Q: I just bought chicks from you, but I don't know who is who.
A: Contact me.
Q: How do you sex your chicks?
A: Silkies are DNA sexed through IQBirdtesting and seramas are sexed by visual or behavioral features.
Q: One of the chicks I got from you passed away.
A: Please contact me ASAP!
Q: Do you sell your ID bands? I bought chicks elsewhere and would like to some to ID them.
A: No, but you can find the rubber bands here or the zipties here
Q: How long have you had chickens?
A: I started my first flock in June 2020. It was not an impulsive decision, but rather a goal we had planned for since 2018. I have had plenty of time to do my research and am still learning new things everyday.
Q: How many chickens do you have?
A: That number is for me to know and no one else, hah! I can tell you it's somewhere between 1-
Q: How many coops do you have?
A: I have 7 coops total, but don't use all of them. The number of occupied coops depend on the space I need. There will always be at least 4 coops in use.
Q: How do you manage all the coops and so many chickens?
A: I made my birds' living situations more efficient so I don't spend too much time refilling feeders/waterers.
Q: Do you eat your own eggs and chickens?
A: I rarely eat my own chickens. I will use eggs as I need them.
Q: Can I come look at the chicks?
A: None of my birds are allowed to be handled by strangers before the sale. I can show you what they look like in person, but you won't be allowed to hold them.
Q: How often do you lose chickens?
A: Quite often with 8.5 acres of woods and open areas. We have foxes, coyotes, bobcats, hawks, and skunks. It comes with free ranging birds.
Q: If you lose birds so often, why don't you lock them up?
A: Anyone who free ranges as often as I do know why. Our birds are visibly upset when they don't get to go "outside". Free ranging eliminates almost all behavioral problems too. Many people get issues with integrating new birds into their flock or birds bullying a single hen - we don't deal with that. I'm able to put chicks as young as 7-8 weeks old with 2 year old hens. The littles have plenty of room to run away when needed and the older hens are too busy foraging to care about the littles.