Your One Stop Chicken Shop
Supporting Norcal with the best Poultry and Supplies since 2013!
5694 Motherlode Drive, Suite C , Placerville, CA, 95667
Tue – Wed:
10:00 – 17:00
Thu – Sat:
09:00 – 18:00
CAPONS: LIVING GARDEN ART
A capon is a castrated (neutered) male chicken. The meat of a capon has been a delicacy in every culture from Ancient Rome to modern day China and certain parts of France for many centuries. Caponization is a surgical procedure performed on a young cockerel, and although it is rare in the Western world in this era, new potential is being seen in it as a process to create wonderful pets for backyard keepers.
A capon does not mount hens, fight with other males (intact or caponized), or behave aggressively. Most importantly of all, they rarely - if ever - crow, making them a wonderful addition to any yard. They nonetheless retain their beautiful feathering and mature to a larger size than any intact rooster.
In the interest of providing beautiful and quiet pets to country and city homes alike, we at The Poultry Palace have had this procedure performed on a small handful of young males excess from our female stock. In order to ensure the capons were castrated correctly - as the surgery can sometimes fail, producing a bird with a combination of capon and cockerel characteristics known as a 'slip' - we raise them to approximately ten months to one year of age, to ensure they are non-aggressive, quiet, and healthy.
Capons are some of our more expensive poultry, since we must raise them to at least ten months of age to ensure they are correctly caponized. Depending on breed, they will vary from $75-$150 each.
All capons pictured below are available now!
EMMETT THE EASTER EGGER
Emmett is a very beautiful red and blue Easter Egger capon. He is a bit skittish, but will be a stunning addition to your flock. He is one of our smaller capons - a real affordable light eater with equal beauty as his larger brothers!
Emmett will be $100.00
ERIC THE EASTER EGGER
ETHAN THE EASTER EGGER
EARL THE EASTER EGGER
EZEKIEL THE EASTER EGGER
EAGAN THE EASTER EGGER
ELTON THE EASTER EGGER
ELLIOT THE EASTER EGGER
A Different Kind of Feed Store
We are a family business nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, in the town of Placerville, California. Since opening our doors in 2012, we have committed to offering the highest standard of service. We are not your average feed store - in addition to offering happy, healthy poultry and the best feed and supplies money can buy, we offer advice that you can trust; every member of our staff has kept poultry for a decade or longer and can offer expertise in almost any aspect of poultry keeping. New to poultry? Have a question? Just ask!
Products & Services
We carry everything you need for raising chickens or any other poultry, whether you are just beginning or a seasoned poultry keeper.
Sexed Day Old Chicks
GUARANTEED FEMALE juvenile pullets
Bar Ale feed for all varieties of poultry and livestock
High quality coops of both prefabricated and hand-built styles
Feeders and waterers for any size flock
Supplements, vitamins, and treatments
Breeding supplies, including identification bands
Gifts and art for the chicken lover in your life
We are a family owned and operated business!
Meet Our Team
James "Jay" LeRoy - Owner-Operator
Jay opened his doors for business in 2012, but has had a lifelong passion for poultry and has now raised chickens and other species for over 40 years. This passion originated when he joined 4-H as a child and raised poultry for show. He takes a practical approach to poultry husbandry, but gives each of his birds the utmost individual attention (especially his breeding stock) and treats them with care and kindness. In addition to putting all the work into raising our sale stock, he breeds Seramas and LeRoy Orpingtons for pets and exhibition.
Nikki Kimbrough - Employee
Nikki has worked with the business nearly from the beginning, before a storefront was even acquired. She now helps out one or two days a week at the storefront, but mainly assists us in tending and cleaning our growing barns and chick facilities, where all of our birds get a happy and healthy start. Her two children make great "socializers" for our young birds as well, and whenever she is cleaning our barns they can be found handling and holding our young stock.
Susan LeRoy - Phone Lines and Bookkeeping
Susan is Jay's mother and has helped run the business since it was founded. She is invaluable to us and helps out with running the phones, keeping our books, and making sure everyone stays in line. Though she does not have any birds at the moment, she has raised poultry since her childhood and it was her encouragement which allowed Jay to discover his passion