First off, we’d like to welcome everyone to the Valley Farms Hatchery Community Page. It is definitely a work in progress, trying to get all of the kinks worked out, but we are excited to have almost 100 Members already and we just released the community a few hours ago!
With all of that said, we are ready to get everyone involved!
What is your favorite breed of chicken? As hard as this may be, my favorite breed is going to be toss up! I used to say that the Rhode Island Red was my favorite breed. Now that I have worked on the “Golden Valley” and their unique color pattern, they are growing on me!
The Golden Valley is a special cross of a couple different breeds. They can be broody and you should expect each hen to produce 200-250+ light brown eggs per year.
2021 will be the first year that we have offered them as a specific breed option, even though we have been working on them for a couple years. The last couple of years they have been included in the Hatchery Choice special as a surprise!
All in all, the Rhode Island Red will always hold my heart as being a great dual-purpose breed and my first favorite, but I look forward to seeing more out of the Golden Valley!
Let us and all of the other members know what your favorite breed is by commenting on this post!
Ryan Kelsey (Owner)