Chickens

 

What is our minimum for purchase? Chickens build family units with the other birds they grow up with. They form a bond that continues even if they are moved to a new home or another coop. If two birds that have grown up together are added to a new flock they will stay close together and will be much happier. They usually live peacefully with the flock but will always prefer to interact with each other. If one chicken is added to a new flock she will always be an outsider. Because of this we recommend adding two birds from the same family unit if possible. However if you only need one pullet you can purchase just one.

Introducing new birds to an existing flock. The best way to introduce new birds it to add them to the coop after dark. Tuck them in to the area where everyone sleeps. They do not need to be put up on the roosting bar. 70% of the time they wake up and think they have been living together for a long time. It is important to check in first thing in the morning in case you find your flock is in the 30% that doesn’t automatically integrate. If there is going to be a problem this is usually when it happens. If there is trouble brewing this is the time to give them lots of treats, such as our scratch, to keep them focused on food instead of picking on each other. Only separate them if the birds are drawing blood or someone is pinned down in a corner.

New birds in a new coop. When you bring home your first group of chickens you will need to train them. How do they know where they are supposed to sleep? You will need to force them into the sleeping area of your coop at dusk and shut them in. You will only have to do this a couple of nights and after they will go in willingly by themselves. If they do not get up on the roosting bar pick up one of them and hold it so it can wrap its toes around the bar. Do this a few times and they will get the idea.

You can also train them to come when you call. Take some of our Non-GMO scratch and sprinkle it on the ground while saying a command word, such as: “Chick, Chick, Chick” Every time you offer them some scratch you should say the command word. In just a few days they will come running to your command word. You can also use meal worms but that is a much more expensive treat.

Please note:

  • We do not ship or deliver anything. All sales are at our farm.
  • We do not sell chicks or hatching eggs.
  • Due to State regulations, we do not sell any animals to be transported out of state.


Ryan Harris
Ryan Harris
1714875488
“Repecca” has been a great addition to our back yard. She is the sweetest one of the bunch! Very friendly people
mathew lowe
mathew lowe
1708900389
Great knowledge of chicken food and products. They also have a variety of chicken for sale.
Kyle Tower
Kyle Tower
1706639312
Fantastic farm with great chicken feed. I’ve also bought a few pullets here and they have integrated well with my flock. The folks there will answer all your questions and... love share what they know.read more
Steph Stallard
Steph Stallard
1697106085
I have gotten my chicken feed here for years. Love the food better than any other I’ve tried!I’ve gotten birds of all kinds and have always been satisfied with the ones I... have gotten here.These are good honest people with great customer service!I don’t live nearby but I make the trip just to go to them.read more
don voigt
don voigt
1691787608
Great people/owners best feed ever they really know their chickens 🐔 must go of you need great service
Lori Cook
Lori Cook
1691521321
We have been getting our chicken feed from Dunreath for about a year now! The prices are reasonable and the feed is awesome! Our girls won't eat anything else!
Aaron
Aaron
1691185758
Went today and got 4 pullets and feed. I’ve been trying to find somewhere worth buying from since a fox recently got 10 of our birds and we need to rebuild our flock. The... girl working there was very nice! The birds are extremely healthy looking! I will be back for more birds at some point and will be getting my feed from here!read more
Aeriana Mann
Aeriana Mann
1688342440
We are new to chickens and Dunreath Farm is THE BEST!! We have been going to them for about six months now. They are always happy to answer our questions and very easy to... work with when we go pick up feed and scratch or pick up newbies to add to our flock. Their chickens are very healthy and friendly. They have a great selection and their email list won’t inundate you with spam! Highly recommend to the new backyard chicken owner to the experienced chicken farmer.read more
G Saunders
G Saunders
1688137221
This was the finest chicken getting experience possible. The owner answered all my questions on behavior, what to do with mean chickens, and how to get these beautiful... Wyandotte pullets integrated with our flock. They're set up for selling prize hens, feed, and other farm goods, are the best...read more
Helpful, friendly people, great feed,that my chickens love.
Jessica Sisson
Jessica Sisson
1677246451
Got my chickens yesterday from this farm, they are doing great I will be back for more and some rabbits when available. Thanks again for being so nice and helpful... 🙂💙read more
WolfInGreen
WolfInGreen
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my chickens quit laying eggs due to low quality feed from tractor supply and Purina, I found Dunreath online and compared the two feeds. It was like night and day on the... quality. You could see the difference just by looking at it. Low dust, like 5 times the ingredients. It even smells good, and it's fresh. With in a week my chickens have been laying again. Thanks 😊read more
Mike Martin
Mike Martin
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Very helpful. I learn something new everything I visit.
Lisa Waddell
Lisa Waddell
1664130066
9/22--This was my third time there and it is always a pleasure! Got 5 golden comets pullets. Next time maybe some rabbits? Or ducklings? Their chicken feed is excellent and a... great price!read more
Kim Amboy
Kim Amboy
1653001278
I've been using their layer feed for a year now. It is full of wonderful, healthy ingredients that my hens absolutely love. The difference in my birds is astounding compared... with how they do on the local farm store brand. Our eggs are visibly larger and the hens are happy and heavy. The people at Dunreath are friendly and helpful, and they run a very good business. They're stuck with me!read more
Wonderful people, beautiful birds ❤️
We’ve worked with Dunreath farms for many years now! They are kind, knowledgeable, and fun to visit. Our chickens have always been healthy and productive, and the food they... sell is great quality stuff. Definitely worth it!read more
Russell Holder
Russell Holder
1647907540
Nice people ready to help. Back up, load up and off you go.
Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
1642301563
Good service and friendly folks. Buy their feed regularly. Have brought gunieas and hens from them.
Tom Carroll
Tom Carroll
1637933179
The nicest people and finest quality birds and feed!!!
James Williams
James Williams
1632771354
Stopped by to pick up a couple chickens and feed. (1st time) Owner was very friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed the experience
2L Marketing
2L Marketing
1629125736
Best Feed around!If you want quality feed at a great price you found it right here at Dunreath.From birds to feed they have you covered with a smile. They are not just... suppliers I call them friends.read more
Mary Morefield
Mary Morefield
1616353216
This is the best place to buy your feed and your animals these people are amazing and their feed is the best for any chickens Ducks geese any of that.I recommend them to... anyoneread more
Briena Hunt
Briena Hunt
1615905823
My most favorite place to get my flock feed and enjoy great conversations. Love it!
C.Steiner
C.Steiner
1610676613
Love Dunreath Farm best place to get chicken feed. They are always a pleasure to deal with. Great prices too. I highly recommend you buy from them.
Tracy Stauffer
Tracy Stauffer
1605360525
We got our hens from Dunreath Farm last year and they have been amazing. They usually each lay an egg per day even keeping up as they have molted a little this Fall. They... are healthy and a joy to watch. They all have their own personalities. They are amazing with kids and allow you to pet them.read more
Kevin B
Kevin B
1599421070
Steve helped so much and found me exactly what I needed! Go here for all of your farm needs!
Ellen Dunsworth
Ellen Dunsworth
1592088015
Organic and natural bulk feeds. Great folks. Recommend highly! A+++
Bunky Bell
Bunky Bell
1590864473
Great place to buy feed from kind and friendly service. And very knowledgeable. I will always buy my feed here. There scratch is the best.
Art Hungerford
Art Hungerford
1590794882
Absolutely wonderful people. Prices are great too.
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