JOIN US FOR OUR POULTRY SEMINARS

Join us for our annual Poultry Seminar! The seminar will be held at our Grafton store location and will be sponsored by Blue Seal Feeds and presented by Tiffany Briggs. It will begin at 6:00PM and is planned for 1 hour. There will be plenty of time for questions. Whether you are a first time backyard poultry grower, or have years of experience, this seminar is for you!

There is no cost to attend, but the size of the room is limited, so we ask for advance registration to ensure your spot.

Locations & Times*

*Note: All seminars are free but registration is requested.

PRE-ORDER YOUR CHICKS

Chicks are available for purchase from the following breeds. All are female. All will have been immunized for Coccidiosis and Marek’s disease. Therefore, they should not be fed medicated feed.

  • 1. Buff Orpington - $5.99 EA
  • 2. Barred Rock - $5.99 EA
  • 3. Light Brahma - $6.99 EA
  • 4. Rhode Island Red - $5.99 EA
  • 5. Silver Laced Wyandotte - $6.99 EA

All chicks must be purchased in lots of 6 or more (may be assorted breeds) per MA regulation.

Chicks may be ordered at any store, and must be accompanied by a full deposit. Minimum 6 chicks per state law. Order deadline is March 27. Chicks will arrive at our Grafton Koopman Lumber store and must be picked up either Thursday, April 11, or Friday, April 12. Residents of Grafton are required to secure a permit for more than 6 chicks. We will contact you when we receive notification from the hatchery, and we require full contact information from you.

For additional information on raising poultry and different breeds, visit McMurray Hatchery. You can also check out our blog post, "Raising Chicks in your Backyard".

 


*Note: Can be ordered at any store with full deposit. All are female. All will have been immunized for Coccidiosis and Marek’s disease. Therefore, they should not be fed medicated feed. Chicks must be picked up April 11-12 - we will contact you when we are notified by hatchery. Full contact information is required. Per MA State Law chicks must be ordered in batches of 6 (may be assorted breeds).

For additional information on raising poultry and different breeds, visit Hoover's Hatchery. You can also check out our blog post, "Raising Chicks in your Backyard".

BUFF ORPINGTON



These are large, stately birds of quiet disposition. Easy to dress for the table they are white skinned, plump, and juicy, a beautiful eating bird. Their heavy, full plumage make them excellent winter layers, shelling out brown eggs right through cold weather. They also make excellent setters and mothers

 

RHODE ISLAND RED



This is one of the most famous and all time popular breeds of truly American chickens. They were developed in Rhode Island at the beginning of the last century. They are a good dual purpose breed, suitable for meat and eggs. No other heavy breed lays more or better brown eggs. Mature birds are a variety of mahogany and red.

BARRED ROCK



These hardy, dual-purpose chickens are known as prolific brown egg layers, and the hens are not discouraged by cold weather. At maturity they are solid and plump with yellow skin, which makes them a beautiful, heavy roasting fowl.

SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE



Silver Laced Wyandottes are colorful, hardy, and hens are productive layers. Their broad-feathered, smooth fitting silver-white plumage is sharply marked with lustrous greenish black edging. Their close-fitting rose comb and good body size are valuable assets for colder weather and winter laying.

LIGHT BRAHMA



Light Brahmas are strikingly beautiful birds. Their plumage color and pattern, fully feathered shanks and toes along with their striking black and white plumage and gentle disposition makes this rare breed, a wonderful kid friendly addition to any back yard or flock.