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Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

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Asian Black

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Barred Rock

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Silver Laced Wyandotte

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Buff Orpington

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Black Australorp

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Cinnamon Queen

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Gold Laced Wyandotte

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Speckled Sussex

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Black Jersey Giant

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Welsummer

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Light Brahma

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Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

Starting at: $2.46
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

This assortment may include any bird in the Dual-Purpose category or that has a Dual-Purpose label and it is based on availability. You will love the flexibility that most of these breeds offer, they are all great egg layers and make great additions to your dinner table. Breeds that may be included in your assortment may be Asian Black, Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Black Jersey Giant, Buff Orpington, Delaware, New Hampshire, or Rainbow depending on the availability on your chosen hatch day.

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Asian Black

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

The Asian Black was originally developed as a slower growing meat bird, but has proved itself has a productive egg layer as well. The males can reach market weight in 10 to 12 weeks, and the females take 15 weeks. It’s striking colors with a blue/green hue on the black and red feather pattern makes it a beautiful addition to any flock. It is a hardy bird that can adapt to many growing conditions. Less than 5% of this flock hatches out a buff color as shown in the breed photo. {{br}} APPROX 250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Barred Rock

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

Plymouth Rocks are as beautiful and productive as they are easy to care for. In 1620 a travel weary band of pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. Years later an ideal backyard chicken breed was named in honor of this famous site. They link the flock owner with American history while yielding abundant eggs and tasty meat. In bygone days when nearly every farm had a chicken flock the utility and beauty of these birds made them the breed of choice. Few birds are as stunningly real as a Plymouth Rock strolling across a summer lawn. With a New England heritage, they don't let January's blizzards interrupt laying. {{br}} APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 9.5 LBS. FEMALE 7.5 LBS.

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Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

These lacy girls aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage and one of the most winter hardy of all breeds. Columbian Wyandotte and Blue Laced Red Wyandotte sold as straight run only. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Buff Orpington

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First avail: Aug 3, 2021

One of the best breeds for newcomers to chickens, and for families with young children. Named for the English town where they were developed, Orpingtons come in several feather colors but all are big quiet birds with fluffy feathers that keep them toasty warm during frigid weather. Buff Orpingtons are the most common color and lay about 220 brown eggs a year. {{br}} APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Black Australorp

Starting at: $2.76
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

The Australorp, an Australian breed, was selected for its high egg production, and was developed primarily from Black Orpingtons that were exported from England in the 1890s to early 1900. Australian breeders selected these large Black Orpingtons because of their efficient egg production and Orpington shape. Today, the Australorp is still a favorite egg producer in small and backyard flocks. Despite their record-breaking egg production, they are still considered a dual-purpose breed that grows at a good rate and has a well-fleshed carcass. The plumage is pure black with an intense beetle-green sheen that is breathtaking when seen in the sunlight. Their legs and toes are also black while the bottoms of the feet are white. {{br}} APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Cinnamon Queen

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First avail: Aug 3, 2021

A beloved breed that takes the best qualities from its parents, a Rhode Island Red rooster and a Silver Laced Wyandotte hen. The Cinnamon Queens are wonderful egg layers and can take the cold hardiness of winter, ensuring that you will have eggs all year long.{{br}} APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Gold Laced Wyandotte

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First avail: Aug 3, 2021

Wyandottes aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers. They are also great egg layers. Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. Developed in New York, they are quiet, easy to manage and are of the most winter hardy of all breeds. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

Speckled Sussex originated in England near AD 43, making them one of the oldest known breeds. The oldest and most common coloring is the speckled breed that has dark brown or mahogany colored feathers, and some black and blue feathers with white ends making the speckles show throughout their plumage.APPROX. 240 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 9 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Black Jersey Giant

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First avail: Aug 3, 2021

In the late 1800's New Jersey breeders created a chicken designed to rival the meatiness of the turkeys back then. The massive Black Jersey Giant was the result of merging the genetics of several large breeds. Later the White Jersey Giant was created. They grow slowly but eventually are a third larger than most other heavy breeds. These birds are ideal for anyone wanting an impressive hen that lays about 240 extra-large eggs annually. When younger, the birds will mature relatively quick, but they tend to reach a marketable meat weight slower than other breeds. It can take up to 9 months for this bird to fill out its meat proportions. {{br}} APPROX 240 X-LARGE EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 9 LBS.

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Welsummer

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

The Welsummer hen lays large eggs which are a terracotta dark brown, often with dark speckles. It is a light, friendly, and intelligent breed, with rustic-red and orange color. Like the Marans the Welsummer tends to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: DARKER BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS

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Light Brahma

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Aug 3, 2021

This perfect backyard chicken breed is named for India’s Brahmaputra River. The breed probably came to the United States on Nineteenth Century sailing ships or it may have been developed here from other Asian breeds. Either way, Brahmas are enormous. Hens weigh about 10 pounds with loose fluffy feathers that make them look even bigger. Feathers cover their feet and shanks, keeping them warm in winter. Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. Hens lay about 200 medium-sized brown eggs annually, sometimes go broody, and are attentive mothers. APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 18 LBS. FEMALE 14 LBS.

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