Chicken Breeds We Raise

Here at Rosita Ranch, we raise multiple pullets of various breeds to ensure the highest quality as well as quantity to satisfy our customers. Certain breeds perform best as layers only, while others are multipurpose and can be used for meat as well. Not only do we sell our eggs, but we raise pullets until they are 6 weeks of age to help our consumers get their own coop started.

The breeds we raise are:

  • Americana
  • Barred Rock
  • Rhode Island Red
  • New Hampshire Red
  • Buff Orpington
  • Brahma
  • Silver Laced Wyandotte
  • Gold Laced Wyandotte
  • Black Sex Link
  • Golden Sex Link
  • Black Australorp
  • Auracona

We raise the chicks from a very young age until they meet the perfect age for the customer’s needs. Chicks are available beginning at 6 weeks of age, when they no longer require a heat lamp and are “feathered out” meaning they have obtained their full plumage. However, if you are raising your flock for layers or for meat, we can raise them until they are mature enough for production. This is typically between 4-6 months.

Purchasing chickens is easy, simply contact Jennifer to discuss which breeds fit your desires. Pricing for feathered out chicks is $6 each, and for laying/meat chicks they are $10 each. We typically keep an “emergency supply” of extra chicks available in case something happens to the chicks that are sold. We raise the chickens on a farm in the foothills, and there are a variety of disasters that can occur, from severe heat to a hungry fox. We do everything in our power to protect the chicks, and will replace any chicks that do not make it. However, we will not replace chicks once they have left the facility for a reasonable amount of time. We understand that things happen and do our best to work with customers. If you have a chick that doesn’t make it, please contact us to figure out the best solution.

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