Chickens

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We focus mainly on silver laced wyandottes and silkies, at The Spry Farm. We did a lot of research before getting any of our chickens and chose winter-hearty breeds that were decent layers (or are just plain cute, in the silkies' case). Below is a little about our birds...

Note: Please don't decide to get chickens (or any animal) on a whim. Do your research and be really honest with yourself about how you will care for your birds financially and otherwise before getting any.


Silkies

Silkies were on Leanne’s “chicken wish list” after seeing them in Youtube videos, while researching chickens; they do not disappoint! Silkies are AWESOME little chickens and we’ll always have some around. We bought our first four silkies, as day-old chicks, from Snoetic Farm in Roblin, MB. We just so happened to end up with three hens and one rooster. We successfully hatched out one batch of our own chicks in 2016 and have also ordered day-old chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery. Silkies lay a smaller size, tan-coloured egg, about every second day... when they aren't molting or broody!



Silver Laced Wyandottes

Silver laced wyandottes were also on Leanne’s “chicken wish list” after seeing them in Youtube videos. They are a really beautiful looking chicken and are a friendly, curious, and laid back breed that we will definitely continue to keep in the future. We bought our silver laced wyandottes, as day-old chicks, from Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster, IA. Wyandottes lay large brown eggs nearly every day, when not molting. They also slow down egg production throughout the winter (we do not keep them under lights and do not heat their coop) and we go along with nature's way of giving them a break.

 

 

 

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