Pekin ducks are limited and go fast so please keep checking in on our farm store page. The Pekin ducks are great egg layers even in the winter and also double as a meat bird, they are very quiet and friendly.
If you would like to just stop buy please contact us for availability. We also may be able to meet in the Springs. If you would like to reserve some please visit our Farm Store Page and leave a deposit of half the cost for 1 to 2 week old chicks, 3 to 5 week, or six week old feathered hens and leave your contact info so we can contact you when they are ready to go. We don't know how to sex them as doing so is an art form that will take some time to master so we are willing to offer a refund if you end up with a rooster that you would like to return. Must be returned by 3 months old. (Possibly an exchange if we have more hens on hand if that is preferred)
We can help you in anyway if you ever have questions on how to care for your new chicks with advice on supplies that work best and any rare health issues if they should arise. We are always willing to take care of our customers and you can email or phone with any questions. In the city of Colorado Springs, homeowners are allowed to have up to 10 hens at your home unless you live in a deed restricted neighborhood that won't allow it. Roosters are not allowed in the city due to the early morning crows that could bring up neighbor conflicts.
Here is some additional info on the Rhode Island breed. They lay different shades of brown eggs. They are our hens of choice due to their great qualities and being a dual purpose bird. They make great farm friends and pets for children.
Why should you consider this breed? Well, for one, they're prolific brown egg layers. Probably the best, actually, for large, brown egg laying hens. They consistently win egg laying contests for their ability to produce. If you're after good quality, brown eggs, this is the breed for you.
This breed was developed in New England in the 1900's to be both layers and meat birds (they generally get up to 6.5 pounds). These days, though, they're rarely used for meat because of their superior ability to lay eggs.They're also tolerant of both heat and cold, and of less than ideal living spaces. If you want to avoid the issues of broodiness, this breed is a better than average choice. Although they can go broody, it doesn't happen very often. Rhode Island Red chicks are rusty colored and the adults are auburn colored birds. (The roosters are beautiful with green neck feathers.)