The Hickory Chickery

The Hickory Chickery Welcome to The Hickory Chickery! We are a small farm in Erwin NC that works with chickens of rare or heritage breed. We believe in quality not quantity and work to improve the overall health and vigor of our birds as well as improve the physical beauty!

We breed heritage and rare breed chickens. We strive to bring you breeds that are hardy, productive, and beautiful. We have been breeding since 2013 and continue to improve our birds through selective breeding and humane culling. We rehome birds that do not make our breeding program and do not squeeze chicks. All breeds are sold straight run. We breed for healthy immune systems so we do not vaccin

We breed heritage and rare breed chickens. We strive to bring you breeds that are hardy, productive, and beautiful. We have been breeding since 2013 and continue to improve our birds through selective breeding and humane culling. We rehome birds that do not make our breeding program and do not squeeze chicks. All breeds are sold straight run. We breed for healthy immune systems so we do not vaccin

Operating as usual

Anyone need a few good men? I have 4-5 young c**kerels that are a month away from finishing out and one year and a half ...
10/28/2021

Anyone need a few good men? I have 4-5 young c**kerels that are a month away from finishing out and one year and a half old c**k bird ready to be 🍗 stew or manage the ladies. Also have two hens almost two years old I’m culling from my breeders. One was mauled by a c**n this summer but has healed nicely and should be back in full by Spring. They are both finished molting but still on break. Pm me!

09/07/2021

There’s always one absconder that delays lockup….

Holy heat! How’s everyone faring out there? We finally got moved and sort of settled in to our rental. It’s a bit tight ...
08/28/2021

Holy heat! How’s everyone faring out there? We finally got moved and sort of settled in to our rental. It’s a bit tight around here but looking forward to building next year. I have a few scrawny molting hens and a roo available for anyone interested in a few backyard quality birdies. Pm me for info. The pic is a peek at the property we are building on. 🙂

Holy heat! How’s everyone faring out there? We finally got moved and sort of settled in to our rental. It’s a bit tight around here but looking forward to building next year. I have a few scrawny molting hens and a roo available for anyone interested in a few backyard quality birdies. Pm me for info. The pic is a peek at the property we are building on. 🙂

Good morning all! Two more days of moving and it is done. Well, first leg anyway! If you have sent me messages or are s...
05/24/2021

Good morning all! Two more days of moving and it is done. Well, first leg anyway! If you have sent me messages or are still waiting on information about stock I’ll be getting with everyone else soon as we get settled in. It has been a long drawn out hard process and very emotional as well. Waiting on a rollback truck to take four of my coops to the rental. Kind of sad to see them pulled out. The heat is coming y’all ready? 🙂

Good morning all! Two more days of moving and it is done. Well, first leg anyway! If you have sent me messages or are still waiting on information about stock I’ll be getting with everyone else soon as we get settled in. It has been a long drawn out hard process and very emotional as well. Waiting on a rollback truck to take four of my coops to the rental. Kind of sad to see them pulled out. The heat is coming y’all ready? 🙂

Hi all! How is everyone? We are moving this week so it will be a rough one. I have a group of Vorwerk chicks I was going...
05/18/2021

Hi all! How is everyone? We are moving this week so it will be a rough one. I have a group of Vorwerk chicks I was going to keep but if anyone is interested in some pm me. They will be fifteen and you can chose the chicks. I do not s*x birds but you are welcome to pick. They are five weeks old this week and ready to go out just in time for the warm streak to hit.

Hi all! How is everyone? We are moving this week so it will be a rough one. I have a group of Vorwerk chicks I was going to keep but if anyone is interested in some pm me. They will be fifteen and you can chose the chicks. I do not s*x birds but you are welcome to pick. They are five weeks old this week and ready to go out just in time for the warm streak to hit.

Shout out out to anyone local or anyone who wants to road trip to pick up Vorwerk chicks. I had a super great hatch! Mes...
04/25/2021

Shout out out to anyone local or anyone who wants to road trip to pick up Vorwerk chicks. I had a super great hatch! Message me!

Shout out out to anyone local or anyone who wants to road trip to pick up Vorwerk chicks. I had a super great hatch! Message me!

Good morning all! UPDATE POST! Thank you for your patience if you have been on a waitlist for chicks 🐥 or 🥚. We have bee...
04/22/2021

Good morning all! UPDATE POST! Thank you for your patience if you have been on a waitlist for chicks 🐥 or 🥚. We have been in the middle of preparing our house for sale and it is under contract. I haven’t been very active on here but I haven’t forgotten you all. I also have been following closely the reports on shipping chicks. USPS is still unpredictable and dismal in my opinion and as expensive as shipping is and as valuable as my little loves are I’m not ready to ship them until things improve. The only exceptions will be folks that want to risk overnight shipping and take on the expense of that. It will be ship at your own risk. Believe me I hate it as much as you but losing half or more chicks wouldn’t be cost effective for you either. Sooooo......any of you who are on the chick list you can keep your place and I will offer hatching eggs or you can pass on eggs right now and I will reassess later in the summer or early fall for chicks. I will also be happy for you to pick up in person and I will set eggs to work with those of you who want to take advantage of pickup. I will be contacting you off my list to let you know. This is such a rotten time in history and a crappy situation and I’m so sorry for all of us. I hope you understand! Please message me with questions or requests and I’ll be in touch with everyone soon. Pic for cute factor....😂

Good morning all! UPDATE POST! Thank you for your patience if you have been on a waitlist for chicks 🐥 or 🥚. We have been in the middle of preparing our house for sale and it is under contract. I haven’t been very active on here but I haven’t forgotten you all. I also have been following closely the reports on shipping chicks. USPS is still unpredictable and dismal in my opinion and as expensive as shipping is and as valuable as my little loves are I’m not ready to ship them until things improve. The only exceptions will be folks that want to risk overnight shipping and take on the expense of that. It will be ship at your own risk. Believe me I hate it as much as you but losing half or more chicks wouldn’t be cost effective for you either. Sooooo......any of you who are on the chick list you can keep your place and I will offer hatching eggs or you can pass on eggs right now and I will reassess later in the summer or early fall for chicks. I will also be happy for you to pick up in person and I will set eggs to work with those of you who want to take advantage of pickup. I will be contacting you off my list to let you know. This is such a rotten time in history and a crappy situation and I’m so sorry for all of us. I hope you understand! Please message me with questions or requests and I’ll be in touch with everyone soon. Pic for cute factor....😂

Baby Pita chicks! I have about a dozen left that aren’t claimed. Message me if interested. Pick up only. Erwin NC.
04/08/2021

Baby Pita chicks! I have about a dozen left that aren’t claimed. Message me if interested. Pick up only. Erwin NC.

Hi all! I have a batch of Pita Pinta chicks set to come off in April 6. Some are already claimed but I should have some ...
03/23/2021

Hi all! I have a batch of Pita Pinta chicks set to come off in April 6. Some are already claimed but I should have some extras so if you are interested pm me. These are pick up only but I will be setting for shipping soon. Happy Spring!

Hi all! I have a batch of Pita Pinta chicks set to come off in April 6. Some are already claimed but I should have some extras so if you are interested pm me. These are pick up only but I will be setting for shipping soon. Happy Spring!

Good morning chicken peeps! Just a note to let everyone know I’m going through my waitlist by date received and will be ...
03/15/2021

Good morning chicken peeps! Just a note to let everyone know I’m going through my waitlist by date received and will be contacting folks shortly. We are in the middle of cleaning out and packing up our home in preparation to sell it and are so covered up right now it’s overwhelming. If you message me and I don’t get right back please be patient. 25 years of marriage means tons of life to be cleaned out! Thank you for tuning in and I will update soon!

Good morning chicken peeps! Just a note to let everyone know I’m going through my waitlist by date received and will be contacting folks shortly. We are in the middle of cleaning out and packing up our home in preparation to sell it and are so covered up right now it’s overwhelming. If you message me and I don’t get right back please be patient. 25 years of marriage means tons of life to be cleaned out! Thank you for tuning in and I will update soon!

Good morning chicken friends! Beautiful day today! I just wanted to shout out to anyone who is interested in me setting ...
03/07/2021

Good morning chicken friends! Beautiful day today! I just wanted to shout out to anyone who is interested in me setting some Pita Pinta chicks. I am setting a hatch this week for someone and I’ll be happy to set extras. These would be for local pickup only. Holla back!

Happy Commercialized Love Day! Don’t let it go to waste! 😂
02/14/2021

Happy Commercialized Love Day! Don’t let it go to waste! 😂

Happy Commercialized Love Day! Don’t let it go to waste! 😂

Good morning all! It’s a bit chilly today but sitting on my deck feeling like Spring may be on the way! If you are breed...
02/09/2021

Good morning all! It’s a bit chilly today but sitting on my deck feeling like Spring may be on the way! If you are breeding it’s a great time to deworm your birds and start arranging your breeding pens. Remember hens need at least 30 days with their new man to make sure he’s the baby daddy! I’m seeing a lot of people dealing with worms and asking about treatment. I believe all of his rain allows access to red worms and starts the parasite cycle. There is SO much misinformation out there. Natural remedies are great but been there done that and ended up behind the 8 ball. I’m going to post a list of medications and withdrawal times for them. These are compiled by a vet. I personally use Wazine and follow with Valbazen. I also drop Ivermectin every three months. Hope it helps you!

Good afternoon chicken family! I want to let everyone know I’m working on moving my entire farm page to MEWE for good. I...
01/13/2021

Good afternoon chicken family! I want to let everyone know I’m working on moving my entire farm page to MEWE for good. I will eventually have no FB page. I’m also looking into a simple web page but we have a lot going on here so I’m not sure how long it will take yet. We are putting our house up for sale and will be moving temporarily until we build again. Some of you found me from my individual pages I run for Pita Pinta Asturiana Chickens and Vorwerk of North America. I plan to move those pages as well. I still plan to have my birds and fill my waitlists. If anything changes I will update you. I appreciate you all and hope you are all well. If you want to continue to follow the Hickory Chickery the link to my MEWE page is pinned here at the top. Here are a few photos of some of my lovelies!

Happy Thanksgiving from my little farm to yours!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from my little farm to yours!

Good morning chicken friends! I have some Pita Pinta chicks coming off on Friday. This will be the last hatch of the yea...
11/10/2020

Good morning chicken friends! I have some Pita Pinta chicks coming off on Friday. This will be the last hatch of the year unless it is a hatch by request. These beautiful birds lay dead on 20 weeks and I’ve heard some say a bit earlier. You can have beautiful big eggs by Spring! Message me! Yogurt eating dog for cuteness factor....😂

What a beautiful awesome morning! God is good folks! Except....it’s hawk migration so keep an eye out for your feathered...
10/05/2020

What a beautiful awesome morning! God is good folks! Except....it’s hawk migration so keep an eye out for your feathered family. I have two Red Tails stalking my pens so I’ve been spending a lot of time outside. Most of mine have fishing line but I have a couple that are too big. Time to make some scarecrows I reckon. Anyone that is interested in pullets I have two Pitas that are two months old available. I also have a bonus to go with if interested. Pitas are awesome layers and sweet birds. You won’t be sorry! PM me! Pickup only Erwin NC.

The chickens had some visitors this morning. Everyone was talking quite loudly. I believe the turkeys were trying to ent...
09/17/2020

The chickens had some visitors this morning. Everyone was talking quite loudly. I believe the turkeys were trying to entice them to jailbreak and come over to the wild side! 🦃 🐓 🎉

Good morning! Today I am releasing my Pita Pinta Asturiana. The hens are old enough now and very productive at the momen...
09/16/2020

Good morning! Today I am releasing my Pita Pinta Asturiana. The hens are old enough now and very productive at the moment. I will have to say these are the best all around birds I have ever worked with here. They are sweet, good sized (the boys can be finished between 20-24 weeks and are very nice sized) and are good, regular layers, tough and responsive to the environment. They are a fairly thrifty bird and don’t eat me out of house and home. I do not want to hatch unnecessarily so if you are interested in chicks or eggs pm me.

About the breed:

Breed Purpose: Dual
Comb: single with 5 to 7 points, smaller in hens than in c**ks
Broodiness: occassionally
Climate Tolerance: tolerates heat well
Egg Productivity: 220 per year
Egg Size: 60 grams or 2.12 ounces (L to XL)
Egg Color: burnt cream
Breed Temperament: lively, inquisitive, good forager, and docile
Breed Size: c**k 4.2kg, hen 2.7kg (9.2 and 5.95 pounds)
During the industrialisation of egg laying in Spain in the 1950's the Pita Pinta almost became extinct. Recovery of the breed began between 1980 and 1990. A breeders' association, the Asociación de Criadores de la Pita Pinta Asturiana, was founded in 2003; its 52 members have a total of 1842 birds.(as of 2013) A flock record was established in 2005; at the end of 2013, a total of 2172 birds were recorded.
It is a well proportioned bird incomparable with other chickens, medium-sized, with a rather short tail.
Good foragers. If kept in in semi-liberty they have a well developed maternal character.

La Pita Pinta has a dual ability: eggs and meat. Traditionally the main function of the Pita Pinta in the Asturian farmhouse was egg production so this feature is especially outstanding despite its remarkable size, which also led to the chicken being pastured for it's good quality meat. The dish 'pitu caleya' is a traditional chicken dish served in a rich cognac gravy, typical for the Asturias region.

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather! My ladies are feeling it and enjoying some heat relief. My Pita Pin...
09/08/2020

Hi all! Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weather! My ladies are feeling it and enjoying some heat relief. My Pita Pintas are laying like mad. Here are a few pics of the lads and lassies! The last pic is of my over zealous chicken hating farm help! 😂

Good morning chicken family! I had not planned to hatch until fall but a racc**n killing my best Pita roo and some fault...
08/17/2020

Good morning chicken family! I had not planned to hatch until fall but a racc**n killing my best Pita roo and some faults I found in my Vorwerk causing me to cull them down pushed the timeline up a bit. Here are some chick pics to cheer your day up! First Pita Pinta hatched here at the Chickery! It was a near perfect hatch. If you want to be on the list for either of these breeds for Fall please pm me. I will be hatching to order starting in October based on production.

Stay tuned..... 💕
08/17/2020

Stay tuned..... 💕

Point of lay Vorwerk. 😍
08/17/2020

Point of lay Vorwerk. 😍

Hey friends! It’s always a party on a farm. Even a small one! Remember me posting about the black snake and the bee tree...
08/13/2020

Hey friends! It’s always a party on a farm. Even a small one! Remember me posting about the black snake and the bee tree? It’s a few posts down if you missed it. Well...last night I was locking up after dark. I have one pen that just refuses to go in the coop. I’m not sure why. I have to pick them off the fence every night. I don’t shine the light on them much because they will run and the hornets try to buzz me so I try to operate in the dark as much as possible. I got the first roo and put him in and as I was walking to the coop I heard a thump and a squawk. I figured someone lost their footing. Thank GOD I shined the light on him instead of just grabbing him up. The black snake (pretty sure it’s the bee tree one) was wrapped around my rooster a few times and he was in distress. The snake and the roo hit the ground. I grabbed a shovel and got the snake to let go. I’m not sure how he thought he was going to eat a juvenile rooster but he was trying hard. As much as I appreciate black snakes he had to go. This morning one of the roosters walked over and basically said “suck it!” Lol My new addition to the family Otis (who even pint size would kill a chicken I believe) oversaw the proceedings. 2020....racc**ns, foxes, hornets, snakes, hawks, and possums. Wooweeeee!

Welp, in light of the recent c**napalooza and losing my best Pita roo I have decided to crank up old faithful. I hope th...
07/22/2020

Welp, in light of the recent c**napalooza and losing my best Pita roo I have decided to crank up old faithful. I hope there are some remnants of old boy floating around in my hens (I know how that sounds 🤣.) I was hoping for a break but Murphy’s Law has been the catchphrase of the summer. Cheers to some fluffy butts!

Number 9.
07/17/2020

Number 9.

Good morning chicken friends! I hate to be a whiner but it has been a rough week for chickens. Last night I lost four ma...
07/16/2020

Good morning chicken friends! I hate to be a whiner but it has been a rough week for chickens. Last night I lost four maybe five because I see feathers that didn’t make sense so I may have had one extra. Racc**n. Again. It’s war. These were my new babies so now I’m down to a trio of Leghorn and my only Partridge Barnevelder rooster was killed and my favorite Leghorn rooster. I lost some Penedesenca but I have two of those boys left. It left two dead in the pen and drug the others away. It found a space at the top of my coop to squeeze into. We are shoring up the holes today. I hope y’all are having better luck than I am this year. Worst year ever for predators. 2020 can just fast forward and get on out of here. RIP little dudes.

Good morning all! I hope you are weathering the heat. Dont forget to give your birds some treats. Corn frozen in ice cub...
07/13/2020

Good morning all! I hope you are weathering the heat. Dont forget to give your birds some treats. Corn frozen in ice cubes, watermelon, and plenty of water supplemented with some electrolytes in the hottest days. Make sure you water dispensers are in the shade. I posted before about the racc**n invasion we have had here. We have convinced 8 now to peacefully relocate 👀. I lost my favorite Pita Pinta c**kerel a few nights ago. Oddly there seemed to be two sets of prints around the crime scene and drag marks. I’ll post the pics and see if y’all agree? This was two different coop areas. Racc**n in one and prints in another.

Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day!

Any of you local folks that have a lonely baby or want a give love a chance project, message me. I have this little one ...
07/03/2020

Any of you local folks that have a lonely baby or want a give love a chance project, message me. I have this little one that was injured in shipping and is not growing like the others. It walks a little funny and my older ones are picking on it. It could be that it would grow better not in a crowd because it gets pushed away from the feeder. It needs a pet project mama. If you want this baby holla before it goes across the rainbow bridge.

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White Tail Path
Erwin, NC
28339

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(910) 890-3942

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We raise heritage and rare breed chickens. We strive to bring you breeds that are hardy, productive, and beautiful. We have been breeding since 2013 and continue to improve our birds through selective breeding and humane culling. We rehome birds that do not make our breeding program and do not squeeze chicks. All breeds are sold straight run. Our flocks are given quality feed, clean housing, and are on vitamin and probiotic regimens year round. We do not breed for show birds but we do follow breed standards and in many cases you may get birds from us that are show quality. This is a hobby for us and not a way to make money. If we depended on our chickens to make money we would be in some serious trouble! If we cover their food bill we consider that a win! We try to keep our prices reasonable so that everyone can enjoy having these wonderful rare breeds. I have had many folks ask me “What is the difference in your chickens and Tractor Supply (the $2 chick?) Well, we source our birds from top breeders around the country. We work with them to breed in vigor and hardiness. We feel healthy parents will give you a healthier chick which in turn will live longer and lay longer. We also consider biosecurity here a top priority. We do not allow tours of the farm. It disappoints folks sometimes but it is necessary to keep a closed farm so we can feel secure we are selling healthy stock and not risking the health of the birds we put so much blood and sweat into raising. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and our wish is that you enjoy your feathered family as much as we do!

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I'm very pleased and excited to be entering the Vorwerk world thanks to Christa! Of 18 eggs I placed 17 in the brooder this AM! Woot! Thank you for providing highly fertile and healthy eggs!
Any hatching eggs available?
One of the beautiful boys from your spring hatch that I am fortunate to own.
Hey Christa! I have a friend looking for a rooster. What all do you have available?