How and where to buy your chickens

How to buy
Comment acheter des poules pondeuses?

IT IS PREFERABLE TO RESERVE YOUR HENS IN febuary BECAUSE THE DEMAND IS VERY HIGH AND THE HATCHERIES NEED TIME TO SERVE ITS DISTRIBUTORS.

Farm stores, coops and feed mills are listed in the LOCATE your coops, feed mills and veterinarians nearest you!

 

Poultry Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide for Backyard Poultry

Always keep your $ invoices for chicken purchases. Some cities may require a permit and/or proof of purchase of vaccinated chickens. ( Longueuil, Sherbrooke, Les Cèdres, Prévost, Blainville, Mascouche, Drummondville, etc.). ) If your hens come from a Coop, feed mill, farm store or hatchery, they will normally have been vaccinated. Always ask to be sure.

 

 https://www.poulesenville.com/fr/soin-des-poules/localisez-votre-magasin-de-grains-et-de-poules-pondeuses/

 

I always recommend a minimum of three (3) hens! The hens must establish a rank, a complex social structure and feel safe. Too many families have lost a hen during their first summers. It is cruel to let a hen live alone for too long. It is difficult to integrate new chickens in the summer due to the lack of availability. A quarantine has to be done.

 

Distributor of chicken feed and laying hens

 

HENCH WEIGHT CHICKENS (recommended by the MAPAQ)

 

The pullets are reared until the beginning of their laying period, which is 19-20 weeks. It is advisable to reserve your laying hens early in the year for the coming season.

 

https://www.quebec.ca/agriculture-environnement-et-ressources-naturelles/agriculture/agriculture-urbaine/elevage-poules-en-ville/#c32626

 

https://www.generationgrainsnatures.com/

Hybrid hatchery hens are the result of crossing two breeds, for example Rhodes Island or New Hampshire and other breeds. There are several species of hybrid hens. Brown, red, white, gray, Colombian, easter egger etc..

 

Hybrid hens 

Sexable at birth

Non broody

Eggs tested for Salmonella in the hatchery

Vaccinated in hatchery

Ready to lay around 20 weeks (5 months)

Temperament docile with humans

Cold resistant

Resistant to diseases

High egg-laying rate

Laying in winter

Explore little

Light to medium molt

 

                                              

 

 Breed hens

Non-sexable at birth

often broody

Not tested for salmonella

Almost never vaccinated (you have to ask)

Ready to lay eggs at 32 to 40 weeks depending on the breed (8-12 months).

Temperament varies according to breed. Some are fierce to humans

Not always resistant to cold (check according to breed)

Some more fragile breeds

Variable laying rate according to breed

Most do not lay eggs in winter

Some are very exploratory

More intense moulting

 

Sales of laying hens and other poultry, grains and accessories

Bourgeois de Mirabel Farm

 

http://www.fermebourgeois.com/

 

The Bourgeois farm offers 20 week old ISA (redheaded) laying hens, vaccinated. Place your orders in January to reserve your hens that will arrive on specific dates in the spring.  Price: between $12.50 and $15.00 per hen.

 

7161 RTE SIR WILFRID LAUREL

MIRABEL,Qc, J7N 1L6

 

Tel:450-258-2117

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