WELCOME TO OUR MINI HOMESTEAD
We believe in sustainable and organic practises. In all of our products, you can expect full environmental responsibility. We have used the highest level of standards in each item we offer you.
Browse through some of the creations we have been working on. Each season we will offer something new
EASTER EGGER READY-TO-LAY NOW AVAILABLE
Thank you all for a successful first season! Hope you are all nicely settled in with your birds. We currently have available Black, Blue, Lavender, Laced, Red, and Brown, and splash Easter Eggers - Way too pretty for the pot!. The hens that have started to lay are a grey blue green colour. The friendly roosters will ensure you have a steady supplier of colourful egg layers next year as well. We currently have a pair of Easter Eggers for $50. 4 Hens and 2 roosters for $150
HANDSOME CAYUGA DRAKES
We have handsome young Cayuga drakes hatched this spring, (these are the hens shown). A gorgeous addition to your pond. Only a few available, they are winter hardy :)
OUR KIDS HAVE ARRIVED!
Introducing Stella and Mimzie
Our two purebred Nigerian Dwarf doelings have arrived from Giffens Glades. Although its going to be quite some time before we get any fresh milk, they are keeping us on our toes, and really fitting into the space nicely. We will have plans for breeding spring/summer 2021. Did you know that during the milking season we can expect up to a LITRE of fresh milk each day!
ABOUT WILLOW BAY NATURALS
How We Got Here
Willow Bay Naturals is a small family based organic homestead located in beautiful cottage country in Eastern Ontario Canada. We offer a collection of products for you from materials found grown, and cared for on our mini homestead. Our custom products range from:
- Creative artisan handmade natural soaps
- 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup made outside over a wood fire
- NEW! 100% Raw Wildflower Honey
- Farm Fresh Eggs from free range chickens
- Hatching Eggs, chicks, ducklings, guinea keets
- Homemade Greeting Cards and Paper crafts made by
Two Sisters in a Craftroom (my Mother and Aunt!)
- Hardy heirloom vegetables, herbs, flowers and starter plants for your own garden.
- COMING SOON Goats milk
- AirBnb Stays NOW AVAILABLE with Covid-19 protocols in place
Our Name: When we purchased this incredible little slice of paradise . We learned a lot about the propertys history from both the previous homeowner and neighbours. It was first built in the 70's and more than 10 years ago, the entire property was apparently all cleared. The home owner immediatley before us was a nature lover and sought to bring back the native plants and trees, and animals. He succeeded by planting 100's of different types of trees, and letting the natural shoreline replenish itself. The rewards are so appreciated . We had heard there was a huge Willow tree on the property that blew down before we bought it, I would have loved that as I have fond memories of a big Willow at my grandparents farm. At the time it collapsed, the owner and taken as many cuttings as he could and literally Johhny Appleseed them all over the property. Although we no longer have 1 beautiful big Willow, we do have dozens of small ones thanks to the conservation efforts of the homeowner before us. Willow Bay has its name from the actions of someone who truly wanted to conserve the area in a natural setting for all.
Our goals are to provide the best value of products without compromising our beliefs of high quality organic materials, that are sustainable and good for our environment, while providing a platform for you to get to share in what we do with tips, videos, and recipes.
Our online store shows available products we have taken care to raise, grow, and create! We have gotten back to our roots and sharing rustic luxury with you, as nature intended.
At the moment we are not shipping, but if you see something you would like, please send us an email, and we will do our best to get it to you. Sign up for our email list, for updates to our shipping.
HATCHING EGGS PER DOZEN
Chicks (Rhode Island Red, Black Star Sex-Link, easter Eggers, and red/laced mix). $3 each or $25/dozen
CAYUGA DUCKS - $4.50 each or $40/dozen AVAILABLE JULY 2020
Ducks (Call ducks and Campbell/Welsh Harlequin mix). $30 - OUT OF STOCK UNTIL SPRING 2021
Guinea Fowl - (Pearl and Pied). $40 - OUT OF STOCK
Farm in a box - $35 - 3 ducklings: 3 guinea, 6 chicks* (21-28 day incubation process) OUT OF STOCK
Day Old Chicks $ 8-$12 OUT OF STOCK
Fully Feathered Chicks (Approx 6 wks) $15
Ready-to-lay $25-$35 N/A until Aug/Sept
PURE MAPLE SYRUP
250 mL $10
500 mL $14
1L - $25
HAND CRAFTED SOAP
HERBS & VEGETABLES
HANDMADE CARDS - TWO SISTERS
$5 per card and up
Call Ducklings $15 - LIMITED
Welsh Harlequin/Campbell mix $15 - LIMITED FOR 2020
NEW Cayuga Ducklings $18 - Limited
Adult Ducks (Mix) $25
MARCH TO JUNE
We had 12 hatches total with about an 65-86% hatch rate, and a 90-98% fertility. We saw easter Eggers in Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, laced, lavender and splash. We Saw Black Star and a couple of Blue Star sex link. We had Rhode Island Reds, and Gold Laced/Red mixes.
APRIL TO JUNE
Grey Campbell/welsh Harlequin mix, Call mixes, Calls - blue bib,blue fawn, mallard, Cayuga. We had approx 50% fertility and 50% hatch rate
APRIL TO JUNE
We saw 75% fertility, and 90% hatch rate. at one point they were "popping out like popcorn"