The Pampered Pullets Farm
  Fall & Winter 2013

Local

Chick Season

Our normal chick season runs from October through June. This year may be a bit different. With the price of feed finally stabilizing and in many cases dropping, we are finding that people are getting back into raising chickens and increasing the number of birds they keep. This next two months will tell a lot about how the chick season will go.
We are hatching small batches of heavy breed chicks in Barred Plymouth Rock, Delaware, and Rhode Island Red. We will also on occasion be hatching Black and Red sex-links and also Serama's that we will be hatching in limited numbers.
You may notice that started pullets are difficult to find. Many people want these to save them from having to go through the chick rearing stage. But again, the economic factor comes into play. Most people are only wanting to pay 8-10 dollars for a bird of laying age. The problem lies in the fact that it costs approximately 18 dollars to get a pullet to laying age with the price of corn at what it is today. So if you must have started pullets then realize that you will be paying between 20 and 25 dollars per bird.
We are all hoping for a bumper crop of corn this year and for fuel prices to continue to drop to make owning poultry more economically feasable. It is still a great way to go. There is nothing like being able to walk out to your henhouse and pick out a few choice eggs for your breakfast meal. Or that Sunday chicken dinner with poultry you know were raised the right way. In good times or bad, poultry have always been a mainstay to a quality of life.
 

Sorry, But we do not ship chicks.


Well, we have done it! Though most of our business is done by way of mail order, we have found a great need to have products readily available for our local customers. Our product warehouse has been a great hit with our local customers. It's not huge but it does the job and we can always expand later if need be. We are currently stocking a wide array of poultry products and also some of the more popular livestock products. We are also in the process of adding a full line of rabbit products. If we don't have a product in stock, we can usually have most products here within 48 hours. 
If you are one of our local customers, we still would suggest calling ahead or emailing us with your order so that we can make sure that your order will be ready for pick-up. This is a working farm and we at times have to be away so please call before coming to make sure we will be here. We will have no set hours of operation for this facility because there are so many variables but we are usually available from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm 7 days a week.  If it is an emergency, please give us a call and we can arrange pickup of any in- stock product.

 

Local Area Shows/Swaps/Sales


 

The following is a list of swaps, shows and sales for the central Florida area.
Most of these we will be attending.
If you would like to pre-order product and have us bring it to the show,
this would save you shipping charges.
Simply fill out an order form and send it along with your payment and
clearly mark on the form which show you would like us to bring your product to.

All swaps are subject to weather. Dates and times may change due to conflicting swaps, shows or fairs.
Please contact the swap host for further details.

November 9th  8am to 2pm
Tractor Supply Dunnellon
11252 North Williams Street
Dunnellon, FL 34434
Always a great turnout of buyers and sellers. Some shade (bring your canopies or umbrellas). McDonalds right in front.

November 16th  7am to 1pm
Barberville Family Farm Swap & Market
Lemmon Rd & State Road 40
Barberville, FL
This is a great family farm market with a great turnout of both buyers and sellers. Gates open around 5:30 am for vendor set up and everyone is usually packed up and headed home by 1:00 pm. Lots of poultry, small livestock, plants and farm related products and equipment.
The farm market runs every first and third Saturday of the month.

November 16th  9am to 2pm
Crystal River Mall Farm Swap & Westend Market
1801 NW US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
This is a great new farm swap that we have helped set up for our folks living a bit more south. Great location fronting right on Hwy 19 with tons of parking and lots of traffic. This swap is run in conjunction with the Westend Market that is held inside the old Sears store. This swap will normally be held the fourth Saturday of every month but because of the holidays we will be running the third Saturday in November and December. Come on out and join us for a wonderful day of buying, selling or swapping anything farm related. Some shade so bring your canopies or umbrellas.

December 7th  7am to 1pm
Barberville Family Farm Swap & Market
Lemmon Rd & State Road 40
Barberville, FL
This is a great family farm market with a great turnout of both buyers and sellers. Gates open around 5:30 am for vendor set up and everyone is usually packed up and headed home by 1:00 pm. Lots of poultry, small livestock, plants and farm related products and equipment.
The farm market runs every first and third Saturday of the month.

December 14th  8am to 2pm
Tractor Supply Dunnellon
11252 North Williams Street
Dunnellon, FL 34434
Always a great turnout of buyers and sellers. Some shade (bring your canopies or umbrellas). McDonalds right in front.

December 21st  7am to 1pm
Barberville Family Farm Swap & Market
Lemmon Rd & State Road 40
Barberville, FL
This is a great family farm market with a great turnout of both buyers and sellers. Gates open around 5:30 am for vendor set up and everyone is usually packed up and headed home by 1:00 pm. Lots of poultry, small livestock, plants and farm related products and equipment.
The farm market runs every first and third Saturday of the month.

December 21st  9am to 2pm
Crystal River Mall Farm Swap & Westend Market
1801 NW US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL
This is a great new farm swap that we have helped set up for our folks living a bit more south. Great location fronting right on Hwy 19 with tons of parking and lots of traffic. This swap is run in conjunction with the Westend Market that is held inside the old Sears store. This swap will normally be held the fourth Saturday of every month but because of the holidays we will be running the third Saturday in November and December. Come on out and join us for a wonderful day of buying, selling or swapping anything farm related. Some shade so bring your canopies or umbrellas.








If you are having an event that you would like us to add to this web site or you would like us to attend with our products, please use the contact page or contact us be email at thepamperedpullet@yahoo.com
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