ELK VALLEY FARM
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You will receive 10 Pita Pinta Asturiana day-old chicks, plus extras.
Ships via USPS EXPRESS MAIL ONLY
Our chicks ship the same day they hatch. This allows each chick 72 hours in transit to live off of their yolks without needing additional food or water to survive their trip. As a precaution, chicks are shipped with a 72 hour heat pack (when needed) and grogel (electrolyte solution in gel form) for hydration.
The Painted Hen
The name “Pita Pinta Asturiana” comes from the Asturian language, in which pita means hen and pinta means mottled or painted. This rare breed is the only bird native to the autonomous Austurias region of Northern Spain. It is one of the most well-preserved areas of the country, full of diverse landscape and rugged coasts. It should be no surprise that such an area, known for centuries for its agricultural proficiency, should be home to such a glorious bird. Sadly, only about 2,000 of them exist today. With that said, our primary focus is preservation! It’s a circle of sustainability that is driven largely by our efforts to keep the birds that we love for many more generations to come.
The Pita Pinta is a compact, medium sized bird, with females weighing out at 6 pounds and males at 9 pounds. Their earlobes are red, eyes orange and their skin is yellow. Many of our customers admire their black spots on their beak and legs, along with their gentle disposition making them a farm favorite. These are sizable, resilient birds that lay an abundance of cream-colored eggs.
The auction winner pays an additional $60 in shipping costs. NPIP and Avian Influenza Clean Flock OR-420
Please pay at the close of the auction.