We may or may not have on-farm pick-up this spring. Wendy is considered High Risk for Covid-19 illness with her heart condition. Social distancing is important! We can meet you nearby in the outdoors with a good selection of whatever breed chicks you are interested in, to choose from.
SPRING 2021 MENU!
CHICKS ONLY-Straight Run except Bielefelders
Tolbunt/Barred Polish $15
Colorful Polish $12
Ayam Cemani $30
Easter Egger/Olive Egger $6
Buff/Lemon and Buff/Lemon Cuckoo Orpington $6
Bantam Cochin frizzled and smooth, including lemon blue and calico $6-10
Bielefelder females $20, males $5
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte $10
White Bresse $7
Turkey Poults (various shades of Muted Calico, Blue Slate and Palms (Royal, Pencilled, Blue and Red) $10-$12
Hatching eggs available occasionally- contact us for info!
We DO NOT HAVE adult chickens or peacocks for sale, except for a few chicken roosters. We DO have some turkey toms for sale this spring! Turkey poults will start hatching mid April. Peafowl juveniles may be for sale this fall. We will not be selling newly hatched peafowl chicks this year.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT KEEP A WAITING LIST OR HOLD CHICKS ON ANY BREED OR SPECIES. WE DO NOT TAKE ADVANCE PAYMENT. Check the Golden Gaits Farm facebook page for frequest updates on availablity of different breeds.
We enjoy raising a variety of exotic chickens, Heritage turkeys, ducks, and Peafowl. We rarely have adults in any of these breeds for sale, but we hatch eggs and sell chicks/poults in season. Our facebook page is the best source to see what we have available. Older chicks are priced differently according to age, breed and sex. Occasionally we offer hatching eggs for sale, when our incubators are full! All chicks are sold straight run unless otherwise specified.
This gentle, broody, soft and sweet bantam breed is popular! We have a mixed color flock this year that contains black, white, buff, buff partridge, blue, blue partridge, red, and black/white cuckoo. Some of these are barred/cuckoo. Silkies are very difficult to sex until they are several months old. $9 per young unsexed chick,
The 'top hat' breed that makes everyone smile! Polish are excellent layers of medium sized white eggs.The adult males have spiky crests and the hens have rounded flower-like crests. Our Polish are in mixed color pens of smooth and frizzled. We have TOLBUNT!!! Also white crested black, white crested blue, buff laced, splash, blue, black, barred, crele, white, brown, and lemon blue. Newly hatched unsexed chicks are $12-$15 each
A delightful bantam breed that is gentle, perky and broody.They have fantastic feathered legs, and round bodies. We have mixed colored pens that contain lemon blue (rare!), calico, blue, splash, buff, birchen, black, brown/black and white. This breed is easier to sex early on (by 4-6 weeks of age, usually). We have frizzled and smooth Bantam Cochins. $6-$10 each unsexed chick
Known as the World's Best Tasting Chicken, this breed has a gene that causes the meat to 'marble' similar to steak. We have found the meat to be delicate and intensely chicken flavored (not gamey). Google Bresse for more info! These are hardy, gentle birds, good layers of large white eggs. $7 each unsexed. Our Bresse chicks usually start hatching mid April.
BUFF AND BUFF CUCKOO
A well-loved, big round breed in buff, lemon, and buff and lemon cuckoo colors. Great layers of large light brown eggs. Chicks are $6 each.
AMERACAUNA/EASTER EGGER/OLIVE EGGER
Our 'egg laying pen' has mixed color Ameracauna, Marans, White Leghorn, Welsummer, Wyandotte, Cream Legbar Cross hens in with pure Ameracauna roosters. We get gorgeous eggs in shades of green, aqua, olive, pink and blue out of the chicks from this pen! $6 each unsexed chick. We can not guarantee what color eggs your chicks will lay (if they are hens).
Known as the 'German Uber Chicken', this breed is new to the US and is bound to become very popular. These birds are very large but gentle and hardy. Hens lay large medium brown/peachy eggs and the chicks can be sexed at birth based on their markings! Adults are a gorgeous red cuckoo/crele color. $20 each for female chicks, $5 for male chicks.
BLUE LACED RED WYANDOTTE
We have blue, splash and dark colors in this lovely breed. These are nice birds, and good layers of medium brown eggs. Chicks are $10 each, unsexed.
These stunning all-black birds are relatively new to our country. They are melanistic, meaning they are black inside and out. They lay small cream colored eggs (despite the rumor their eggs are black!) and are hardy, gorgeous gamey birds! Not too long ago, you could buy 1 Ayam Cemani hacthing eggs on ebay for $165! Our chicks are $30 each.
In our experience, Heritage turkeys are the same breed in different colors. We have not seen a difference in disposition, size, fertility, color/size of eggs or taste of meat in our birds. We get lots of questions about raising turkeys. Our two main tips are that turkeys need more protein than chickens, and they need to be dewormed with a good broad spectrum dewormer like fenbendazole ('Safeguard' or 'Panacur') every few months. This helps keep Blackhead from affecting them.
Turkeys have wonderful curious personalities! We love to mix up our turkey colors. We are proud that we have some colors that you just can't buy anywhere else!
Our turkey poults are priced starting at $10 each.
< ROYAL PALM- A stunning white bird with black lacing.We will have Royal Palm, Pencilled Palm, Blue Palm and Red Palm poults this year. They all come from the same breeding pen, and chicks are white at birth, so we can not differentiate the patterns/colors when poults are young!
CALICO > Muted sweetgrass color of buff, blue, brown and lavender. Our flock will produce calico, red slate, blue slate and sweetgrass. You will have a difficult time buying calico turkeys anywhere else!
BLUE SLATE > Various shades of blue and lavender. Our flock will produce blue slate, black, red slate and blue palm.
We sell USDA inspected processed Heritage turkeys before Thanksgiving, when we have 'leftover' birds in the fall. We can not guarantee that we will have processed birds every year, but we can put you on a waiting list and notify you several weeks before Thanksgiving! They usually sell for $5 or $6 per pound
Peacocks are proof that there is a God and He wants us to be happy! There are few things as beautiful as a peacock in the sunshine! There is usually a free range peafowl or two on the farm. We have three pea-pens this year that include India Blue, Purple, Black Shoulder IB, Bronze, Cameo, Spalding Black Shoulder, Silver Pied and Oaten. Peas usually lay eggs May through July, so we expect our first peachicks to hatch late June every year. In 2021 we are holding on to our peachicks as potential future breeders. We will release the extras for sale when they are a few months old and sex and color is apparent. We will not have peafowl for sale until then. We do not take prepayments or a waiting list.
Our ducks free range and mingle around our 6 acre pond. We have Muscovy in blue, black, brown, silver and pied . This year we will also have some mixed breed ducklings hatching. All of our ducklings are $9 each and are sold straight run starting at 1 day of age. We usually have ducklings hatching from March through July or later.