Egg Layers

Egg Layers

Berg’s White Leghorn The Berg’s White Leghorn is a very good feed converter with a high rate of lay. Peak production happens by 28 weeks of age at a daily production of 94%.  These figures can be reached, but depend on day length, feed quality, water quality, uniformity, floor space, temperature, along with bio security.  This seems like a lot to ask for, but remember that in order for these birds to make money for you, you have to put in some money and time too.


Available April 17 – June 2, 2023

White Leghorn – unsexed in trays.

 Berg’s White Leghorn

Available April 17 – June 2, 2023

(price per chick) Pullet Mixed Cockerel
100 + $3.95 $2.87 $1.86
75 – 99 $4.00 $2.97 $1.91
51 – 74 $4.25 $3.37 $2.31
25 – 50 $4.68 $3.65 $2.54
10 – 24 $5.05 $4.02 $2.91

BERG’S  BROWN The Berg’s Brown is a calm layer. Pullets are red and cockerels are white with some colouring.  This is a colour sexable bird at the hatchery.  Males are an alternative for meat type birds although they mature smaller than the Cornish.
These birds are very hardy for our winter climate.
Available April 8 – June 9, 2023

Available April 6 – June 9, 2023

(price per chick) Pullet Mixed Cockerel
100 + $4.20 $3.23 $2.32
75 – 99 $4.25 $3.33 $2.37
51 – 74 $4.62 $3.73 $2.77
25 – 50 $4.93 $4.01 $3.01
10 – 24 $5.30 $4.38 $3.37

Columbian Plymouth Rocks x Reds
This proven crossbreed bears the distinction of being one of the hardiest breeds to be found. These birds have a beautiful color pattern. They are a good producer of quality brown eggs, are very quiet and docile birds in the laying pen, and good for the yard. Heavier than hybrids, live weight will be approximately 4 lbs. at 19 weeks and close to 6 lbs. at end of lay for females. Males are approximately 1½ lbs. heavier. Sexing accuracy guaranteed at 90%.

Columbia Plymouth Rock X Red
Available April 17 – June 2, 2023

(price per chick) Pullet Mixed Cockerel
100 + $4.79 $3.59 $2.58
75 – 99 $4.84 $3.69 $2.63
51 – 74 $4.94 $4.19 $3.13
25 – 50 $5.61 $4.37 $3.36
10 – 24 $5.89 $4.74 $3.63

Black Sex Links are a breed cross using Rhode Island Red males and Barred Plymouth Rock females. The male chicks have a white spot on the top of their heads and can be separated from the solid black female chicks when they hatch. This cross, which is used in commercial layer operations, is an efficient producer of large brown eggs. They have excellent livability, and hens from this cross weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. and can be salvaged for fowl meat when their use for laying is over. This layer is one of the top egg producers of large brown eggs and performs well in all types of conditions. We have a very limited amount of these so order early and we hope to have more in the years to come.

Black Sex Links
Available April 17 - June 2, 2023

(price per chick) Pullet Mixed Cockerel
100 + $4.75 $3.69 $2.58
75 – 99 $4.80 $3.79 $2.63
51 – 74 $4.97 $4.29 $3.13
25 – 50 $5.57 $4.47 $3.36
10 – 24 $5.85 $4.84 $3.63

Rhode Island Reds

Available May 1 – 26th – unsexed only-  $6.15 each

These are an old time, well-known American breed, which was developed in the state of Rhode Island. A distinct characteristic of this breed is their horizontal, oblong body, which is deep, broad and long, sometimes described as “brick shaped”. They are an excellent dual-purpose bird that efficiently produces large brown eggs. From the time they are chicks until maturity, they may have white on the wing tips, but when they are fully matured they should not have any white feathers.

Barred Plymouth Rocks

Available May 1 – 26th – unsexed only – $6.95 each

One of the most popular brown egged dual purpose breeds. These birds are born black with a white spot on their head and as they grow the feathers become barred (black and white).  They are a very docile bird with a good rate of lay.  They are a dual purpose bird, so when they do slow down in lay, they can be butchered for meat.

Ready to Lay – BROWNS ONLY   
Now taking names for a 2023 wait list, but we are essentially SOLD OUT
BERG BROWN 10-25 26-74 75+
PICK UP in Russell May 10, 2023 ONLY $22.50 $19.80 $17.30

A time to pick up the birds will be scheduled when order is placed.  All orders for ready to lays require a deposit of $5.00/bird which is non refundable or transferrable. For orders of 10-25 birds it is payment in full when booking. CALL RUSSELL 204-773-2562 for information and bookings.  If you are thinking about ordering these, please do so early, as they sell out fast.  You will need to bring a crate or box to haul these birds home.

A little help in the barn.