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Black Star Started Pullets
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description each How Many
BSJP Females $17.95 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Black Star Pullet

Black Stars 16-22 Weeks Old

  • 1 Black Stars in the Brooder
    The baby chicks are fed Gro Gel, and water with Quick Chick upon arrival.
  • 5 See How Much Grass They Eat
    Once we move them to the grass, they eat all the greens they want.
  • 11 Green House Provides a Variety
    To provide a variety of greens, we supplement with greens from our greenhouse.
  • 10 Green House Plants
    To provide a variety of greens, we supplement with greens from our greenhouse.
  • 12 Field Grown Greens
    In the fall and winter months we supplement their feed with winter greens from our outside garden beds.
  • 13 Close up of Organic Bran
    Supplemental feed of Organic Corn, Wheat and Oats
  • 14 Horses Guarding the Chicken Tractors
    Various livestock co-exist with our chicken tractors.

Production Brown egg layers, shipped at 15-24 weeks old. Each month we start a new batch of Black Stars. Black Stars are premium brown egg layer. Black Stars will start laying at around 22-23 weeks. They lay a large brown egg and are an easy to raise bird.

Our fully vaccinated chicks are kept in the brooder for 3-4 weeks depending on the outside temperature. When they arrive, they are given Gro Gel, warm water with Quick Chick and a little sugar dissolved. They are fed with an all-natural, GMO free feed. Around the time that they start jumping on the side boards of the brooders, we move them onto pasture. In the pasture they have free access to fresh grass, weeds, seeds and bugs. As you can see in the picture, they really eat the grass down.

Nearby we have a local gristmill (http://www.homesteadgristmill.com/) that mills locally grown organic wheat, corn and oats – as well as purchased organic blue corn. We supplement their pasture diet with a daily supplement of bran left over from the milling. The combination of various organic grains and corn makes a healthy addition to their foraging.

As the grass slows it's growing in the fall, we supplement their feed with greens from our 3 greenhouses and 1 field garden.

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Questions & Answers
started pullets: how do they adjust to commercial layer pellets and a fenced in pen-no grass but surplus vegies.
They should adjust with time. You could try crushing some of the pellets and mixing it together so they have both textures at first. Our pullets have been on a ranging diet, but are supplemented with vegetables and greens.
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