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Free-Range, 17-Month Golden Comet Layer Hens For Sale at AshevilleFarm

In the video above, the hens were molting. Their new feathers are in, so they now look awesome.

Our 2020 Summer Sale of Layer Hen Chickens Has Ended.

The last group of chickens has been sold but please check back in the fall. We may have a new batch of chickens for sale then. Thank you!

We acquired the 60 hens in this video from an egg production facility on April 30, 2020.

To the best of our knowledge, they had never seen the outdoors so we 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.)

How well are the hens laying?
Here is the number of eggs we've been collecting most recently:

Day # Hens # Eggs
Sun July 5: 5 5 (100% laying)
Sat July 4: 5 5 (100% laying)
Fri July 3: 5 5 (100% laying)
Thu July 2: 5 5 (100% laying)
Wed July 1: 5 4 (80% laying)
Tue June 30: 5 4 (80% laying)
Mon June 29: 5 5 (100% laying)
Sun June 28: 5 5 (100% laying)
Sat June 27: 5 3 (60% laying)
Fri June 26: 5 4 (80% laying)
Thu June 25: 5 5 (100% laying)
Wed June 24: 9 9 (100% laying)
Tue June 23: 11 11 (100% laying)
Mon June 22: 11 10 (91% laying)
Sun June 21: 11 11 (100% laying)
Sat June 20: 11 *
Fri June 19: 24 21 (88% laying)
Thu June 18: 24 23 (96% laying)
Wed June 17: 24 21 (88% laying)
Tue June 16: 24 21 (88% laying)
Mon June 15: 24 19 (79% laying)

* Day's eggs sent along with chickens sold

About Golden Comet Chickens

Golden Comets are the breed most commercial egg houses raise 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.

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

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