Chicks need a dry, draft-free home to thrive. They must have a heat lamp for at least the first several weeks of their lives. You'll also want to get good chick food and some grit. Grit is just tiny gravel that you sprinkle over their food. This will keep "pasty butt" at bay and trust me, you don't want to deal with pasty butt! Without grit in their food, their poop will stick to their back ends until they can no longer poop, which eventually causes death. If you do have a chick with a pasty butt, you can gently soak its backend in warm water for 15-20 seconds at a time and dab it off with a paper towel. Do not just pull it off, as this can severely injure the chick!
Brown Chinese Geese
We bought geese as a birthday gift for our poultry loving son. He was delighted and of course bonded with them immediately. We chose this breed of goose after a lot of research. We wanted something that would protect our chickens and other poultry, while being small enough to be managed by our kids, should they become aggressive. Well, Coledon and Heyna, our goose pair have become very protective and if you come visit, you will hear their warning honk loud and clear. They are doing exactly what we bought them for and we're thankful!
We are excited to offer goslings this year! Heyna began laying eggs before it was warm enough for her to nest, so we're using the incubator to finish the job. We are hoping she and Coledon will hatch some of their own babies this Spring.
If you're interested in reserving some Brown Chinese goslings for yourself, please contact us. For important info on raising goslings, please click here.
We raise silkies 100% for the cuteness factor. They are a unique little bird, with black skin, blue ear lobes, and feathery feet that feature five toes, rather than the normal four. There's nothing ordinary about these little fluffballs!
We have silkie chicks and fertilized eggs available every couple of weeks throughout the Spring. Contact us to check availability!