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Delaware Chickens

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Delaware Chicks

Quantity Discount Levels
Num. Birds 1-24 25-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.69 $3.59 $3.39 $2.99
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Price: $3.69
Spring Sale: $3.32
Breed Specific Minimum: 5

Availability: Hatching and Shipping in May

Chicken Gender

Chicken Gender*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)
Females (Day-Old Pullets) [Add $0.60]
Males (Day-Old Cockerels) Please Mark Males [Subtract -$0.40]

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Delaware Chickens

The Delaware Chicken is relatively new American Breed developed in the 1940s by George Ellis in Delaware. The Delaware Chicken was developed by crossing the New Hampshire Red with a Barred Plymouth Rock successfully attempting to maintain the excellent egg production of both breeds while increasing the meat value.

Successfully creating an excellent dual purpose meat breed, the Delaware Chicken was a short lived leader in the broiler production industry until the creation of the Cornish Rock Cross that dominates the industry today. The Delaware Chicken is still an ideal choice for a back yard bird with good meat quality and quantity, and excellent production of large brown eggs.

One reason the Delaware Chicken breed is such a valued meat bird is because its offspring are predominately white feathered; and white feathers do not leave spots on the carcass when plucked. Delaware Roosters can be mated with New Hampshire Red Hens and Rhode Island Red Hens to produce chicks with the white Delaware color pattern.

Delaware Chickens are a great choice for a backyard or barnyard chicken breed that will perform well in the cold and is docile in nature. This breed will produce excellent numbers of large brown eggs and are relatively easy to maintain. Truly an ideal standard breed.
Product Facts

Delaware Chicken Info

  • Adult Weight - Male: 8 pounds ; Female: 6 pounds
  • Color - Mostly white plumage with some black feathers around the neck and at the tip of the tail
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: Meat and Egg Production
  • Egg Production - Good
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Country of Origin -United States

Services and Accessories for this Product
Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks
Price: $12.49

Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 16 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Yeah!!!!! They're finally here March 30, 2015
Reviewer: Janet Rigo from CRESTVIEW, FL United States  
All arrived safe and are thriving.

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awesome chicks March 20, 2015
Reviewer: Lisa R from Geneva, IL United States  
chicks are healthy and growing.  Very happy with our order of chicks.

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Delaware Chickens July 31, 2014
Reviewer: Kimberly from Colorado  
They are all fine.  Beautiful and happy little chickens.  Very healthy growing great.  No problems with any of the baby chicks.  Happy, happy, happy.  Thank you.

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Deleware Chickens July 24, 2014
Reviewer: Susan Russell from Ascutney, VT United States  
Hearty chics that came through being shipped hearty and healthy.  Easy to handle and sweet.

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Delaware July 8, 2014
Reviewer: Ray Shepherd from Santaquin, UT United States  
The Delaware's I ordered all arrived vigorous, and healthy, no need to show them how to eat or drink they went right to it like it was old hat. I am very pleased with my experience with E-Fowl and would buy again, Thanks

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