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Delaware Chicks

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Num. Birds 1-24 25-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.39 $3.29 $3.09 $2.99
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Price: $3.39
Spring Sale! Price: $3.19
Breed Specific Minimum: 5


Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 4-6 Weeks

Chicken Gender

Chicken Gender*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)
Females (Day-Old Pullets) [Add $0.48]
Males (Day-Old Cockerels) [Subtract -$0.48]

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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

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

Services and Accessories for this Product
Basic Chick Care Package
Price: $4.99

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Baby Chick Care Package - Shipped with and Order of Baby Chicks
Brooder Thermometer for Chicken Shipment
Price: $2.00

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Brooder Thermometer - Farm Supply, Brooding Equipment, Baby Chick Thermometer
Deluxe Chick Care Package with Medication
Price: $24.99

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Deluxe Baby Chick Care Package - Shipped with and Order of Baby Chicks
Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks
Price: $12.49

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Marek's Disease Vaccination for Chicks


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Talkers and adorable! April 14, 2014
Reviewer: Anna Stewart from Littleton, CO United States  
cute, feisty gals!  having a minor problem with pasty bottoms (not likely related to shipping or hatch), but are otherwise fine.

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