20+ Bresse Chicks
(comes with free suprise seeds)
This auction is for 20+ Bresse chicks from Spring Creek Heritage Farms. We specialize in poultry, seeds, as well as numerous old varieties of fruit trees. The auction winner will also receive free surprise seeds to be shipped with the chicks.
We are focused on the breeds that we raise. The Bresse chicks come from breeding stock that has been selected from large preservation flocks of birds. Our goal is to provide our customers with chicks that are from the best. We maintain a large genepool to slow inbreeding depression. Here is an opportunity to raise a pastoral rare breed of chicken that will thrive and be an asset to your farm and pocketbook. If you are looking to establish a breeding flock you must get a minimum of at least 20 birds. We want you to be successful. (Its known that small batches of chicks should only be used to test to see if it’s a fit for your farm, multiplying flocks from a few birds minimally helps preserve the breed.) From these 20 birds you can hatch 200+ overwinter and select the characteristics you like in the spring 2021. It allows you to select from those who lay early and often (in the correct season), color of egg, shanks, growth, conformation, and demeanor.
The Bresse has been established through 500 years of French tradition. Our birds are originally imported from Europe and from Canadian lines. Our farm imported the Canadian lines from British Columbia. Our recent import from Canada adds hardiness and vigor to the breed. The birds you will receive are a combination of American, European, and Canadian lines. We find Bresse to be a wonderful choice for homesteaders seeking the value of food independence. Truly a dual purpose chicken.
This auction is subject to our terms and conditions found on our website. Shipping and handling cost is $40.00. Shipping is only available within the Continental USA.
We practice biosecurity to provide our customers with healthy and happy birds. We do not have visitors to the farm. Unfortunately, shoes and vehicle tires are a pathway for contamination. We have worked extremely hard and value our flocks as part of our extended family. We raise hundreds of birds on pasture per year and select breeders from those flocks. Our grandparent breeders are housed under cover to provide a bio secure setting to ensure that the health and genetics are not lost. They are situated in a spacious barn with multiple wood paneled stalls that have been retrofitted for natural light and fresh air. Our farm is tested bi-annually with the National Poultry Improvement Program.
Please pay at auction end so we can ship right away. You can send us a message if you have have any questions.