Delaware

$3.35$4.75

Delaware Chickens were originally developed in the state of Delaware in the 1940’s, by crossing Barred Plymouth Rocks and New Hampshire Chickens.  In the days before the Cornish-Rock Cross, they were the most popular broiler birds and are still a top pick for those looking for a sustainable heritage breed flock.  Delaware Chickens are a cold hardy breed that makes a great dual-purpose bird which matures early.  The males mature quickly, and the females make great egg layers.  Females are good setter and tend to go broody and make great mothers.  The Delaware breed does well in free range environments and fit well in backyard flocks.  They are calm and docile birds making them a great addition to any flock.  The Delaware is a beautiful mostly white bird, with black and white tail and neck feathers.  Delaware chickens have a single comb, clean legs and yellow skin.  This dual-purpose breed features excellent egg production of nice large to jumbo brown eggs and has superior meat characteristics.

Approx. 200-260 Lg Brown Eggs/Yr | Weight: Males 8 1/2# & Females 6 1/2#

Available February – September

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
Female = 3
Male = 1
Total of 3 birds to ship

Qty Female St Run Male
3+ $4.75 $3.85 $3.35
6+ $4.75 $3.85 $3.35
15+ $4.75 $3.85 $3.35
25+ $4.75 $3.85 $3.35
50+ $4.75 $3.85 $3.35
100+ $4.75 3.85 $3.35

There is a small order fee ($25.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry.

Description

Delaware Chickens were originally developed in the state of Delaware in the 1940’s, by crossing Barred Plymouth Rocks and New Hampshire Chickens.  In the days before the Cornish-Rock Cross, they were the most popular broiler birds and are still a top pick for those looking for a sustainable heritage breed flock.  Delaware Chickens are a cold hardy breed that makes a great dual-purpose bird which matures early.  The males mature quickly into table birds and the females make great egg layers.  Females are good setter and tend to go broody and make great mothers.  The Delaware breed does well in free range environments and fit well in backyard flocks.  They are calm and docile birds making them a great addition to any flock.  The Delaware is a beautiful mostly white bird, with black and white tail and neck feathers.  Delaware chickens have a single comb, clean legs and yellow skin.  This dual-purpose breed features excellent egg production of nice large to jumbo brown eggs and has superior meat characteristics.  They are considered a rare breed still in the United States.

Approx. 200-260 Lg Brown Eggs/Yr. | Weight: Males 8 1/2# & Females 6 1/2#

  • Poultry Show Class: American
  • Weights: Hen:  6 1/2 lbs.       Rooster:  8 1/2 lbs.
  • Purpose and Type: Production, Eggs & Meat
  • Color of Egg Shell: Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-260 eggs per year.
  • Egg Size: Large-Jumbo
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Broody: Setter
  • Country of Origin: United States, Delaware
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection in 1952.
  • ALBC: Critical Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
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Additional information

Sex

Male, Straight Run, Female

Desired Hatch Week

April 24, 2023, May 1, 2023, May 8, 2023, May 15, 2023, May 22, 2023, June 5, 2023, June 12, 2023, June 26, 2023, July 10, 2023, July 17, 2023, July 24, 2023, July 31, 2023, August 7, 2023, August 14, 2023, August 21, 2023, August 28, 2023, September 4, 2023, September 11, 2023, September 18, 2023, September 25, 2023, October 2, 2023