THE STORE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
PHONE ORDERS WITH CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AND DOCKSIDE PICKUP ONLY
GARDEN CENTRE PLANTS — We will be delaying our decision to bring in any flowers, vegetable plants or hanging baskets until after Mother’s Day. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we decide if we can put physical-distancing protocols in place to make it safe for our staff, customers and our community.
We are looking forward to the promise of all that spring brings to rural Ontario — Brighter and longer days, warm sunshine on our face, green beginning to emerge from the soil, bringing life back to our farm, yard and gardens once again.
Crop and pasture planning is in the minds of many and we are all anxious to get back on the land and in our yards and gardens. Ask us for help with planning your cereal, forage, pasture and hay seed needs and request recommendations for your farm from our in-house experts.
Speak with Harold to discuss your fertilizer requirements for the coming planting, growing and haying season.
We have Lawn Fertilizer, 28-4-8 with 60% SCU (slow-release nitrogen) for immediate and extended feeding of your lawn. One 25 kg bag covers 10,000 – 11,000 sq. ft for $28.95 per bag. Apply now for a quick spring green-up for your lawn — It will thank you for it!
BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK ORDERS
*ALL BACKYARD POULTRY PICKUP DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
UPDATES AFFECTING BACKYARD POULTRY ORDERS:
@ MAY 25, 2020
WHITE ROCK MEAT CHICKS — There are a few white rocks still available for May 28th pickup date and any pickup dates beyond that should be good supply at this point.
EGG LAYER CHICKS (brown or white) — IMPORTANT: We sincerely apologize, but there are NO EGG LAYER CHICKS AVAILABLE from our hatchery supplier this year due to the pandemic restrictions that the hatching egg supplier is adhering to — We are not taking any orders for layer chicks at this time.
Our hatchery’s hatching-egg supplier has suspended all of their outside sales of both eggs and chicks until the pandemic is over, leaving our hatchery with no supplier for any layer chicks in Ontario at this time. There is a chance, albeit slight, that the hatchery might be able to purchase hatching eggs sometime later this year should the Ontario government continue to ease restrictions — There are no guarantees and we are very sorry.
TURKEY POULTS — Hatchery is sold out of large white turkey poults for May 28th and June 11th pickup dates; Good supply of large white turkey poults beginning with June 25th hatch/pick update and beyond. Mini Classic turkey poults are sold out for May 28th and June 11th pickups; Good supply of mini classic turkey poults for 25th hatch/pickup date and beyond. Availability is always dependent upon hatch performance and hatching egg supply moving forward.
SPECIALTY & CALL DUCKLINGS — IMPORTANT — Due to unforeseen circumstances at the hatchery’s duck breeder, they have CANCELLED ALL PLACED SPECIALTY AND CALL DUCKLING ORDERS (except Pekins) FOR ALL MAY & JUNE PICKUP DATES AND BEYOND until they find out if the breeders will produce sufficient quantity of eggs to start taking duckling orders again — We will post here when we know.
PEKIN DUCKLINGS and GOSLINGS are still on track at this time for the pickup dates noted on our order forms — Availability is always dependent upon hatch performance and hatching egg supply.
GUINEA HEN KEETS — Due to some supply issues which brought on a number of logistical issues, the guinea hen keet supplier, Bird’s Eye View Game Farm, has decided to take over all the sales of all guinea hen keets starting immediately. NO GUINEA HEN KEETS AVAILABLE FOR JUNE 4th or JUNE 11th HATCHES. They assure you that every order that our hatchery had in place will be filled and they will be directly contacting customers shortly to determine if they are still interested in the keets they have ordered, and if so will advise you of any new hatch date. Any new guinea hen keet orders should now be directed to Bird’s Eye Game Farm — 905-349-3008 — or — 905-376-1745 cell; www.birdseyeviewgamefarm.com — All invoicing and payments will be made directly to them. Our hatchery will deliver the keets to us for you to pickup at the store — but there will be no keet deliveries on either June 4 or June 11th. Availability will be dependent upon hatch numbers.
READY-TO-LAY PULLETS — IMPORTANT: ***Ready-to-Lay orders already placed with us for anticipated pickup in June/July are now looking at, hopefully, sometime in AUGUST as demand is up exponentially across the Province and availability is way down, with limited supply at our source. ***Previously-placed orders will be filled in the order that payment was received.
— We are working on a waiting list only for any laying hen orders placed now and are looking at late summer as soonest timeframe for possible availability as demand has increased exponentially.
PLEASE NOTE ***We’re not taking any payments on ready-to-lay pullet orders placed now as we’re oversold for what we believe might be available.
*ALL BACKYARD POULTRY PICKUP DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs offers Day-Old Meat Chicks and Layer Chicks as well as Turkey Poults, Ducklings, Goslings, Pheasants, Call Ducklings and Guinea Keets which are available to order.
We recommend placing all orders early this year as there is an unprecedented, exponential increase in demand for backyard poultry orders being placed with us and everywhere else in the Province. This is mostly due to the current Covid-19 situation, plus hatching eggs are in short supply and hatching percentages are coming in lower and slower than normal. The hatchery we work with is hoping to maintain their hatch dates for day-old meat chicks to the best of their ability, but the date you wish might be later than anticipated or what is typical for us any other year — Your patience and understanding through all this is much appreciated.
Order pick-up dates at our store are scheduled from April through late summer/fall, depending on the breed’s laying season.
DAY-OLD MEAT CHICKS, LAYER CHICKS & TURKEY POULTS Note: Egg Layer chicks are NOT available until at least our July pickup dates and Turkey poults are pushed to June pickup dates (see updates, above) To place your day-old chick or turkey order, please download/print off order form, fill in all information and either drop off at store in person or scan/email your order to email@example.com. Payment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person or call store with your credit card. Once payment is received, your order will go into the hatchery. We will contact you a day or two before the pick-up date of your order to confirm with a better idea when to expect the birds arrival at the store for your pickup day. We will complete your registration as a ‘Family Food Grower’ with CFO (Chicken Farmers of Ontario) if you are new to backyard poultry. We will also register/file online your chick purchases by completing CFO’s Form 300 (a paper copy of which will be available when you pick up your order) which you are required to take along with your birds to the poultry processor. We will also register your turkey poult purchase information with TFO (Turkey Farmers of Ontario) once you’ve picked up your poults.
DUCKLINGS, GOSLINGS, GUINEA KEETS & PHEASANTS Note: ALL Specialty Ducklings and ALL Call Ducklings are UNAVAILABLE FOR BALANCE OF 2020 (see update, above). To place your day-old duckling, gosling, guinea keets or pheasant chicks, please download/print off order form, fill in all the information and either drop off at store or scan/email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person or call store with your credit card. Once payment is received, your order will go into the hatchery. We will contact you a day or two before the pick-up date of your order to confirm with a better idea when to expect the birds arrival at the store for your pickup day.
READY-TO-LAY CHICKENS Note: Waiting list only for any laying hen orders, with July or beyond soonest possible availability — demand is up exponentially and availability is limited throughout the province. IMPORTANT: ***Ready-to-Lay orders ALREADY PLACED with us for June/July pickup are now, hopefully, AUGUST as demand is up exponentially across the Province and availability is way down, with limited supply at our source. ***Previously-placed orders will be filled in the order that payment was received (see update, above).
To place your order for Ready-To-Lay Pullets, please download/print off order form, fill in all the information and either drop off at store or scan/email your order to email@example.com. Payment is due when ordering and can be paid at the store in-person or call the store with your credit card. We will contact you when we know when order pick-up date will be at our store — You can decide then if the pick-up date works for you. ***Order frequency of RTL chickens depends upon adequate order volume, the availability of pullets from supplier and timing of third-party delivery services.
NB: All backyard poultry orders must be picked up in Blackstock on confirmed pickup day – Sorry, no carry-over of birds to the following day or beyond.
Come check out our store offering items for your special farmer, gardener, pet enthusiast, backyard wildlife lover and home-owner — Something for everyone!
WORKBOOTS & WINTER BOOTS
‘TOUGH DUCK’ PARKAS, JACKETS & INSULATED OVERALLS
WINTER HATS, TOQUES, GLOVES & SOCKS
FEEDERS, WATERERS & BACKYARD POULTRY
PET SUPPLIES & TREATS
WILD BIRD SEED & FEEDERS
SNOW SHOVELS, TOOLS, SCOOPS & BROOMS
HARDWARE, TOOLS, OIL & LUBRICANTS
DEER FEED, LICKS, BLOCKS & MINERAL