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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
Breed Specific Minimum: 5

Availability: Sold Out for 2014

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: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

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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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chicks July 8, 2014
Reviewer: Prairie Burt from Janesville, CA United States  
great service. healthy little chicks

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Delaware Chickens July 7, 2014
Reviewer: Doreen McCabe from Larkspur, CO United States  
Healthy and doing well.

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Seem healthy June 13, 2014
Reviewer: Darlene from Clayton, NC United States  
Have only had them a week but they seem to be doing well.  
Very disappointed in time it took to get my order. Ordered March 20th but did not get shipment until June 5th

Hello Darlene,

I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment in the shipping time frame of your order.  It looks like your order took those 8-10 weeks due to the rarity and availability of the Speckled Sussex Chickens you chose. Please note that some breeds take longer to ship because of their rarity and popularity. We will always wait to ship an entire order at once, as such one rare breed can push back an order significantly.

You can see the breed availability on each individual breed's page under "pricing". We suggest separate purchases if you would like one breed before another. Again, I am sorry for your disappointment, we try our best to make sure our birds arrive promptly and healthy.

Thank you for your review!

Harry, CSR

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