HOURS: Weekdays 8 am – 5:30 pm /// Saturday 8 am – 2 pm
Serving our community for over 36 years, our mission is to provide quality products and services at competitive pricing with honesty and integrity in a supportive atmosphere. We strive to build a strong customer relationship that supports client goals to profitably grow their business.
We aspire to enhance the home and garden experience of farmers, hobbyists and home-owners and offer a professional business personality with a ‘down-home’ feeling in our face-to-face customer service relationships.
We strive to get to know any new customers as they come in and endeavour to create lasting, loyal relationships with them — Essentially, our customers become our friends 🙂
Join us at the Orono Co-op on Saturday, September 12 for our Annual General Meeting and Crop Expo!
STORE INFORMATION UPDATE
We have prepared our store to safely re-open — We ask that you follow the safety measures and store/warehouse restrictions to ensure your safe shopping experience while providing employees with a safe working environment:
- Only 3 customers in the store at one time
- One family member only per visit
- Sanitize your hands on entry
- Practice safe physical-distancing of minimum 6 feet (2 metres)
- Warehouse is strictly off-limits to customers
- No public washrooms available
We still encourage email, call-in & curbside pick-up when possible.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our business as we work through this pandemic serving the needs of our farm, garden and home community!
BACKYARD POULTRY FLOCK ORDERS
UPDATES AFFECTING BACKYARD POULTRY ORDERS @ June 15, 2020 —
***ALL BACKYARD POULTRY PICKUP DATES ARE SUBJECT TO HATCH PERFORMANCE AND HATCHING EGG SUPPLY AND MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
WHITE ROCK MEAT CHICKS — Sold out for June 25th pickup date; Good availability for July pickup dates and beyond.
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.
TURKEY POULTS — Sold of large white turkey poults for June 25th pickup date, with a limited supply of large white turkey poults for July 16th hatch/pick up date and good supply for July 30th.
SPECIALTY & CALL DUCKLINGS — IMPORTANT: Due to circumstances at the hatchery’s duck breeder, they have CANCELLED ALL PLACED SPECIALTY AND CALL DUCKLING ORDERS (except Pekins) 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 — Pekins are sold out for June 25th and limited supply for July 15th hatch/pickup date. Good supply of both pekins and goslings for our July 30th hatch/pickup date.
GUINEA HEN KEETS — Due to some supply issues which brought on a number of logistical issues, the hatchery’s guinea hen keet supplier, Bird’s Eye View Game Farm, has decided to take over all the sales of all guinea hen keets. Any new guinea hen keet orders should now be directed to Bird’s Eye Game Farm (www.birdseyeviewgamefarm.com 905-349-3008 — 905-376-1745 cell ) — 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 –Availability will be dependent upon hatch numbers.
READY-TO-LAY PULLETS — IMPORTANT: ***Ready-to-Lay orders already placed with us are now looking at sometime in AUGUST as earliest pickup date. Demand is up exponentially across the Province and availability is way down, with limited supply at our source. We are working on a waiting list only for any laying hen orders placed now. ***Previously-placed orders will be filled in the order that payment was received.
We recommend placing all backyard poultry 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 at this time (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 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. 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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