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Delaware Chickens

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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
Sale Price: $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

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 19 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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Review May 12, 2015
Reviewer: Jeffrey Crane from East Jordan, MI United States  
Chicks all look similar so I can't comment on the breed itself.  Four chicks died within 24 hours of receiving them.  Other chicks doing fine.

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Going to be beautiful May 6, 2015
Reviewer: Deborah Gallagher from Belen, NM United States  
I have never seen Delaware hens before so I
am looking forward to raising these healthy little cheepers.

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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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