Hoovershatchery Photos & Videos

2 days ago

They are ordered!!! ▪ I can't wait to welcome our first set of 100 birds to the farm in April! This year we are raising male Rudd Rangers. They will likely finish to about 11lb live weight. I am hoping for a larger bird this year (even though last year's birds were a great size, too). Swipe right to see how beautiful he with turn out to be! ▪ We choose to raise dual purpose birds, like this Rudd Ranger, as a more healthy option for chicken meat. These birds have an equal breast to leg ratio. Your typical commercial bird (or meat bird) is the Cornish Cross (or a variation of that). They have an extensively large breast that inhibits them from roosting, mating, or running. At times, their meat can be a green color due to muscle atrophy. My philosophy is that we are raising chickens that your grandmother would have raised for the table, something more sustainable and natural. Our chickens are always antibiotic and hormone free. They are raised in an approximately 25,000 sqft pasture where they are free to roam and scavenger for bugs, grit, and seeds. We do allow them free choice grain, as well. ▪ We will be offering the same options as last year. We will also be having the "Poultry: From Purchase to Process" class again. This class date is TBD, but hoping for either the weekend of June 29 or July 6. You don't want to miss this! ▪ At this time, we are not currently accepting payment for birds. Keep checking back for an update closer to processing time (maybe a few weeks before). We ask for you to purchase birds live, prior to processing, as required by Kentucky law. Send me a message if you have further questions! ▪ ▪ #LittleEnaFarm #WinnerWinnerChickenDinner #RaiseYourOwn #RuddRanger #IHaveAChickenAddiction #PoultryFromPurchaseToProcess #PastureRaised #Appalachia #FamilyDinner #HooversHatchery

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2 days ago

I’m just as excited, now to start laying! 😉 . . This year I wanted something different than what Orscheln’s had to offer. Mail order chicks are in and I’m so excited for a new variety to add to my lady hens & a mix of egg shades!———————- #chickdays #springchicks #ranchkids #hoovershatchery

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2 days ago

The minis (chicks) finally got to put feet on the ground outside for the first time ever the other day (back in brooder, currently taking a power nap as I type this) there are 8 of them (1 ameraucana, 3 Easter Eggers, 1 leghorn, 3 light Brahma) I was worried at first that they would immediately scatter even though I had them in an enclosed area😅 • Thankfully they didn’t! However I did notice that the babies caught the attention of my full grown cream legbar named Matilda, (she adopted two 3 month old Mille Fluer d’uccle minis I have) Matilda was showing the same exact behavior as when she was trying to adopt (calling out, spreading her wing and trying to get the babies to materialize through the fence to crawl under her) so I’m pretty sure it’s a safe bet Matilda will have 8 more babies to love and care for by mid April! • So far only 2 of our 8 are named. Aurora (leghorn) and Robyn (Easter egger) I’ll be sad to miss the sound of peeping from the brooder but the red light won’t keep me up at night anymore😂 • Hope all is well in your world! • • Spring is HERE! • • • • #michigan #mypetchicken #bird #birds #cute #feathers #naturephotography #purinafeedgreatness #flockstrong #coopcrate #foodiegram #metrodetroit #photos #purinafeed #hoovershatchery #photography #chicks #f4f #purinapoultry #chick #babychicken #natureshots #iamcountryside #grubblieshappyhour #orpington #naturephoto #model #chicken #models #follow @purinafeedgreatness @tractorsupply @hoovershatchery @mcmurray_hatchery @backyardpoultrymag @mypetchickenofficial @iamcountryside

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3 days ago

The prettiest chicken eyes I believe I have ever seen! . One of my “teenage” Sapphire Gems from @hoovershatchery .

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4 days ago

We have a new addition! Drum roll please! 🥁 This is Goose Jenner, our new African goose! It was appropriately named after Bruce Jenner because we don't know if it's a boy or a girl. 😂😂😂 This gosling will grow up into a large, amazing flock protector! Gone are the days of worrying about our flock being eaten by hawks! I can't wait! . . . . . #goose #gosling #africangoose #hoovershatchery #poultry #backyardfarm #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #goosejenner #brucejenner #caitlynjenner #domesticgoose #gooseegg #gooseeggs #permaculture #flock #homestead #homesteadlife #smallfarm #waterfowl #geeseofinstagram #geese #gooseofinstagram #goslingsofinstagram

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6 days ago

This little one is Carnation! She was labeled as an 'Americana', but let's be honest: she's just an Easter Egger! She's the smallest of all the new girls and has the cutest fat little cheeks! 😍 I can't wait to see her beard when she grows up! . . . . . #chicken #chicks #chicksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #easteregger #backyardpoultrymag #farmher #chickenenvy #eastereggers #chickdays #poultry #poultryfarm #eggs #hoovershatchery #fresheggsdaily #backyardchickens #growyourfood #permaculture #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #homesteadlife #farm #farming #hobbyfarm #fresheggs #farmlife #selfsustainable #farmtotable #americanachicken

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9 days ago

Chrysanthemum, our Gold Laced Wyandotte chick, looks like she got ran through a wood chipper. 😂 Pretty much all of the new girls look like a hot mess, but she's on a whole different level! 🐔 . . . . . #chicken #chicks #chicksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #goldlacedwyandotte #backyardpoultrymag #farmher #wyandotte #wyandottes #chickdays #poultry #poultryfarm #eggs #hoovershatchery #fresheggsdaily #backyardchickens #growyourfood #permaculture #eatwhatyougrow #growwhatyoueat #homesteadlife #farm #farming #hobbyfarm #fresheggs #farmlife #selfsustainable #farmtotable

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9 days ago

#Repost @nikki_fair_ (@get_repost) ・・・ New Baby Chicks🐣🐣🐣 We have had so much fun with these little chick-chicks already. We have19 little bundles of peeps.🐤 They will lays us some of the prettiest brown, olive, and dark brown eggs. Not to mention they will be some of the prettiest chickens ever.💕 Thank you @hoovershatchery for these wonderful chicks and the extra one that y'all tucked in there❣ #weneedmorechickenfeed #isabrown #midnightmajesty #blulacedwyandotte #lavenderorpington #sapphireoliveegger #goldlacedpolish #chicks #chickchick #chickens #eggs #egglayers #colorfuleggs #chickenfarm #chickenfarming #fresheggs #hoovershatchery #awe #iamyourfarmer #wegrowtheworld #cypresscreekfarmal #alabamafarmer #alabamafarming

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9 days ago

New Baby Chicks🐣🐣🐣 We have had so much fun with these little chick-chicks already. We have19 little bundles of peeps.🐤 They will lays us some of the prettiest brown, olive, and dark brown eggs. Not to mention they will be some of the prettiest chickens ever.💕 Thank you @hoovershatchery for these wonderful chicks and the extra one that y'all tucked in there❣ @burchsa72 did you see my chickie-chicks while they were at the PO?😊 #weneedmorechickenfeed #isabrown #midnightmajesty #blulacedwyandotte #lavenderorpington #sapphireoliveegger #goldlacedpolish #chicks #chickchick #chickens #eggs #egglayers #colorfuleggs #chickenfarm #chickenfarming #fresheggs #hoovershatchery #awe #iamyourfarmer #wegrowtheworld #cypresscreekfarmal #alabamafarmer #alabamafarming

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14 days ago

Looked outside and didn’t know where any of the birds were... apparently they found their old coop and decided to get in a little dust bath. Little do they know they will have some baby sisters living here in the next few weeks 🐥 🐓 ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #sillychickens #dustbath #backyardchickens #chickenfarmher #farmHER #wannabefarmer #chicken #chickens #rooster #roosters #chickscomingsoon #chickdays #hoovershatchery #comingsoon #lovemyflock #peepers #peeppeep #flock #crazychickenlady #givemeallthechickens #morechickensplease

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14 days ago

It would seem the combination of treatment and medicated starter feed is working well, because everyone seems healthy and happy so far! 😁 I'm nervous to do it after losing two the other night, but I'm going to introduce the little ladies one by one on here as the next week goes by. This is Snapdragon! She is a Prairie Bluebell Egger, which is a cross between an Araucana and a White Leghorn that produces a large quantity of blue eggs! She is a new hybrid from Hoover's Hatchery, and they come in a variety of colors, so I'm really excited to see what she looks like as an adult. She's also absolutely WILD. She runs around as fast as she can at all times. The second time I picked her up to inspect her, she jumped off of my finger and back into the brooder (probably an 18 inch drop!) and I couldn't believe she didn't hurt herself! She's very feisty! . . . . . #chicks #chickdays #chicken #chickensofinstagram #chook #chooksofinstagram #araucana #araucanachicken #whiteleghorn #leghorn #prairiebluebellegger #chicksofinstagram #homestead #homesteadinglife #farmher #iamcountryside #hoovershatchery #dailychicken #dailychickpic

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15 days ago

Raise your hand if you are interested in pasture raised chicken this year! 🐔🍗🍽 ▪ We raise Red Ranger breed dual purpose chickens for a more natural consumption. They have an equal breast to leg ratio, making them a more healthy variety as compared to the more common, commercial Cornish Cross breed. More info on that later. ▪ Because of last years amazing success, this year we will be offering our birds 💥TWICE💥 We will have an early summer AS WELL AS an early fall harvest. ▪ It would be AWESOME if you could drop a comment below and let us know how many you plan on purchasing. Just an idea, no official numbers required. I was disappointed to have to turn away so many people, especially those who had purchased but wished they had bought more. So, let's plan ahead a little so I know how many to order in the next few weeks. First round babies will arrive the first of April for a June harvest and second round babies will arrive July for a September harvest. ▪ ▪ #LittleEnaFarm #PastureRaised #PoultryFromPurchaseToProcess #FarmLife #FarmToTable #FamilyDinner #FamilyIsEverything #RedRanger #RaiseYourOwn #HomeGrown #HooversHatchery #WinnerWinnerChickenDinner

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16 days ago

I wish I was writing this post to introduce and name two very cute, very fluffy, bundles of joy. But I'm not. These two chicks passed away last night. It appears that they have coccidiosis, meaning that the other chicks also have it or will get it. The yellow one was visibly sick yesterday, and I genuinely didn't think she would still be alive once I made it home with the medicine. I've started treating the entire group, but it was unfortunately just too late for these two girls. I just really wanted to post this to show that sometimes, having birds isn't fun and easy like I make it out to be. It is an enormous amount of work, and sometimes things just don't go as planned. On the plus side, I know they were as comfortable as possible when they passed, not being trampled while dying by a hundred other chicks, or being froze out because there just isn't enough room under the brooder for all of them. I also contacted my local @ruralkingsupply just to be sure I could just purchase replacements for the two, rather than have to buy an entire six more, and the worker didn't even charge me for the replacements. We now have a "Rainbow" pullet, and a Gold Laced Wyandotte. Fingers crossed everyone else makes it! 🤞 . . . . . #homestead #homesteading #homesteadlife #chickdays #chicksofinstagram #chicken #chickensofinstagram #ruralking #hoovershatchery #farmher #loss #farmhouse #chook #chooksofinstagram #permaculture #rainboweggs #growsomething #growwhatyoueat #eatwhatyougrow #salmonfaverolle #maran #marans #wyandotte #productionred #goldlacedwyandotte

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19 days ago

Here are a few pictures of the new ladies! We got six in total, and a few of them are newer hybrid breeds from @hoovershatchery for the year, so I'm excited to see how they turn out! We've got a Buff Laced Polish, a Barnevelder, a Midnight Majesty Maran, an Easter Egger, a Prairie Bluebell Egger, and a Salmon Faverolle. 🐣 We haven't named them yet, so I plan to post better individual pictures and names throughout the next week! . . . . . #chickdays #chick #chicken #chicksofinstagram #backyardpoultry #backyardpoultrymag #hoovershatchery #ruralking #barnevelder #polishchicken #easteregger #salmonfaverolle #maran #marans #homestead #homesteadlife #iamcountryside #farmher #chickensofinstagram #permaculture #homesteadinglife #myhooverschicks

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22 days ago

20 broilers and 24 layers. Think we have reached our limit. Time to build a coop. #hoovershatchery

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1 month ago

Its getting to be time to drag out my brooder gear and clean it up. The ground will be covered in snow another 10 weeks, so little babes will be in our grow room in the basement for quite some time. . . . . . #chicks #chooks #babychickens #farmfresheggs #chickenbrooder #crazychickenlady #chickenmom #layinghens #backyardchickens #backyardpoultrymagazine #backyardpoultry #chickens #smallscalefarming #homesteadinglife #heritagechickens #chickenlady #poultrylife #fresheggsarethebest #chickenlife #minnesotachickens #growyourown #chickenselfie #idealpoultry #hoovershatchery

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2 months ago

I. CAN’T. EVEN. 😍🐥

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