|Rhode Island Whites
Lays large brown eggs
Chicks: $5 ea.
Blue * Black
Lays blue eggs
Chicks: $8 ea.
|* Chicks for sale * sold straight run only *
|Chicken Care Info
Green Egg Machine
Ameraucana / Rhode Island White Cross
Lays large green eggs
Chicks: $5 ea.
(Photos taken when they just turned 4 months old)
Blue x Black = 50% Blue - 50% Black
Blue x Splash = 50% Blue - 50% Splash
Splash x Splash = 100% Splash
Black x Black = 100% Black
Splash x Black = 100% Blue
|My Ameraucana chickens are quality, docile, non aggressive, broody
and great mothers. They are good layers and have only laid a blue
tint egg, never any other color, they are not Easter Egger's.
|My RIW chickens are quality, very docile, non aggressive, likes attention . They are prolific
layers of large brown eggs, the first year they produced several double yolkers.
|I crossed 2 pure breeds to produce a bird that is very docile, non aggressive, fast growing
and very hardy. The hens start laying at 20 weeks, they are bred to be prolific layers of
large green eggs and can produce several double yolk eggs the first year.
|Hybrid Chicken Info
When you cross two pure bred birds you produce a hybrid
They grow quicker, lay more eggs and lay early then a pure bred bird
Amber Star: RIW rooster x RIR hen
Golden Sex-link : RIR rooster x RIW hen
GEM (my cross): Blue Ameraucana rooster x RIW hen
These crosses should lay 300+ eggs a year
Lg. Brown Eggs
Lg. Brown Eggs
Lg. Green Eggs
Standard Chick feed: 18% to 20% chick starter first 6 to 12 weeks then 20% layer pellets.
Bantam Chick feed: 16% chick starter first 6 to 12 weeks old then small 16% layer pellets.
I use medicated chick starter only.
Only feed scratch grains when you don't care about getting eggs or for just a treat to throw
on the ground for them to scratch to find.
Treats: if there is no green grass - alfalfa pressed cubes, they look like small bales of hay
pressed into 2"x 3" cubes - soak in hot water until re hydrated - they love it.
Treats: Black oil sunflower seeds, scratch grains (milo, corn chops, wheat), fruits & veggies.
Open wounds: use CUT-HEAL, buy it at the feed store under horse meds. Put it on once a
day, others will not pick on it and it will heal fast with no flies.
Chickens love blood so if one gets hurt it is best to take it away from the others until it is
totally healed or they may kill it.
Winter Care: Make sure they are out of the wind and kept dry, if you have an open pen they
must have a good north & west wind block so they can stay out of the cold wet winds.
Lights will help them lay in the winter, just a regular house bulb will work, don't close their
coop up to tight because it is bad for their lungs, they still need fresh air.
Heat bulbs will work in larger coops but make sure they don't get to hot.
I would never put a heat bulb in a very small coop, you will cook them alive.
Summer Care: They must have shade, and have open air from the south so they can stay
cool at night too. If it is hot they will stand in the water to cool themselves, so aways make
sure when it is hot you have a pan of water about 3" deep for them to stand in.
Water misters work great, even if you hang it from a shade tree that they stay under during
the day, it will lower the temp several degrees.
Blue & Black