Acre 22 Poultry

Acre 22 is dedicated to promoting and preserving backyard poultry. Free ranged and hand-raised for your enjoyment.
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Welcome! to Acre 22

My name is Mitzi Young, I am a graduate of a Recreation and Leisure program. I work as an Adjuvant at a Peterborough nursing home where I provide various therapeutic programs such as yes, a chicken coop and hatching eggs.
I am the first person in history to erect a coop on a long term care homes property for residents enjoyment.
I am a poultry enthusiast who raises rare, hard to find breeds for all my customers to enjoy for years to come.
 
Need help with raising your own flock?
Dont know where to start? Acre 22 provides materials, phone calls and farm visits to teach you the basics of raising a happy flock in your own backyard.
Feel free to contact me for further information.

Ameruacana

Written By Mitzi Young 
If you have been searching for blue eggs guarnteed then ..these are it.  Breeding these birds for years now, Acre 22 is proud to expand these beautiful birds for your flock.
 
  
“Ameraucanas” are first and foremost BLUE EGG layers. They MUST have “pea combs”, and be bearded and muffed and tailed, and CANNOT have any tufts. They also MUST have slate blue legs, and red ear lobes (females pale). There has been a definite relationship established between the “Pea Comb” gene and the “Blue Egg”
 
Ameruacanas are a true breed when bred together. Once they are bred with another fowl, you cannot say you are buying “Ameruacanas’ or “Americana’s”.
The term can be used loosely in the poultry industry. Someone may try and sell you one for a higher price when you are actually getting a crossbred chicken. Don't get confused between the two.
 
They are friendly birds with a quirky curious nature. “Larry” my rooster is one of the most adored “studs” by all the ladies. He is a great father and watches his girls closely from predators.
 
My Ameruacanas are currently US bloodlines and will be adding new lines to the breeding this summer at Acre 22.
They are not the best egg layers and tend to stop for quite sometime while molting. They are still a beautiful addition to any flock.
  
They are great free rangers and also adapt well to confinement. Hens can lay upto 200 eggs per year. They rarely exhibit any  broodiness which is ideal for those who don' want to bother with hatching babies or having the "break" the broody hen. Baby chicks are not very aggressive and exhibit a curious nature and love to be held.
Class: All Other Breeds
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Rare
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten, White
Egg Facts: Blue medium eggs
Egg Laying: Good (3/wk)
Egg Color: Light Blue
Egg Size: Medium
Fancy Features:
Comb Type: Pea Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4
 
Suitability to Backyard Life:
Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Fun

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The shanks are slate-blue, tending to black in the Black variety.
The Ameraucana is one of the few chicken breeds to lay blue eggs