Coastal is Your Chicken Headquarters

As your chicken experts, we’ve enjoyed sharing articles, videos, how-to segments, and a lot more about owing, raising, and caring for chickens. Now, we’ve put all of that information into a single location. Here, you’ll find everything you need to choose the right breed, give them a proper home, collect and store the eggs, as well as feed, water, and butcher your brood.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and check out the complete list of chicks available this season, starting Feb 13th at your local Coastal!

Informative Videos

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How-to Articles

There’s always something to learn about raising and caring for your chickens.

Should You Get a Rooster?

  When you own chickens, caring for them and collecting the eggs is just the beginning. Eventually, you’ll consider a bigger and better coop, fenced area to let them wander, and whether or not to get a rooster. Should you get one? We’ve compiled some of the best reasons for and against introducing a rooster […]
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How to Keep Your Chickens Laying Eggs in Winter

  Raising chickens can be very rewarding. But during the colder and shorter winter days, egg production can often dwindle, leaving you without the eggs you need for baking and other goodies. With a few suggestions from Scoop from the Coop from Nutrena®, we’ve put together some easy ways to ensure your hens keep laying […]
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Caring for Your Chickens when You’re Away

  As Americans, we love to get away for long weekends now and then. But for chicken owners, holidays and vacations away might seem impossible – especially with the daily feedings, watering, egg collecting, and predator preparedness. With a few updates to your regime and some foresight, you can leave your chickens for up to […]
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What to Expect When Your Chickens Molt

  As fall weather makes an abrupt appearance and trees start to lose their leaves, chickens will start doing the same with their feathers. This natural occurrence is called molting. While it happens every fall for chickens 18 months and older, it can catch new chicken owners by surprise. Here’s what you can do to […]
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Common Chicken Mistakes You Can Avoid

  Chickens aren’t just living in the country anymore. You’ll find coops in suburban backyards and even high atop city structures. Wherever you live, there are a handful of common mistakes you can avoid that could save you time, money, and the pain of losing a chicken or two. Never Underestimate a Predator This is […]
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Choosing Your Chicken Coop (or building it yourself)

Country folk are known for their creativity when it comes to building and fixing things. Ranchers can use bailing twine to mend almost anything, and anyone who raises chickens is always thinking of ways to build or buy a bigger and better coop. With the popularity of backyard chickens, now is the perfect time to […]
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Got Chickens? How to Collect, Clean, and Store the Eggs

Backyard broods have become a sensation throughout the Northwest. Today, you can find coops in cities, suburbs, and the country. While raising chickens has been a mainstay for rural dwellers for as long as anyone can remember, questions still come up about how to best collect, clean, and store the eggs. To help out, we’ve […]
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Everything You Need for Happy, Healthy Chickens

Everything You Need for Happy, Healthy Chickens There are roughly 50 billion chickens around the world, each clucking their way through another busy day. The U.S. accounts for nearly 9 billion of them. That’s a lot of chickens. If you’ve thought about adding a coop and a handful of hens to your backyard or farm, […]
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Caring for Chicks

Bringing up baby – Getting started with chickens   Chickens are more popular than ever, being raised not just on farms but in the city and urban areas as well. Here are some simple, affordable steps to get your brood started and keep your chickens healthy and happy. Housing After your chicks are hatched or […]
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Coastal Kitchen – Farm Fresh Eggs

Preparing Eggs 3 Ways Whether you live in an urban high-rise or on a backcountry road, you’re likely to know someone with chickens. Face it. Chickens are popular. So much so, eggs have become the new zucchini – the crop that everyone scrambles to give away when the garden is in full swing. Eggs are a […]
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Coastal 101: How to Break Down a Chicken

  The key to breaking down a chicken is a sharp knife and a little know how. Join Coastal’s Brian Sutherland as he learns the best tips and tricks from Chef Matt Bennett of Sybaris Bistro in Albany, Oregon.     Coastal Has What You Need Whether you raise chickens or you’re looking into chickens […]
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Choose the Best Breed for you 2019 Flock!

There are a lot of chicken breeds out there, including some fancy ones. Knowing which breed is right for you, your property, and needs takes a bit of know how. Here is a quick & easy list of the breeds you will be able to find this chick season at your local Coastal!  If you’re still not sure which ones to choose, stop by your nearby location. We’ll be happy to help you go home with everything you need to raise happy and healthy chickens.

Breed Eggs Climate Size/Meat Personality
Americana Pullet Medium Light Blue 3/wk Likes Winter but not Extreme Heat 6-7 Lbs Docile & Fun
Assorten Bantams Tiny cream 2/wk Not cold hardy, not heat hardy 2-3 lbs Sweet
Assorted Ducks 100-180/year Likes Water & Moderate Temperatures 3-4 lbs Nervous
Assorted Polish & Crested Medium white 110/year Tolerates most climates 4-5 lbs Docile & easy to work with
Barred Rock Pullet Large brown 250/year Good in all climates 7-9 lbs Friendly and active
Blue Andalusian Meduim white 280/year Good in all climates 5-7 lbs Active disposition
Broad Brested Bronze Turkey Meat Does well in cooler climates ~ 24 lbs Loud and active
Broad Brested White Turkey Meat Does well in cooler climates ~ 22 lbs Loud and active
Buff Orpington Pullet Medium brown 220/year Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 7-9 lbs Quiet and gentle
California White Pullet Large white 300/year Tolerates most climates 4-5 lbs Quiet and calm
Colorpack Layer Pullet Med – Lrg blue and green 280+ a year Tolerates most climates 4-5 lbs Calm disposition
Cornish Cross Broiler Meat / Small light brown 1/wk Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 8+ lbs Loud and active
Dominant Copper Pullet Large copper and chocolate 290+ a year Good in all climates 4-5 lbs Loud and active
ISA Brown Pullet Large brown 300/year Tolerates most climates 5-6 lbs Docile
Lavender Orpington Medium brown 220/year Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 7-9 lbs Quiet and gentle
Mixed Geese 15-55/year Likes Water & Moderate Temperatures 8+ lbs Loud and active
Polish Gold Laced Tiny white 2/wk Not cold hardy, tolerates heat well 4-5 lbs Friendly and quiet
Quail Small cream 150/year Not cold hardy, not heat hardy 5-6 oz Nervous
Red Ranger Meat / Large cream 250+ a year Good in all climates 5-7 lbs Friendly and quiet
Rhode Island Red X-large brown 5/wk Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 7-8 lbs Easygoing
Ringneck Phesant small 50-60/year Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 2-3 lbs Nervous
Sapphire Gem Pullet Large brown 290/year Does well in hot climates 4-5 lbs Easygoing
Silver Braekel Medium white to cream 180+ a year Does well in hot climates 4-5 lbs Easygoing
Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullet Large brown 4/wk Hardy in winter, not heat hardy 7-8 lbs Easygoing tends to dominate
Welsummer Pullet Large chocolate 4/wk Hardy in winter, tolerates heat well 6-7 lbs Intelligent and friendly
White Leghorn Pullet X-large white 4/wk Hardy in winter, tolerates heat well 6-7 lbs Active and intelligent