White Leghorns are ideal for the production of large, high quality, white eggs. They are bred to lay large white eggs with high interior and shell quality. These pullets are early maturing and are noted for their lack of broodiness. They are bred for their disease resistance, for their economy in feed consumption, and are noted for their adaptability to most conditions. We highly recommend our White Leghorns for any size of flock.

Growing your own layers??  We strongly recommend you have your layer chicks vaccinated against Mareks Disease.




Our Ready-To-Lays are grown from day old chicks in controlled, sanitary conditions with a complete vaccination program and with their beaks trimmed.

Most of our birds are grown on the floor, some are grown in cages.  Please write or phone for bookings.

Alberta residence are allowed up to 300 laying hens without owning laying quota.


Should you wish to order, get your name on our waiting list. We will contact you when there are birds available. No obligation .

Payment is due when your pick up date and time are confirmed .

Remember chickens are living things and if you cannot pick up please call so that someone else can be contacted ahead of time!!

It is unkind to keep these birds in crates for unnecessary long periods of time.!!!

We work hard to make the transition as easy as possible both for the birds and the customers.


Crates available with deposit of $90.00 per crate.

Crates must be returned completely clean or pay $5 per crate



Orders of 100 or More



Brown Layers




White Layers




We Can Only Supply White Leghorns and Sex-Sal-Link Browns as Ready-To-Lays.

Not available at all agents!  No mail orders!!  Please Order Well In Advance To Ensure Availability!! 

 Birds available several times a year Prices Subject To Change Without Notice.



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We will have available our Breeder hens in July including Barred Rock, Columbian Rock, Rhode Island Red Rhode Island White.

All the Heritage breeding hens. Call for details. These breeder hens will have been laying for 5 months. Order early!! Limited Supply!! Great prices superb birds

(Breeding hens are frequently short of feathers from breeding-these will soon grow back once away from the roosters)

To get the best performance from your Layers try the following:


1.   Read and follow the guidelines on starting your chicks.

2. Grow your chicks from 3 - 19 weeks on 8 - 10 hours light. This may not be possible with windowed coops during summer.


3. Grow chicks in dim lighting, if possible, (just able to read a newspaper 8" away) to prevent picking.

4.   Feed your birds a well-balanced diet, refer to directions on making your own feed.   Use feed medicated with amprolium for the first 13 - 15 weeks to avoid

coccidiosis   and to allow the birds to develop immunity. Or vaccinate against coccidiosis and feed unmedicated chick starter.

5.  Change to a layer ration at the first egg. If buying complete feed which is normally 17 percent protein, add 1/20th parts 40% Poultry Supplement to the ration until you have large eggs. Do not use medicated feed when birds are laying. For Hybrids we strongly recommend the use of 18% layer ration-this is because their tremendous rate of lay. If the hen receives inadequate feed their bodies will become depleted of nutrients and after a few months they may resort to eating their own eggs and/or picking at each other (cannabolism). If mixing your own feed be aware of maintaining the right nutrient balance for maximum prolonged production.


6.  When the hens are 19 weeks old start increasing the amount of light they are exposed to, by 1/2 hour per week, starting with a minimum daily light of 10 hours, until 16 hours of daily light is reached. Growing your birds on natural light will make this harder to do.


7.    Keep your hen house warm - 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit is preferable; 55F should be considered a minimum.


Allow approximately 2 square feet per hen; depending on the type of layer, ventilation and heating; 2 square feet is also recommended in order to keep your birds warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer.


If you choose to grow your birds on natural light throughout the summer months you may have trouble bringing them into lay in the fall. The days are naturally shortening !.

Take your birds back to 12 hours of light for 2-3 weeks and then start increasing again as suggested above.



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