Producer of: chicks
How Meat Raised: organic, free range
Ali Yildizalp and Siobhan Wilde Yildizalp
Singing Bird Farm
1570 North End Road
Saltspring Island BC
tel: (250) 538-7348 (please contact us before visiting)
How to order: by phone or email
Payment methods: cash, Interac e-Transfer
We hatch and sell chicks for people who want to produce their own eggs, chicks, and/or meat. Our focus is on heritage breeds because they allow us to hatch our own eggs and if you keep a rooster with your hens, you can do the same. We prefer dual purpose birds that are good foragers, as we let our flocks range free on pasture and in the forest.
Day-old chicks* (under lights): 5 dollars
1 and 2 week old chicks* (under lights): 7 dollars
outdoor chicks*: 10 dollars
sexed outdoor chicks: 15 dollars
point of lay/laying hens and mature roosters: 25 dollars
*these age groups are all straight runs, i.e. not sexed
Please contact us to learn which age groups are currently available.
Rhode Island Red
At the moment we have weekly hatches of Rhode Island Reds, a breed that hardly needs any introduction. They’re a dual purpose bird, although they are a little on the small side for table birds. They’ve got a gentle, calm disposition and are reliable layers.
These chickens are renowned as delicious table birds but they are also good layers. They start laying quite early as well, at about 5 months of age.
These friendly, calm birds are good layers and grow to an impressive size. This both prevents them from flying and makes them a good choice of table bird.