight run)....$6 ea

11+chicks.....................................$5 ea


One Dozen Hatching Eggs...............$29 ea


Indian Runner Duck

Indian Runner Duck

from $11

The Indian Runner duck is shaped like a wine-bottle with feet and a beak, standing/running near vertically. They are fast runners, are great at slug/bug patrol, will keep your pond relatively clear of weeds, and are prolific layers of blue eggs. Our breeders are Blue and Black, so ducklings can be blue, black, or splash. Due to their general excitability, care must be taken to socialize the birds from very young if they are intended to be kept as pets. Indian Runners tend to flock together, so can be easily trained to herd into a secure place at night. This rare breed is on the Livestock Conservancy's Priority List.

Click here for more information on this breed.


Price List:

2-10 unsexed ducklings .....................................................$13 ea

             female ducklings.....................................................$17 ea

                 male ducklings.....................................................$8 ea


11+ ducklings (unsexed)....................................................$11 ea

 

Hatching Eggs* (one dozen)..................$60

                       (per egg)....................$5.50


 

*Assorted colors (blue, black, and splash) only.

Welsh Harlequin Ducks

Welsh Harlequin Ducks

from $19

These rare ducks are on The Livestock Conservancy's Priority List. Sweet-natured and excellent foragers. They are great layers of white eggs and their meat is lean and dark. Drakelings and ducklings can be sexed at hatch using bill colour, though it is a subtle difference, so needs a keen eye.

Click here for more information on this breed.

 

Price List:

2-10 unsexed ducklings ....................................................$15 ea

             female ducklings.....................................................$19 ea

                 male ducklings.....................................................$11 ea

11+ducklings (unsexed).....................................................$13.50 ea



Hatching Eggs* (one dozen)...................$65

                         (per egg).....................$6

 

*limited quantity

Waddle Surprise

Waddle Surprise

from $10

Assorted ducklings available only in the early spring, some purebred. Also consider Chicks Mix.  However, we suggest raising them separately for the first while, as ducklings like to play with water and can soak chicks.


Price List:

2-10 unsexed ducklings ......................................................$11

             female ducklings.......................................................$15

                 male ducklings.......................................................$7

11+ unsexed ducklings.......................................................$10



Hatching Eggs* (one dozen)................................................$50

                         (per egg)..................................................$4.50

*limited quantity

 

Incubation Services (Local Only)

We offer hatching services. Chicks must be picked up at day old (unless otherwise arranged with us)**.
The following are the fees to incubate various types of poultry, whether you bring your own fertile eggs, or purchase some of ours:

Chicken (standard breeds)

One dozen.....................$20

half dozen......................$12

per egg..........................$3

3+ dozen........................$17/dozen

Quail
Waterfowl/turkey/exotic/bantam

One dozen.....................$25

half dozen......................$14

per egg..........................$3.50

3+ dozen........................$21/dozen

One dozen.....................$10

half dozen......................$6

per egg..........................$1.50

3+ dozen........................$9/dozen

**We will let you know when we estimate your chicks will hatch, and email you again the day of hatch.  If not picked up by two days, unless pre-arranged, a surcharge of $0.50 will be applied per chick per each additional day until 7 days old, (after which the chicks will be available to be sold to others).