We specialize in Silver based Marans and Gold Crele Legbars! Current possible colors in Marans are Black Silver, Blue Silver, Recessive White, and Splash(silver based)
This Marans flock has been locally bred in Montana for 7 years from two lines, Rodney Reeves and Greenfire. Parent flock free ranges when possible. We also have Golden Crele and Cream Legbars, from AB lines!
JL bar has been a working family brand in Central Montana for over 100 years at our family homestead near Flatwillow. JL bar farms seeks to carry on that tradition into the future, with a convenient location near Billings!
It has been 5 months since hatching the poults out this year! The cockerels and the young turkey jakes and jennies love actively foraging among the hay stubble in the field next to the barn. Next year's breeders will be selected from this group. I am very excited about the Sweetgrass trio and the Tri colored mottled slate jake!
Hatching eggs are avaliable for 40$ per dozen. there are turkey and chicken eggs avaliable.
Hatching has started! A variety of colors avaliable, call to check what has hatched this week! 10$ ea unsexed
Juveniles won't be avaliable until late spring, when winter growouts become ready.
Hatching has started for poults! We have a rainbow of colors possible this year due to the diversity of the parent flock, call for details! 15$ each unsexed
Now hatching! call to check for avaliability! Mostly gold crele legbars with the occasional cream legbar. 15$ for pullets, 5$ for cockerels
We can help with your chicken and turkey questions!
The history of the JLbar brand goes back over 100 years ago to a small ranch in Petroleum County in Montana. Still in use today, the JLbar is a right side 2 part cattle brand used by my parents, established by my great great great grandfather.
Although the current farm near Billings has been in the family since 1989, we are seeking to build something more than just the townhouse location of the ranch. The current goal is for a modest business to allow for the care of three children and a disabled husband while still being at home utilizing a love of poultry breeding to start. Goals for future expansion could include beef, jams, expanding the orchard, or even goats or sheep! We want to bring something to the table in Yellowstone county.
As one of only a handful of registered NPIP flocks in the state of Montana, we can offer you locally bred eggs and hatched chicks that are healthy and able to cross state lines legally. These birds get blood tested yearly by a veterinarian and are visited regularly, and are part of the state NPIP registry. If you are looking to stay local, this is where to get beautiful purebred heritage poultry!