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Free-Range, 16-Month Golden Comet Layer Hens For Sale at AshevilleFarm

The hens are currently molting their feathers but should look like new in a couple weeks.

Updated: June 4, 2020

We acquired these hens from a egg production facility on April 30, 2020.

To the best of my knowledge, they had never seen the outdoors so I didn't know what to expect. But, they were immediately friendly, super curious, and wonderfully adaptive to the outdoors. (They practically burst out of the coop and into the yard each morning... but they are also easy to rehouse each evening.)

We want to reduce our flock by a couple dozen birds -- so supply is limited.

Price: $20 each

About Golden Comet Chickens

Golden Comets are the breed most commercial egg houses uses because they are prolific layers... everything they eat goes into producing eggs. For that reason, they are not as meaty as many other breeds. And that is fine with us -- it discourages people from buying them for meat. These hens have such sweet dispositions that we'd much prefer that they live out their lives as outdoor layers.

The only downside of being such efficient egg-layers is that they burn out a bit earlier than some other breeds. Golden Comets traditionally lay the strongest for the first 2-3 years before they start slowing down. These were 15 months old when we purchased them April 30th so we expect to be knee-deep in eggs through this summer and fall but seeing a little less from them into the winter and next year. You can learn more about Golden Comet chickens.

Chicken Molting

Since the chickens are molting their feathers at the time of this video, some of them look a little rough. But in a couple weeks, they will have re-feathered and will look a lot prettier. Learn more about chickens molting (and how to help speed it along).

To keep your hens in good egg-laying condition, this site offers helpful tips:

To learn more about these layer hens, please visit our Asheville Farm - Contact Us page.

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