Category Archives: Uncategorized

Welcome Fall! Let’s talk FROSTBITE!

Winter is coming. Autumn colors in the trees, shorter days, nippy air. Let’s talk FROSTBITE.

What causes frostbite? Chickens poop when they sleep. A LOT. Since they don’t pee, the white runny urates in their poop are the liquid waste, and that creates warm moist air in the coop. Warm air rises. When warm moist air rises it sits at the level of the birds on the roost. Then as the air cools it creates condensation on their combs- boom frostbite. Toes and feet can also get frostbitten if their feet are not protected enough by their feathers and body on the roost

How do you prevent frostbite? You want draft free, with top ventilation to allow the warm moist air to ESCAPE the coop and not sit around the birds’ heads. VENTILATION but NO DRAFTS is the key! I’m going to attach pictures of some of my coops, where you can see the obvious roofline ventilation. I have NO issues with frostbite in these coops. I live in Oklahoma, where we have fairly mild winters. “Coldest winter low” for us is single digits, with averages in the upper teens. If you live further north you may need further modifications than what I provide but the concept is the same. VENTILATION and NO DRAFTS.
To prevent frostbite on the feet, birds need a wide wooden roost bar so they can nestle over their feet and keep their feet warm. I recommend a 2×4 turned on its side so the wide 3 1/2″ side is up. NEVER use anything hollow, this will freeze their feet faster.
As a side note, I see people promoting coating the combs with various things, especially petroleum jelly, to prevent frostbite. This may help a little, but improving the ventilation in the coop is much more effective and healthier for the birds.

How do you treat frostbite? Supportive treatment only. You can put neosporin (without pain reliever) on the comb or feet to help protect and promote healing. The tips will be purple at first, then blacken, then fall off. In mild cases it will be just the tips, in severe cases they can lose their whole comb and look dubbed like a game bird, or their toes or even feet can completely self amputate.

Update on store

Just some administrative information, I have not been in my email for a while and it is taking me some time to catch up.  If you’ve sent me a message I will get to you as I can, or you can always reach me at my cell phone 918-933-4240 if you have something more urgent.

I am aware that the “store” feature of my site has stopped working.  I have given up trying to work with the app developer as they have been very uncooperative in helping me fix it, when it stopped working suddenly at the beginning of summer.  I am in the process of loading everything to a new app which will take some time so please bare with me.  If you wish to place an order please call or text 918-933-4240.  Thank you!

Puppies are here!

We’ve been so busy we didn’t have a chance to get our website updated, but Harper and Merlin are proud parents again!  This is their final mating, both will be retired now and live long healthy lives as spoiled pets.  There are 8 gorgeous rolly-polly puppies in this litter.  Jake already has a home waiting for him when he is old enough but we are taking deposits on the others!

Pups were born September 9 2017. The litter is registered through AKC, although mom is AKC/ASCA. They will have 5 way vaccinations at 6 and 8 weeks, and wormed every 2 weeks from birth. They have had tails and dewclaws removed. Before they go home we will start them on house training and crate training, and a little bit of leash work. They will be exposed to children of all ages, poultry, and goats.
Potential as herding, agility, or companion/pet.

Date of Birth: 9-9-17

Date Ready to Go: 11-4-17

Age Now: 3 weeks

Registry: AKC registerable, application papers provided

Size of Parents: standard (mom 18.5″ dad 19.75″)

Health Testing: Cleared by parentage N/N for PRCD and HC. MDR1 status could be n/m or n/n.

Location: Coweta, OK

Shipping/Transport : (yes/no) Yes will drive two hours your direction, or air ship for shipping cost (roughly $400)

Deposit Amount: $200

918-933-4240 is my cell number if you have additional questions.

Tris are $700.
Merles are $900.
Full registration is $100 more.

Tris:
Rocky (black collar)
Katie (purple collar)
Sadie (red collar)
Holly (gray collar)

Merles:
Jake (orange collar)
Sammy (blue collar)
Ace (green collar)
Millie (yellow collar)

Fall is on the way!

We are cranking up the incubators for fall! We have some test hatches set to start this weekend, snag some great deals by bidding on one of our auctions! Our first adult birds selected to leave are also listed there, an adult quad of the beautiful Gold East Frisian Gulls. Don’t miss out!
http://www.rarebreedauctions.com/other_items.php?owner_id=109926

SPRING SALE! You can qualify for FREE SHIPPING!

We are having gorgeous weather this week in Oklahoma! So to celebrate that spring is on its way, we want to offer FREE SHIPPING on any order that includes 10 chicks, two of which are our new EAST FRISIAN GULLS! Remember the free shipping is ONLY if your 10-chick order contains at least 2 East Frisian Gulls! Happy Spring!

Manufacturers
Price
Date Added
Filter by minimum rating
Tags separated by comma
  
$6.00  
 

One day-old male Cream Legbar chick.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$20.00  
 

One day-old female Cream Legbar chick.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$10.00  
 

One day-old blue or black copper marans chick, straight run.  Marans are a large dual purpose breed, with feathered legs and a brown-red plumage pattern.  They lay a large, dark terra cotta/chocolate colored egg.


No Image
$10.00  
 

One day-old Blue, Black, or Splash Ameraucana chick, straight run.  Our show-line Ameraucana are beautiful birds.  They lay 3-4 large blue eggs per week per hen.

$5.00  
 

One day-old Easter Egger Chick, straight run; will lay green eggs. Easter Eggers are a popular hybrid due to the colorful eggs and also because they tend to be friendly chickens and excellent layers.

$20.00  
 

One day-old blue, black, or splash Silverudds Blue chick (Isbar), straight run. Silverudds Blues are excellent layers of green eggs.  A recently created breed (1900s), they do breed true and gold or silver birchen markings make them a striking addition to your flock.

$20.00  
 

One day old Jubilee Orpington chick, straight run.  Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$16.00  
 

One day old Mottled Orpington chick, straight run.  When grown Mottled Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$9.00  
 

One day-old Langshan chick, straight run.  Eggs will hatch blue or black Langshan, small possibility of splash.  These are magnificent and huge birds, with extremely calm and mild temperament.  Easily one of our favorite breeds.  They lay a medium to large brown or pinkish brown egg.  As with most dual purpose breeds they are not fantastic layers, but we feel their personality makes up for it in a big way.

$8.00  
 

One day old Olive Egger chick, straight run.  By crossing a Marans with a Legbar, we are able to produce a good layer of olive green eggs!  As an adult they will be barred and crested.

$6.75  
 

One day-old Sapphire chick, straight run. Female chicks (pullets) will lay large to extra large blue eggs.  These are a high demand popular hybrid breed!

$13.50  
 

One day-old silkie chick, straight run. Chicks may be any of the following colors: blue, black, splash, partridge, paint, white. They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.

Items per page

The new website is now live!

Welcome to our newly redesigned website!  Please look around and let us know if there is anything that needs attention.  I am aware the “cart” page is not working properly at the moment but hope to have it fixed shortly.  In the meantime you can contact me and I can send you a custom invoice if you are ready to place an order.  We are gearing up already for spring hatching here on our hobby farm by bringing in another cabinet incubator, so we hope to be able to supply all your rare and exotic chick and hatching egg needs this spring!  We are NPIP with the state of Oklahoma and can ship to most states with proper documentation.

Rinda

918-933-4240

admin@chickenfanatics.com

Silverudd Blue (Isbar) eggs below, Marans and Sapphire (1st generation) eggs on top ofthem

Our Purpose and Breeds

At Chicken Fanatics, we breed our chickens toward SOP (when available), or to the generally accepted standard.  Quality birds come from quality stock.  We carefully choose the sources for our breeding stock to ensure genetic diversity.  We love to have lots of color in our egg basket: blue, green, olive, chocolate, and every color in between!

Pure breeds we currently have on site:

  • Ameraucana
  • Black Copper Marans
  • Cream Legbar
  • Silverudds Blue (Isbar)
  • Jubilee Orpington
  • Langshan
  • Mottled Orpington
  • Silkie
  • Svart Hona (Swedish Black Hen)
  • Swedish Flower Hen
  • White Crested Polish
  • East Frisian Gull
  • Queen Silvia
  • Silver Laced Orpington

Mixed breeds we currently have on site:

  • Easter Egger
  • Olive Egger
  • Sapphire

Welcome!

We are pleased you have found our new website!  Please forgive our growing pains while we learn this new system and get things in place for ease of use!

In the meantime if you need to reach me please feel free to call me at 918-933-4240.

Rinda Myers

Chicken Fanatics

Manufacturers
Price
Date Added
Filter by minimum rating
Tags separated by comma
  
$40.00

One dozen (12) Ameraucana hatching eggs, will hatch blue, black and splash chicks.  Our show-line Ameraucana are beautiful birds.  They lay 3-4 large blue eggs per week per hen.

$40.00

One dozen (12) blue/black copper Marans hatching eggs.  Small chance of hatching a splash Copper Marans chick.  Marans are a large dual purpose breed, with feathered legs and a brown-red plumage pattern.  They lay a large, dark terra cotta/chocolate colored egg.

$60.00

One dozen (12) Cream Legbar hatching eggs.  Cream Legbars are a beautiful breed that lay a sky-blue egg.  They are also autosexing- meaning their chicks are sexable at hatch. ​  The down color is markedly different between the male chicks and the female chicks.  They are classed as light fowl, kept more for their egg-laying capacity and egg color than meat production.

$80.00

One dozen (12) East Frisian Gull hatching eggs.  Chick will be gold, silver, or lemon. Frisian Gulls are excellent layers of medium to large white to cream eggs.  Chick markings resemble seagull chicks which may be part of the reason for their name. One caution- these birds are EXCELLENT fliers and need either a safely contained area or a trimmed wing to keep them cooped.  However, they are also excellent foragers and well able to take care of themselves.

$20.00

One dozen (12) first generation Easter Egger eggs- Eggs will be brown but chicks will carry blue egg gene from father and females will lay green eggs.  Easter Eggers are a popular hybrid due to the colorful eggs and also because they tend to be friendly chickens and excellent layers.

$70.00

One dozen (12) Jubilee Orpington hatching eggs. When grown Jubilee Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$35.00

One dozen (12) langshan hatching eggs.  Eggs will hatch blue or black Langshan, small possibility of splash.  These are magnificent and huge birds, with extremely calm and mild temperament.  Easily one of our favorite breeds.  They lay a medium to large brown or pinkish brown egg.  As with most dual purpose breeds they are not fantastic layers, but we feel their personality makes up for it in a big way.

$55.00

One dozen (12) Mottled Orpington hatching eggs. When grown Mottled Orpingtons lay a large light to medium brown egg.  They are a very large bird, and are considered dual purpose.  This means they are slow growing, taking much longer to reach their full size than similarly aged smaller, lighter breeds.  But their showy markings make them stand out in any flock!

$37.50

One dozen (12) first generation olive egger hatching eggs- these eggs are dark brown from their Marans mother but carry the blue egg gene from the Cream Legbar father.  Female chicks that hatch will lay olive green eggs.  Chicks will grow up to be barred and crested.

$90.00

One dozen (12) Queen Silvia hatching eggs. Queen Silvia are excellent layers of medium to large off white to cream eggs.  Chicks have unique markings that make them stand out from day one!  The adults are very good fliers and good foragers.

$24.00

One dozen (12) first generation Sapphire hatching eggs.  Egg will be white from the Leghorn hen but carry a blue egg gene from it's Cream Legbar rooster father.  Female chicks (pullets) that hatch will lay large to extra large blue eggs.  These are a high demand popular hybrid breed!

$55.00

One dozen (12) silkie hatching eggs.  Chick may be any of the following colors: blue, black, splash, partridge, paint, white. They are wonderful birds and make excellent broodies.  They lay a small white to cream egg.

Items per page