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BBQ Special- New!

Starting at: $2.66
First avail: Sep 29, 2021
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Easter Egger- NEW

Starting at: $3.10
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Chocolate Orpington-NEW

Starting at: $5.31
First avail: Oct 6, 2021
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Bielefelder- NEW

Starting at: $5.05
First avail: Sep 29, 2021
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Assorted Marans- NEW

Starting at: $4.72
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Coronation Sussex- NEW

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Isabella Leghorn-NEW

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Mystic Onyx™-NEW

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BBQ Special- New!

Starting at: $2.66
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

Our BBQ Special is an assortment of any male dual-purpose chickens. {{br}}If you want a variety of birds to raise for the dinner table this assortment is for you! They will take a few weeks longer than the Rudd Rangers™ and Cornish Cross Broilers to mature but will produce wonderful meat for your table!

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Easter Egger- NEW

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

Our Easter Eggers are a combination of the traditional American Easter Eggers, which typically has a pea comb, beard and green legs, along with the European version of Easter Eggers, which are called Grünleger, which typically have yellow legs, a single comb, and commonly a tuft on its head. The Grünleger is a hybrid cross between a commercial type Legbar, and brown egg-laying hens, therefore unlike the American Easter Egger, they will not breed true, with only a portion of the offspring laying colored eggs. Overall, the Easter Eggers typically lay colored eggs, but up to 15% of the time you will have one that lays brown or cream eggs. {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 240 Medium Colored Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Active Mature Weight: 4-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold Hardy, Not Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single or Pea Comb

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Chocolate Orpington-NEW

Starting at: $5.31
First avail: Oct 6, 2021

The Chocolate Orpington is a Hoover’s Hatchery™ specialty. It is a cross between a Chocolate Orpington male and a Black Orpington female. The pullets are a rich chocolate brown color. This cross combines the beautiful chocolate color of the Orpington with the superb laying capabilities of the Australorp. These birds make a great dual-purpose bird for any flock as they combine unique plumage color and high egg production with a well-fleshed carcass. This cross also has a docile temperament much like both of its parent breeds. Only pullets are available. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 200 Medium Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Friendly, Calm, Gentle Mature Weight: 8-9 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Often Comb Type: Single Comb

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Bielefelder- NEW

Starting at: $5.05
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

The Bielefelder is a recent import to the U.S. that originated in Bielefeld, Germany. A poultry breeder by the name of Gerd Roth developed the breed by crossing New Hampshires, Malines, Amrocks, and Wyandottes to create an auto-sexing, dual-purpose breed. Auto-sexing means that day-old chicks can be sexed when they hatched based on their coloring. Day-old pullet chicks have brown “chipmunk stripes” on their backs, while cockerel chicks are a much lighter shade and do not have any stripes. Adult Bielefelders are beautiful birds and have a color pattern similar to the crele color pattern found in other breeds. The hens have a brown ground color overlaid with faint bars of white and gray. Males have orange barred hackles, backs, and saddles with the tails and breast being black with white barring. Bielefelders are an excellent dual-purpose breed that lays an abundance of brown eggs while still having a well-fleshed carcass. Sold as straight run only. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 230 X-Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Calm, Curious, Active, Friendly Mature Weight: 6-10 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Assorted Marans- NEW

Starting at: $4.72
First avail: Sep 29, 2021

The Marans breed originated from Marans, France. It is a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament. They tend to be more athletic, taking to foraging, and free ranging more often than other breeds. Marans lay dark brown and dark speckled eggs. If you love brown eggs and beautiful birds, this assortment is for you! {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 200-250 Medium to Large Dark Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Friendly, Easily Handled, Calm Mature Weight: 5-8 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Often Comb Type: Single Comb

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Blue Laced Gold Wyandotte- NEW

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These lacy girls are not 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 one of the most winter-hardy breeds. {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 200 Medium Cream Eggs/Year Temperament: Docile, Friendly Mature Weight: 6-7 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Often Comb Type: Rose Comb

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Coronation Sussex- NEW

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The Sussex is an ancient English breed that hails from Sussex, Surrey, and Kent counties and for centuries was a favorite market bird. They were first imported the U.S. in the early 1900s. They are a white-skinned, dual-purpose breed that lays brown eggs and has an easy-going demeanor. The Coronation Sussex is a relatively new variety and is white with the feathers on the neck having a soft powder blue stripe down the length of each feather. The tail feathers are this same soft blue color. {{br}} {{b}} Sold as straight run only. {{/b}} {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 240 Large Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Alert, Docile, Adaptable Mature Weight: 7-9 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Occasionally Comb Type: Single Comb

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Isabella Leghorn-NEW

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Leghorns are an ancient breed that first originated in Italy and have always been famous for their egg production capabilities. The first Leghorns came to the U.S. starting in the 1820s with frequent importations through the 1850s. From here, the breed was further refined and improved into the breed as we know it today. To this day, they are still recognized as a top egg-producing breed that is highly efficient at converting feed into eggs. They are an active, graceful breed that does well in free-range situations. Isabella Leghorns are a newer variety of Leghorn that feature pastel shades of cream and blue. Hens are an even pastel blue shade with cream-colored hackles and breasts. The hackle and saddle of the males are a cream color with blue striping on each feather while the tail and breast are an even shade of pastel blue. {{br}} {{b}}Sold as straight run only.{{/b}} {{br}} Purpose: Egg Layer Production: 300 Large White Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Flighty Mature Weight: 4-5 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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Mystic Onyx™-NEW

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Mystic Onyx™ were originally developed as a meat bird for a market similar to the Asian Blacks, but upon seeing their beauty, we decided to make these available to the public. These birds were developed from Silkies by crossing with meat birds and selecting for size, and their dark skin and meat. They resemble a Svart Hona or Ayam Cemani in color but typically feature orange-red flares in their plumage, creating a beautiful contrast with their iridescent green plumage and mulberry or black combs, and the occasional tuft on their head. They do come in a variety of colors from orange to red to the more typical black with red flares. These have easily become one of our favorites at the hatchery, as they are also good egg layers of light brown eggs. If you are looking for a standout in your flock, these are a great addition! {{br}} Purpose: Dual-Purpose Production: 225 Medium Light Brown Eggs/Year Temperament: Active, Energetic Mature Weight: 5-6 lbs. Hardiness: Cold and Heat Hardy Broodiness: Rarely Comb Type: Single Comb

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