TruNorth Farm

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 TruNorth Poultry/Pullets

 

About Us
TruNorth Farm is Contra Costa County's premier provider of young hens ("pullets"). We share our clients' commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, and we believe caring for and enjoying the benefits of a backyard flock are 
positive ways to embrace our environment.

We offer 100% breed standard pullets who arrive as day-old chicks from leading hatcheries across the U.S. Each chicken is hand-raised by our TruNorth team with the highest standard of care from the day they arrive to the day they are released to the public. Please be sure to read our Chicken Heath Tips! below.

Breed Selection
TruNorth Farm has evaluated over one hundred poultry breeds based on four key criteria: egg-laying frequency, friendliness (docile rating), adaptability (tolerance for confinement) and beauty. Only those breeds, in our team's opinion, best suited for your enjoyment make the journey to be raised at TruNorth Farm. 100% of our pullets are sourced from leading U.S. hatcheries. This insures that (1) each and every day-old chick begins its life from the highest quality breed stock, and (2) all chickens are professionally vaccinated for Marek's disease.

Pullet Development

During their first four weeks, each "class" of pullets resides in temperature-controlled brooders where they receive around the clock attention and care. We monitor the health of every chick daily. After week four, they are relocated into a large protected coop where they enjoy lots of fresh air and the warmth of a custom heated shelter. Weeks five through eight are spent socializing, stretching, flying and bulking up on food during this fast growth stage. 

Monthly Releases
Once a month (typically the first week of each month), we offer a new class of eight week old pullets to our clients. Each class contains a minimum of five different breeds. No individual breed is repeated month-to-month so you are assured an excellent variety.









Pullet Sales
TruNorth Farm is offering a limited number of started pullets for sale. Please contact Rachel at 925-324-3342 for breed availability and pricing.

We would like to thank each and every one of our clients for his/her support and referrals. We hope your pullets are healthy, happy and have become a meaningful part of your family.
 
Our TruNorth team appreciates the opportunity to serve you and our community.

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Health Tips!
At TruNorth Farm, we strive to provide a healthy and safe home for our chickens. Once they leave with their new family, we hope our clients continue our high standard of care. Following are some tips for keeping your chickens healthy and happy:

Make Diet Changes Gradually - Chickens have delicate digestive systems. If you are changing their feed, do so over a week's time or longer. And be sure not to feed your chickens spoiled or moldy food. Many common plants and foods are toxic to chickens, so do your research first before introducing new food and releasing your flock in your backyard.

Don't Use Fertilizer or Pesticides - If you let your chickens "free range" in your backyard, don't use any chemicals on your plants. Many ingredients in fertilizers and pesticides are toxic to chickens if ingested. As an alternative to commercially produced chemical fertilizers, use composted chicken manure which is rich in nitrogen.

Antibiotics - Use sparingly to minimize antibiotic resistant bacteria. Closely follow label directions.

Oxine AH (Animal Health) - Oxine AH has been tested and proven effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and viruses including E. Coli, Salmonella, Avian Influenza, Rhino Virus and many more. It is one of the best tools we have found to maintaining our birds' health. Oxine AH may be purchased from a variety of online retailers such as Revival Animal Health.  www.revivalanimal.com

Supplements - We give our chickens a vitamin/electrolyte supplement 2-3 times a week. It is particularly important in hot weather. Be sure to only use supplements designed for poultry.

Hand Sanitation - Bacteria and disease can easily be transferred through contact. We recommend washing your hands with an antibacterial hand soap or using an instant hand sanitizer before and after handling/feeding your flock and entering their coop.
 
Bedding - We recommend using pine shavings, not straw, for bedding in your coop/nesting box for two reasons: (1) straw may trap moisture that promotes unhealthy bacteria, and (2) chickens may eat pieces of straw that may lead to crop impaction. 

For general questions about the health and care of your poultry, we recommend that you research your issue on public forums such as BackYardChickens.com and ThePoultrySite.comIf you have a serious poultry health concern, please contact your local veterinarian immediately.