By placing an order for breeder's choice chicken(s), you open the door to endless possiblities of egg color, feather color, and breeds. The more you order the more fun and breed variety will join your flock.  If you desire a goregous flock, find it difficult to decide on what breeds are best, prefer us to pick out the chicks for you,  or need a same age buddy for lonely chick, our breeder choice option is the right fit.  

When adding  new members to a flock is highly recommended to add a minimum of (2) same age girls so that they have a buddy when entering an exsisting flock.

In addition to all our normal breeds that we offer on our website, you might get lucky and recieve an ultra rare breed(s)  not currently offered such as: Deathlayer, Altsteirer, Ayam Ketawa, Basque Hen, Barbezieux, Schijndelaar,  Red Game, Crevecoeur, Dampierre, Flarry Eye Grey, Frisian Gull, Gold  Lamona, Pavlovskaya , Hedemora, Cochin, Pita Pinta Asturiana, Rhodebar, Spitzhauben, Smaaland,  Vorwerk, and more!    We frequently sell out of our rare breeds before they reach outside age. Thus, more variety is available the younger the chicks ordered.

At checkout, families are welcome to add a general note about flock goal preference of  friendliness, egg color variety, high egg production, bantam, or no bantams.  We take flock goals into consideration and whenever possible accomadate.  There are no guarantees and final section is based on what breeds we have available at time of pick up.  Not all preferences can be honored.

If you are tempted to request a particular breed or ask which breeds you might get before ordering, this is not the right option for your family.  Once your order is fullfilled, we will notate the breed(s) we used to fulfill your order on your paper reciept at pick up.  

Breeder's Choice - When Age Matters more than Breed

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Sexing Selection
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  • Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are completely different than the industry standards.  Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds.  In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs only as vent sexing is not possible.  We offer multiple sexing options.  If you are not able to care for an accidental rooster our female coverage and DNA sexing options are a great value.

    We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle.  Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster ($50 savings) and issuing store credit in the amount of orginal purchased price.  While other breeds or families with strong emotional attachments  prefer to invest in DNA sexing.


    Male

    If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed. 


    Female Chick Coverage
    Our female sexing coverage is designed for families that live within city ordinances that do not allow roosters or families wanting a free home for any accidental rooster. To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must be healthy. If the family decides to return the healthy rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you decide if you would rather return the healthy boy(s) for credit or if you have fallen in love with the boy(s) and prefer to keep him/them without credit.


    Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% (bantam breeds such as Silkies), 90% (standard breeds) and as high as 97% (auto sexing breeds). To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on breed and how you can sex as they age, View: How to Sex Chickens

    Female sex covered chicks are eligible for our prorated life insurance.


    DNA Sexed Female Chicks
    For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. You will receive laboratory results certifying 99.9% accuracy. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.

    Our DNA sexed option is offered as "Next Available" or as a pre-order. Once enough chicks hatch and are available, we submit multiple chicks for testing for each DNA female chick ordered. The laboratory results can take 1-2 weeks after sample submission.

    Time flexibility of order fulfillment is needed for this option. Once your order is ready, we communicate via text (to the number provided at checkout) that your order is ready for pick up. DNA sexed chicks need to be picked up or delivery arranged within 7 days of text. We are not able to extend free boarding. If exceeding 7 days, the original order will be forfeited. We are able to provide a store credit to allow reordering minus a $65 DNA testing fee.

    DNA Sexed Female chicks are eligible for our prorated life insurance.

    Balance accuracy with financial investment
    The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.

 

Strasburg, CO 80136, USA

Text us at 303-359-9484

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