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We want to ensure that we get your order shipped as soon as possible, so we have temporarily increased our minimum chick and bantam quantity per breed and sex to 5. Our minimum per order is still 15 chicks and 20 bantams.

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Hatchery Choice Rare

Starting at: $2.82
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Welsummer

Starting at: $3.76
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Prairie Bluebell Egger™

Starting at: $4.52
First avail: Dec 2, 2020
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Ancona

Starting at: $4.56
First avail: Feb 3, 2021
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Appenzellar Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.47
First avail: Feb 3, 2021
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Barnevelder

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Jan 6, 2021
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Hatchery Choice Rare

Starting at: $2.82
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

Hatchery Choice Rare will be any assortment of rare breeds based on availability from any bird that has a "Rare Breed" banner. The assortment will not include bantams. Breeds that could be included in this assortment: Partridge Plymouth Rock, Midnight Majesty Marans™, Sapphire Olive Egger™, Speckled Sussex, Blue Andalusian, Silver Lakenvelder, Cuckoo Marans, French Black Copper Marans, French Cuckoo Marans, French Wheaten Marans, Welsummer, Barnvelder, Prairie Bluebell Egger™, Starlight Green Egger™, Olive Egger, Salmon Faverolles, Cochins, Turkens, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, Columbian Wyandotte, Light Brahma, Buff Brahma, Dark Brahma, Lavender Orpington. There is no guarantee which breeds will be included. This is based on availability on the day of hatch.

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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

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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Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

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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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

The Maran breed originates from a town called 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. These tough birds make a great addition to any backyard flock. APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS.

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Welsummer

Starting at: $3.76
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

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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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

These Columbian Wyandottes aren't all show with their elegantly patterned feathers, they make great egg layers too! Wyandottes are one of the most strikingly beautiful chickens to grace a backyard flock. They were developed in New York, have a quiet temperament, and are one of the most winter hardy breeds. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7LBS FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Prairie Bluebell Egger™

Starting at: $4.52
First avail: Dec 2, 2020

Our Prairie Bluebell Egger™ lays a novel blue egg but produces higher quality eggs than a pure Araucana. This breed was created by crossing Araucanas and White Leghorns, this creates a chicken that lays a large quantity of eggs that have blue shells. The Prairie Bluebell Egger™ is an active bird that is very good at foraging. They are lightweight and do not eat as much as larger breeds. Plumage color varies considerably among individuals, so you can count on having a great variety of beautiful color patterns. APPROX. 280 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BLUE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Ancona

Starting at: $4.56
First avail: Feb 3, 2021

The Ancona is an old Italian breed that is known for its ability to lay lots of white shelled eggs. They are a light weight breed that can have either a single or rose comb. The males develop long flowing tail feathers that make them especially eye catching. The plumage is black with white-tipped feathers, this is known as mottling. With each molt, birds tend to get whiter. They have an active temperament and are great foragers, and thanks to their smaller size they eat less than larger breeds. Anconas provide a wonderful combination of eye-catching plumage color, long flowing tails, and high egg production, all while being very feed efficient. Approx. 280 eggs/year| Egg color: White | Mature Weight: Male: 6lbs. Female: 4.5 | Single Comb *AVAILABLE AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY

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Appenzellar Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.47
First avail: Feb 3, 2021

The Spitzhauben originated in Switzerland. They are black and white speckled with a V-shaped comb. These birds are excellent climbers and love to roost in trees. They do not do well in smaller coops and are very much free-range birds. The hens are very good medium to large white egg layers. Interestingly, Spitzhauben is German for pointed hoods. APPROX. 155 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Assorted English Orpingtons

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Orpingtons were first imported to the U.S in 1900 and have been a favorite farm-flock and exhibition chicken since. In England their popularity sky-rocketed and breeders developed many new varieties in addition to the Black, Buff, Blue, & White which are common in the U.S. Until very recently, none of these other color patterns had yet made their way over to the U.S. English-bred Orpingtons tend to have looser fitting feathers, shorter bodies, and shorter legs. They are broad across the back and have a more rounded shape compared to American-bred Orpingtons. Despite their differences, the English are still similar to the American-bred birds as they are good dual-purpose birds laying a good amount of brown eggs and have a gentle temperament. We are excited to offer the following varieties of English Orpingtons: Silver, Blue, Chocolate, Jubilee, and Mottled. *No color is guaranteed in the assortment. APPROX 150 MEDIUM BROWN EGGS/YR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7LBS FEMALE 6 LBS

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Barnevelder

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Jan 6, 2021

Barnevelders are a medium heavy, dual-purpose birds that are very cold hardy. Their beautiful double-laced brown and blue feathers are just another perk of this docile bird that takes to foraging easily. The Barnevelders are single combed with yellow legs. APPROX. 180 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6.5 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Bielefelder- NEW

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The Bielefelder is a recent import to the United States 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 with the goal of creating an auto-sexing, dual-purpose breed. Auto-sexing means that day-old chicks can be sexed when they hatched based on the color of their down generation after generation. 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. APPROX. 230 X-LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: 6-10 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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