Hatching your own eggs is an amazing experience that will leave you in awe of our amazing Creator. To watch life grow and come from an egg that would otherwise be eaten for breakfast is just remarkable. It is also not nearly as complicated as the internet makes it seem. Our fertility rate is almost 100%, and while we cannot guarantee successful hatches, due to so many variables with the process, we are available to help you and guide you through, answering your questions as you go. We can also recommend an incubator we love and help you get set up for your coming chicks. If you want to hatch your own eggs, we offer several options.
Would you love to collect a rainbow of eggs every day, starting right away? One of our favorite things to do at Wild Child Farms is inspire others to release their inner wild child by helping them choose a flock of backyard chickens. What we have found is many people would love to have a small backyard flock but don’t really want to raise them from chicks. Instead, they would like to know what they are getting and what the egg basket will look like, before they ever decide on the commitment of chicken keeping. With so many requests for this option, we have decided to add the “Wild Child Curated Flock” to our offerings.
What Does a Wild Child Curated Flock Include?
For your Curated Flock, you will start with a phone consult with Kellye to determine the best breeds, set up, and size of the flock to best meet your goals. This super informative phone call will take place as soon as chicks begin hatching, in late winter. In this call, You can expect to learn some of Kellye’s favorite breeds for egg color and temperament, as well as some that you may not have thought of before that will make a beautiful flock for your backyard.
We will discuss roosters, the pros and cons of owning them, and whether or not they are something that you would like to have in your flock.
Once you have committed to your curated flock, Kellye will walk you through the entire chicken raising process, from food choice to roosting arrangements to egg collecting and optimum health, so that your family can have the most enjoyable chicken raising experience.
Finally, if you need help choosing a coop or designing one to be built, we can help with that too by scheduling a design consultation with you in your backyard space. Already have a coop? We can set you up with an appropriate number of chickens for the coop you already have.
The Wild Child Curated Flock is a great option for a family who would like to enjoy a beautiful egg basket from the time they bring their chickens home and the docile temperament that comes from the constant attention, handling, and love that all of the chickens at Wild Child Farms receive.
We would love to work with you to curate an ideal flock for you. Packages start at $250.00 and flocks will be available in Summer 2022.
Looking for a small flock of hens? In our most basic flock, you will receive 4 adult hens to begin your chicken keeping fun, plus everything listed above. These four hens will be a combination of French Marans (Blue, Black or Splash), Ameraucanas (Blue, Black, or Splash), and Olive Eggers (1st-3rd generation). Your egg basket will be rich and beautiful every day this these ladies in your flock!
Want to add a rooster? Great choice! In this flock, you will receive 6 adult hens and a very gentle and mild tempered, but protective rooster. Your flock will be made up of a combination of French Marans (Blue, Black or Splash), Ameraucanas (Blue, Black, or Splash), and Olive Eggers (1st-3rd generation). Your flock could also include other breeds, at Kellye’s discretion, that will work well both for your flock and for your egg basket. The goal is for your basket to be rich and beautiful and your flock to be well protected!
The true Wild Child Flock will give you plenty of eggs to enjoy and share. In this flock, you will receive 8 adult hens and a very gentle and mild tempered, but protective rooster. Your flock will be made up of a combination of French Marans (Blue, Black or Splash), Ameraucanas (Blue, Black, or Splash), and Olive Eggers (1st-3rd generation) to give you a beautiful flock that lays beautiful eggs. Your flock could also include other breeds, at Kellye’s discretion, that will work well both for your flock and for your egg basket. This flock is a great size for egg production and beauty, and will represent Wild Child Farms in its beauty.
All Instant Flocks Include:
Phone consult with Kellye to help you prepare for your new flock ($49 value)
“Backyard Chicken Keeping For Beginners” online course ($29 value)
If you need help bringing your wild child backyard dreams into reality, I would love to help. In your design consultation we will discuss the best location for coop placement, how much space your new flock will need, and consider future plans like adding more chickens, a garden, or fruit orchard when determining your coop size, additional free range space for your flock, and where your coop should be placed in your yard.
This design consultation will serve as a great starting point for you as you begin to prepare to bring your new flock home, and it includes a follow up email detailing what we discussed with suggestions of how to move forward.
What others are saying about our Instant Flock Experience
In October of 2019, we welcomed a beautiful flock from our dear friends at Wild Child Farms, and we have been extremely blessed in return! At first we were hesitant on letting a rooster on the homestead with small children, but his temperament has been amazing and so gentle. Between watching him look after his six ladies and hearing his joyous crow every morning, we are so thankful for him. Our beautiful and healthy hens are sharing their delicious eggs that my kids look forward to every morning, and we even incubated a batch and had a very successful hatch rate, so we have a precious new little generation to start off the New Year with! Thank you Kellye and Wild Child Farms for this experience! My family and I are forever grateful!
Keli Cress and family
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