In the spring of 2009 the first chicks came to Fordell Farm. Just 6 chicks, but we loved it! Raising chickens has been another wonderful learning experience for us and we now have several breeds and have even added some roosters for breeding. Our chickens are loose housed, being shut in only at night and fully free range on the farm during the day.
We like to sell farm fresh eggs, and occasionally chicks, layers, and roosters. All sales are based on availability. Our breeds have included: Red Star, Golden Comet, Barred Rocks, Dominiques, Black Star, Buff Orpingtons, and Araucana. All of these breeds are great for small home flocks. Each breed has it’s own special characteristics and we are happy to share what we’ve learned about raising chickens.