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Delaware Chicks

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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
Breed Specific Minimum: 5

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 4 Weeks

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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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 23 Write a review.

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Baby chicks June 17, 2015
Reviewer: Erica Buzzell from Brant lake, NY United States  
All chickens arrived safe!

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we r in love June 11, 2015
Reviewer: valerie m from worcester, MA United States  
My kids and I are in love ith the new babies. Thank u for an amazing experience

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Amazing June 9, 2015
Reviewer: John Flowers from Apple Valley, CA United States  
Always great looking chicks as always!
Thank you!

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Excellent June 9, 2015
Reviewer: Jason Tomlin from Lindale, TX United States  
All chicks were in great shape and are thriving.  We were really surprised how soon they arrived.  Thanks!

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Delaware Chickens May 21, 2015
Reviewer: Gary Shaffer from Ironwood, MI United States  
Received 26 healthy chicks, all are still healthy and growing after their first week.

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