Available Today

Birds Available Today

All postings, prices and availability may change at anytime. 

 

No birds are held until a 50% deposit is paid and the order is confirmed..

We do not allow the public onto our back farm with the birds as this is a major biosecurity issue especially with Avian Flu around. 
Please research the breeds before arriving. 

All chickens are Mareks and Coccidia Vaccinated and GUARANTEED HENS

Hatched week of 5/03

Olive Eggers
Speckled Sussex

Hatched week of 5/24

Olive Eggers
Salmon Faverolles
Speckled Sussex
Lavender Orpingtons

Hatched week of 6/13

Barred Rocks
Buff Orpingtons
Lavender Orpingtons
Speckled Sussex
Golden Laced Wyandottes
Black Copper Marans
Salmon Faverolles

HATCHED week of 6/28

Olive Eggers
Cream Legbars
RI Reds
Barred Rocks
Buff Orpingtons
Speckled Sussex
Black Copper Marans
Salmon Faverolles
 

HATCHED WEEK OF 7/11

Olive Eggers
Lavender Orpingtons
Blue Copper Marans
Cream Legbars
Buff Orpingtons
Speckled Sussex
Salmon Faverolles
 

HATCHED WEEK OF 8/5

 Olive Eggers
Cream Legbars
Buff Orpingtons
Salmon Faverolles
RI Reds
Blue Jersey Giants
Golden Laced Wyandottes
Silver Laced Wyandottes
Giant Cochins
Black Copper Marans

General Pricing
May change at anytime

Few days old chick $10
Over a few days old chicks $15
up to 3 weeks old $15-20
4-6 weeks old $20-25
6-8 weeks old $25-30
Over 8 weeks old $30-40

All postings, price and availability may change at anytime. No birds are held until a 50% deposit is paid and the order is confirmed. 




We are NPIP certified healthy and AI Free by RI DEM


CHICK SALE

Big Bird Sale

Saturday May 14th 10-4pm

10 day-old Chicks $15 each

– We include a 24 hour alive and well Guarantee –
Mystic Marans
Russian Orloffs
Lavender Orpingtons
Mottled Javas
Silver Wyandottes
Speckled Sussex
Blue Wyandottes
Anconas
Sicilian Buttercups
Crele Penedesenca
Salmon Faverolles
Cream Legbars

 

We also usually have older chicks and pullets available on our Today’s Yard Sale page.

Preorders should be placed by Wednesday of each week for pickup the following weekend. We will not promise any preorders placed after Wednesday unless we receive a deposit and you receive an email confirming the deposit.

As of May 14th we will no longer offer 4 day old chicks. All birds will be offered at 10 days old for their health and well-being.




We are NPIP certified healthy and AI Free by RI DEM


Muscovy Ducks

We have hatched and raised several duck breeds. However, absolutely none can compare with the uniqueness, the adaptability, the pure pleasure, and the usefulness of the Muscovy duck. Native to South America, their original name was “Musco duck” because they ate so many mosquitos. The Russian Muscovites were one of the first to import them to their country. Being very hardy, Muscovies are still roaming wild in the South American jungles today. Even here in North America, several states, such as Florida and Georgia, have wild Muscovies. These “wild” Muscovies are responsible for eating literally millions of pests every year. Were it not for them, these states would undoubtedly have more millions of “pests” that like to dine on people.

Muscovies come in several colors. Probably the most numerous is the White. Then there is the Pied (about half black and half white, but actually any Muscovy that has black and white coloring is called a Pied), buff, brown, chocolate, lilac, and blue. There are also several other color combinations. We even have some Muscovies that have the feather pattern of a Barred Plymouth Rock. Dark-colored ducks have brown eyes. Whites, lilacs, and blues usually have grey colored eyes. Healthy ducks that have black coloring should have a greenish sheen in the right sunlight.

Muscovies have a “crest” on the top of their heads that they can raise at will. During the mating season, a male sill often raises this crest to fend off other males and claim his dominance. He will also raise this crest to impress the females and help to get them in the “mood” for mating. Muscovies communicate with one another by wagging their tails and raising and lowering their heads at one another.

Muscovies are excellent flying ducks. As a matter of fact, given their preference, they like to roost in trees. If you provide a house or duck shelter for them with “perches” or “roosts,” they will get on these at night. Be careful of the claws on the ducks. They have these to help them cling on to the roost. I have never seen them use these claws to scratch the coil. If you do not want your Muscovies to fly, you can clip off the third section of one wing before the ducklings are one week old. When we do this, we use “Blood Stop Powder,” even though they very seldom bleed very much. While this might seem a bit cruel, it is necessary for people in the commercial Muscovy duck business to do this, otherwise, the ducks could all fly off.

Many individuals believe that Muscovies are more of a goose than a duck. For instance, they do not quack without reason like being grabbed, but they dont just quack throughout the day. Many people like this trait since they are “quiet” ducks. The males make a “hissing” sound while the females make a sound known as a “pip.” This “pip” is a very exotic sounding call. It is somewhat similar to a flute quickly alternating between the notes F and G. Also, their eggs take longer to hatch than other duck eggs — 35 days. Unlike all other breeds of ducks, Muscovies did not originate from the wild Mallard.

Mature drakes (males) will weigh anywhere from 12 to 15 pounds, while the females (ducks) actually weigh from 8 to 10 pounds. The females are much smaller than the males. Both sexes have what is known as a “caruncle” on their head.

Muscovy eggs are delicious and are used in many dishes prepared by individuals or by famous cooks. Their taste is rich and they are considered a delicacy. And Muscovy meat is one of the healthiest meats on the market today, being 98 percent or greater fat-free. Many people say that the breast meat of a Muscovy is hard to tell from a Sirloin steak. Famous chefs know this and use Muscovy meat in a number of ways. They have become experienced at cutting and preparing the meat for various delicacies. It is even ground up and used as hamburger in a variety of dishes. Individuals who are required to be on a low-fat diet know that the meat is not only great tasting but very nutritious. And, being so lean, meat from the Muscovy duck is not greasy as is the case with other ducks. Some say that the meat tastes a lot like expensive ham. Others say it is hard to tell from other expensive cuts of meat.

So, what do ducks eat … and more specifically, what do Muscovy ducks eat? Once people find out what Muscovies like to dine on, then this duck becomes a must for their farm or estate. Every year, our neighbors complain about the flies and mosquitos that they have to put up with. They purchase lots of chemicals and go to a lot of work to keep these pests down. However, we use nothing except the Muscovy duck itself. Muscovies love to eat flies, maggots, mosquitos, mosquito larva, slugs, bugs of all sorts, black widow spiders, the brown fiddleback spider, and anything else that creeps and crawls. As a matter of fact, they will search in, under, around, and through places to find these tasty morsels. They will even eat ants and destroy ant dens. The Heifer Project Exchange of Africa quotes a development worker in Togo reporting that the local people were not bothered by flies because their Muscovy ducks killed them all. They even slaughtered some ducks, opened the crops, and found that the Muscovies had their crops filled with dead flies. The organization ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) has reported the same findings. In addition, a Canadian study of fly controls with dairy goats found that Muscovies caught 30 times more houseflies than commercial flytraps, baits or flypaper. The ducks also ate spilled feed and the flies that were in the feed, along with any maggots that happened to be there. In addition, Muscovy ducks love roaches and eat them like candy.

As for commercial feed we want to feed a high protein feed. We start babies on a 28 percent Gamebird Starter. We will feed this until the ducks are mature and begin to lay, at which time we will change their feed to a 20 percent Protein Laying Pellet. Young ducks are kept on a restricted diet so that they will be encouraged to look for pests.” Mature ducks, on the other hand, when they begin to drop eggs, have feed before them at all times. This method of feeding helps to increase egg production. Even with feed readily available, the Muscovies continue to search for bugs. On many farms that have Muscovy ducks, about the only feed the mature ducks get is what is spilled in the various pens and in the feed houses. In cleaning this feed up, the Muscovies are making use of a product that would otherwise be wasted, as well as keeping down the mice and rat population that would be likely to eat this feed and multiply.

Some people will tell you that Muscovy ducks are hard to hatch. Actually, we have hatched them for years and have had very good results. The best “incubator,” however, is a Muscovy duck hen. She will lay anywhere from 8-15 eggs and set. (Sometimes more.) Many times, she will hatch every egg. And, she will do this three or four times a year, depending on your climate. In addition, she is one of the best mothers of all.

Many people like to have the Muscovies on their lake or pond. The Muscovies will eat a lot of the algae and weeds. What about their dropping? While it is true that the Muscovy duck, just like other creatures, will “go” when the pain hit, their droppings are a natural part of the ecosystem and are easily biodegrade.

Are Muscovy ducks aggressive? No. It almost seems that the Muscovies are trying to “talk” when they come up to you, wag their tails like a dog, and look up at you as if to say, “Got a treat?” About the only time a Muscovy male might be aggressive would be toward another male during breeding season. Females will also be “picky” about protecting their young, so we give them their space. So are they nasty? Absolutely not. As stated earlier, their droppings are soft and are very easily biodegradable. We use the manure from Muscovies in our garden every year since it is rich in nitrogen. 

Muscovy ducks like to breed with other muscovies. However, if you have a single muscovy male or female, he or she will breed with whatever duck is available. These ducklings are called “mules” because they are sterile and cannot produce offspring. Many people will deliberately cross Muscovies with a Mallard duck and get a Moulard. They use this duck for meat.

In conclusion, Muscovy ducks are my favorite duck. Each one seems to have his or her own unique personality. We find them interesting to watch, friendly, and just fun to have around the place. If I could have only one breed of poultry, it would be the Muscovy duck.

Guaranteed Hens

Large Fowl Hen Warranty

We offer a guarantee that large fowl chicks and pullets will be hens. All purchases must be registered within 24 hours. The warranty is good for 6 months from the hatch date. If a bird should become a rooster, contact us and then we will schedule a time to return the rooster to us and we will offer a credit towards another bird or a store credit both of our determination.

*Excludes bantam chicks, waterfowl and guineas.

We reserve the right to void any warranty at anytime.
Chick Hatchery

Is Koops Coops a Chick Hatchery?

Koops Coops is a small chicken farm in Rhode Island that acquires many different breeds of chicks and often raises them to 3 month old and then offers them for sale to the nearby community year round. We do not ship birds but we do offer local delivery. We do hatch several different breeds of chickens each year but many of our ladies are hatchery birds from other farms.

All of our birds are NPIP certified, Marek’s and Coccidia vaccinated, dewormed and mite-free. We guarantee our pullets are hens and will give you another bird if it turns into a rooster. We do not guarantee chicks but we usually only order hens so they should be hens unless otherwise stated. Bantam chicks for example are always straight run.

In our online store we also offer many supplies that we have found to be perfect for chicken tendering.