Want fresh eggs right from your own backyard? The Homestead at Ozark Natural Foods is excited to announce we have baby chicks for sale! Once again, we’re partnering with the Villines Family Farm and offering three heirloom breeds to choose from, including Easter Egg, Cinnamon Queen, and Buff Orpington. There is a six chick minimum purchase and at $3.99/chick, you can get your flock started on the cheap! You do not have to purchase six of the same breed, and we actually recommend getting a few different types to start a flock for a good collection of different eggs!
And don’t forget, The Homestead has everything you need to keep your chicks and hens happy and healthy throughout their entire lifetime, from organic feed and treats to chicken swings, supplements, and so much more!
Here are all of the chick breeds we’re offering this year, along with short descriptions of each:
Easter Eggers are a very popular variety of chicken, named for their colorful eggs. Easter Eggers typically have a beard and muffs, but their appearances can vary greatly, as they are not a true breed, and the only thing they have to have to be considered an Easter Egger is the “blue-egg” gene.
The Buff Orpington breed is the perfect way to add a splash of color to your flock. Golden orange feathers on a plump stately body with a soft fluffy appearance are a real eye catcher. In addition to the good looks, the Buff Orpington are good mothers and layers of brown eggs. The breed was developed in the late 1800s in Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom.
The Cinnamon Queen is one of the top sellers in the industry because of the number of eggs they lay and their demeanor. Cinnamon Queens are docile birds and extremely easy to work with. When baby chicks are hatched, the females are brownish-red and the males are white.