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Hatchery Choice Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.29
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Assorted Brown Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.39
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

Starting at: $2.29
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Rhode Island Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Asian Black

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Americana

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Barred Rock

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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ISA Brown

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Buff Orpington

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Sapphire Gem TM

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Hatchery Choice Rare

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Hatchery Choice Bantams

Starting at: $4.27
First avail: Jan 30, 2019
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Sapphire Gem Olive Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.35
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Cornish Game Hens

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Cornish Cross Broilers

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Calico Princess

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Black Australorp

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Black Sex Link

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Assorted White Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.39
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.69
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Midnight Majesty Marans -NEW

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Gold Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Production Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Feb 5, 2019
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New Hampshire Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Silkie Bantam

Starting at: $4.67
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Salmon Faverolle

Starting at: $3.65
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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California White

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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White Leghorn

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Rainbow

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Delaware

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 30, 2019
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Amberlink

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 30, 2019
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Buckeye -NEW

Starting at: $3.65
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Welsummer

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Fry Pan Special

Starting at: $2.55
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Black Jersey Giant

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Assorted Polish & Crested

Starting at: $3.00
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Assorted Old English

Starting at: $4.45
First avail: Feb 6, 2019
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White Crested Blue Polish -NEW

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Golden Comet

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Dominique

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 30, 2019
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Brown Leghorn

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Prairie Bluebell Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.40
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Partridge Rock -NEW

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Golden Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Buff Laced Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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French Black Copper Marans

Starting at: $7.55
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Red Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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White Crested Black Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Old English Bantam

Starting at: $4.67
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Black Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Buff Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Starlight Green Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.40
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Black Tail White Japanese

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Silver Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Started Pullets

Starting at: $33.95
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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White Jersey Giant

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Mille Fleur

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Feb 6, 2019
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Barnevelder

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Feb 6, 2019
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Blue Andalusian -NEW

Starting at: $4.28
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.35
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Buff Brahma

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Cochin Large Fowl -NEW

Starting at: $4.34
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Dark Brahma

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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French Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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French Wheaten Marans

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $7.25
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Olive Egger -NEW

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Feb 13, 2019
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Rhode Island White

Starting at: $3.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Rudd Ranger - NEW

Starting at: $3.05
First avail: Feb 12, 2019
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Silver Lakenvelder -NEW

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Jan 23, 2019
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Turkens

Starting at: $3.55
First avail: Feb 6, 2019
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Hatchery Choice Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.29
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

An Assortment of breeds based on availability overall at the time of your chosen hatch. This is a great value pack. The assortment could include both brown and white egg layers.

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Assorted Brown Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.39
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

This will be an assortment of our standard brown egg layers based on availability. This assortment will not include meat birds of any kind, or white egg layers. You will receive a good mix and variety.

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Hatchery Choice Dual Purpose

Starting at: $2.29
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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.

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Rhode Island Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Rhode Island may be America’s smallest state but the breed developed there in the late 1800s made huge changes in chicken husbandry. The Rhode Island Red’s amazing ability to lay about 265 eggs a year made it famous worldwide and became the parent of several modern hybrid egg layers. These glossy mahogany- colored hens with black tail feathers are as beautiful as they are gentle and productive. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Asian Black

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Asian Black is a slower growing bird. 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. APPROX 250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Americana

Starting at: $2.95
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Our Americana (Easter Egger) will give you an assortment of colors from turquoise, to olive, to light brown. The Americana breed comes from the Araucana and Ameraucana mix and has different color plumage variations. It is because of this genetic combination that our birds are not meant for exhibition. APPROX. 240 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLORS: BLUE, GREEN, LIGHT BROWN MATURE WT: MALE 5.5 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS.

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Barred Rock

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 9.5 LBS. FEMALE 7.5 LBS.

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ISA Brown

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The ISA Brown is one of the top sellers in the industry because of the number of eggs they lay and their gentle demeanor. The ISA Brown has excellent shell quality and texture. A docile bird, extremely easy to work with. When they are hatched the pullets are red and the cockerels are white. APPROX 300 LARGE EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Buff Orpington

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Sapphire Gem TM

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Our Sapphire Gem TM will amaze you with its grey to light grey plumage. This Czech breed is an excellent egg layer and a great forager. It does well in hot and cold climates and is a breed very close to the Old Andalusians. Please note that gray to light gray plumage is referred to as blue or lavender feathering in the chicken industry. APPROX. 290 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 6 LBS.

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Hatchery Choice Rare

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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 Faverolle, Cochin, 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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Hatchery Choice Bantams

Starting at: $4.27
First avail: Jan 30, 2019

The assortment is great for hobby flock owners. You'll get a good mix and variety of bantams, allowing you to get the best of the bantam breeds. Looking for Assorted Old English? Look under the Old English Section?

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Sapphire Gem Olive Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.35
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Sapphire Olive Egger is both easy on the eyes and the olive eggs are sure to be a great addition to your “eggscape” in your egg carton! This hybrids is a wonderful egg layer and you can't resist that tuft on their heads! These birds can adapt well to different climates, especially warmer ones. APPROX. 240 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: OLIVE | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 6 LBS.

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Cornish Game Hens

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Cornish Game Hen is a Cornish Cross Broiler pullet that is butchered at 3 weeks of age when they reach a weight of 2.5 - 3 pounds.

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Cornish Cross Broilers

Starting at: $2.70
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

This is the bird that single-handedly changed American eating habits. Before Cornish Cross Broilers were developed, a chicken dinner was a rare treat reserved for special occasions. Pre-Cornish Cross era chickens grew slowly while eating plenty of feed. Their meat was tasty but sparse. The Cornish Cross made broiler production efficient, and today it’s often the most inexpensive meat the grocery store sells.Cornish Cross Broilers require special feeding and care but grow astonishingly fast. They weigh nearly six pounds when only six weeks old by efficiently converting feed into flesh. Cornish Cross Broilers are the best choice for a person who wants to quickly produce delicious meat and has no plan to save hens for egg production. MATURE WT: MALE 9-11 LBS. FEMALE 8-9 LBS. Please call for pricing for orders of 200+ birds!

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Calico Princess

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Calico Princess is topaz colored and its feathers alternate in color between the light red-orance and white making it seem like a glimmering topaz stone. They are great egg layers and do well in many different environments. They are also robust and can adapt well to different climates. This bird is a specialty hybrid that was created by a breeder in the Czech Republic. APPROX. 290 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT. MALE 5 LBS. Female 4 LBS.

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Black Australorp

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Black Sex Link

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Black Sex Link is an excellent brown egg layer. it is created from a Barred Rock hen and a Rhode Island Red cockerel. This creates a very versatile bird that is a great egg layer, has the temperament of a Barred Plymouth Rock and can hold its own through the cold dark winter. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Assorted White Egg Layer

Starting at: $2.39
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Assorted White Egg Layer assortment is based on availability and will not include meat birds of any kind, or brown egg layers. The breeds may be a mixture of the following: Brown Leghorn, White Leghorn, or California White chickens. You will receive a good mix and variety.

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Silver Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.69
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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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Midnight Majesty Marans -NEW

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Midnight Majesty Maran has black plumage with feathered feet. Deep browns show up through their down feathering underneath, making them a mix of beautiful dark brown and black plumage. This breed will lay dark brown eggs and will lay a lot of them! You will truly enjoy this breed in your backyard flock and its dark eggs in your egg carton! These hybrids perform well in many different climates. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: DARK BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 6 LBS.

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Gold Laced Wyandotte

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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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Production Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Feb 5, 2019

The Production Red isn't a true sex link, but it performs like one! This breed is one of the most hardy and productive birds Hoover's offers. The hens lay good sized eggs that have strong shell quality. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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New Hampshire Red

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

New Hampshire Red poultry breeders likely envied Rhode Island for having a chicken breed named for their state. By the mid-1930s they’d perfected a breed in the Granite State that grows a bit faster than the Rhode Island and was an important broiler breed until the era of modern hybrids. New Hampshire Red pullets sport light rusty red feathers and lay about 240 eggs each year. APPROX. 240 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6.5 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Silkie Bantam

Starting at: $4.67
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Silkies are named for their unique fluffy plumage, which feels like silk. They have several unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot. Calm and friendly and the most docile of poultry, they make an ideal pet. Hens are broody, and make good mothers. Though they are fair layers themselves, they are commonly used to hatch eggs from other breeds. APPROX. 100 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: LIGHT BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 2.3 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Salmon Faverolle

Starting at: $3.65
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

People own Salmon Faverolles for their silliness and their steady egg production. These bearded beauties are great docile birds that are very friendly. The breed originated in France and became the premier meat and egg laying breed at the Paris market in the late 1800s. The salmon color s the most prominent in Europe and where they are available in the United States. APPROX. 180 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: LIGHT BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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California White

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

California White hybrids look almost exactly like the White Leghorns they were developed from but are slightly larger and have a few black spots on their white feathers. California Whites are quiet, calm and one of the best white egg layers for backyard flocks. Adding a few California Whites to a flock of brown egg layers adds color diversity to the egg carton. APPROX. 290 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 4.5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Speckled Sussex

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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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White Leghorn

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Years ago a small amazingly productive chicken breed was imported from Italy through the port of Livorno. "Leghorn" became the Anglicized word for that port and the breed. Supermarket eggs are almost always laid by White Leghorns or hybrids developed from them. Hens lay about 290 eggs every year while eating less feed than most other breeds. APPROX. 290 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 4 LBS. FEMALE 3.5 LBS.

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Rainbow

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Rainbow is a dual purpose bird that has one of the most unique feather color patterns you will ever see. It has every color you can imagine and no two birds look alike. The best part about this breed is that they make wonderful birds for small backyard flocks giving you the opportunity to butcher them or keep the hens for eggs! APPROX. 250 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR| EGG COLOR: BROWN |MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Delaware

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 30, 2019

Developed in 1940 by George Ellis in the state of Delaware, these hardy birds make great dual-purpose breeds to add to any flock. They have white plumage with some black barring on the feather ends of their hackles. This breed matures quickly and the hens make great egg layers. The Delaware breed does well in free- range environments and this should be kept in mind when selecting these birds for your backyard or farm. This breed also tends to be calm and docile. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Amberlink

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 30, 2019

This graceful white and amber colored sex link can lay eggs like no one's business, even in the cold dark winters. It is derived from the ISA genetic line and doesn't disappoint in egg production and cold weather hardiness. It is a very well balanced bird that lays nice medium size table eggs. They are docile and make great foragers. APPROX. 270 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Buckeye -NEW

Starting at: $3.65
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Buckeye was created in Ohio by crossing Cochins, Plymouth Rocks, and Malay chicken breeds. They are a dual purpose breed that features rich, brilliant red plumage, yellow legs, and a pea comb. They are good egg layers and grow fairly rapidly making them a true dual-purpose farm chicken. Buckeyes are very hardy that resist frostbite very well thanks to their small comb and wattles. Furthermore, due to their Malay ancestry they are very rugged and excellent foragers. They have an easy-going demeanor and are not inclined to be flighty. The Buckeye is the ultimate combination of beautiful plumage, utility, and hardiness for the backyard flock. APPROX. 200 EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 9 LBS. FEMALE: 6.5 LBS.

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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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: $3.68
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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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Fry Pan Special

Starting at: $2.55
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

A great mix of any of our meat birds based on availability. If you have an operation that allows the birds to either be free range or inside, and you love variety, this assortment is for you!

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Black Jersey Giant

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. APPROX 240 X-LARGE EGGS/YEAR |EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 9 LBS.

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Assorted Polish & Crested

Starting at: $3.00
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

A mixture of all our Crested breeds, assortment is based on availability and may include the Buff Laced Polish, Silver Laced Polish, Gold Laced Polish, Spitzhauben, and/or the White Crested Black Polish. APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Assorted Old English

Starting at: $4.45
First avail: Feb 6, 2019

The Old English Bantam originated in England and were raised for cock fighting. The sport was banned in 1849 and today the birds are raised for exhibition. The upright appearance and confidence in this breed sets it apart and makes it noticeable. Our Old English Bantam Assortment includes many different colors including the Crete, Blue, Barred, Red Pyle, B.B. Red and Silver Duck Wing. APPROX. 100 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 2.5 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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White Crested Blue Polish -NEW

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Contrary to belief, the breed name Polish doesn’t come from Poland. They were named after the Polish army’s feathered caps because it closely resembled their feathered crests. The chickens originated in Spain but were then brought to Holland, and eventually the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a fairly popular bird in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830s and 40s. They are a great breed and are docile and even-tempered. They are easily surprised and sometimes nervous due to their feathers limiting their eyesight. This makes them more vulnerable to predators. APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Cinnamon Queen

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. APPROX. 260 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Golden Comet

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Another great sex-link chicken that has great egg laying qualities, making this another top red sex-link choice for your backyard flock. APPROX. 260 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Dominique

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 30, 2019

The Dominique is considered a “heritage” bird because it is considered America's oldest breed of chicken. Dominique hens tend to be calm and personable. Their calm, steady demeanor makes them successful as show birds or family pets. At first glance, Dominiques and Barred Rocks appear strikingly similar. The strongest difference is the Dominiques possess a rose comb while Barred Rocks possess a single comb. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS

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Brown Leghorn

Starting at: $2.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

Brown Leghorns share the productive traits and nervous personality of their whit cousins but have slightly larger bodies clothed in one of the most beautiful feather patterns of any white egg laying breed. Always alert, Brown Leghorns are athletic, excitable, noisy and often better able to avoid predators than slower breeds. APPROX. 280 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 4.5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS

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Prairie Bluebell Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.40
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

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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Partridge Rock -NEW

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Partridge Plymouth Rock is an American creation developed by mixing Partridge Cochin, Dark Cornish, and Golden Wyandotte. Other reports suggest that Brown Leghorns and Golden Penciled Hamburgs were also used to create this beautiful variety of Plymouth Rock. The Partridge Plymouth Rock combines all of the excellent utility traits and hardiness of other Plymouth Rocks with the intricate pattern known as Partridge. The males feature dark red hackle and saddle feathers with a black tail and breast. While the female’s feathers are a rich mahogany brown delicately marked with two to three concentric black bands known as penciling. The feather pattern is even more stunning upon close examination. Like other Plymouth Rocks, they have a gentle temperament and are not only good egg layers, but also grow to a large size, making them excellent dual-purpose chickens. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAREGG COLOR: BROWNMATURE WT: MALE 9.5 LBS. FEMALE 7.5 LBS.

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Golden Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. They originated in Spain and brought to Holland where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830's. A great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Buff Laced Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. The chickens originated in Spain and then brought to Holland, where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular bird in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830's. They are a great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Light Brahma

Starting at: $2.85
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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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French Black Copper Marans

Starting at: $7.55
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Maran breed originates from a town called Marans, France. Its a very winter hardy breed with a docile temperament. They are more athletic and take to foraging and free ranging more often than other breeds. The French Copper Marans lay dark brown eggs. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY. APPROX. 175 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: DARKER BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. Female 4.5 LBS.

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Red Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

Red Cochin Bantams are friendly docile chickens that tend to be submissive when kept with more aggressive breeds. The cochins were introduced to the United States around 1850 from China. they require good quality feed and mature in 2 years. They make remarkably good pets, and a pet Cochin can live between 8-10 years. They make excellent brooders because of their calm, maternal nature. APPROX. 104 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 3 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

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. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 7LBS FEMALE 5 LBS.

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White Crested Black Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. The chickens originated in Spain and then brought to Holland, where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular bird in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830's. They are a great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Old English Bantam

Starting at: $4.67
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

The Old English Bantam originated in England and were raised for cock fighting, a cheap sport that anyone could get involved in. The sport was banned in 1849 and today the birds are raised for exhibition. The upright appearance and confidence in this breed sets it apart and makes it noticeable. Our Old English Bantam Assortment includes many different colors including the Crete, Blue, Barred, Red Pyle, B.B. Red and Silver Duck Wing.

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Black Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

These bantam Cochins are friendly, docile chickens and tend to be submissive when kept with more aggressive breeds. The Cochins were introduced to the United States around 1850 from China. They require good quality feed and mature in 2 years. They make remarkably good pets, and a pet Cochin can live between 8-10 years. They make excellent brooders because of their calm maternal nature. APPROX. 104 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 3 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Buff Cochin Bantam

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

These bantam Cochins are friendly, docile chickens and tend to be submissive when kept with more aggressive breeds. The Cochins were introduced to the United States around 1850 from China. They require good quality feed and mature in 2 years. They make remarkably good pets, and a pet Cochin can live between 8-10 years. They make excellent brooders because of their calm maternal nature. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY APPROX. 104 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 3 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Starlight Green Egger -NEW

Starting at: $4.40
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

The Starlight Green Egger is very similar to the Prairie Bluebell Egger. This breed was created by crossing the Bluebell Egger with a brown egg layer, the result is a chicken breed that lays high quantities of only green eggs. As with the Bluebell Egger, the Startlight Green Egger is a light weight and very active breed that is an excellent forager in free-range situations. The plumage color is also highly variable and comes in many beautiful color patterns not typically seen. If you are looking for a bird that consistently lays a green egg and will lay a lot of them, all while having a beautiful color pattern, then the Starlight Green Egger will be a great addition to your flock! APPROX. 280 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: GREEN | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS

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Black Tail White Japanese

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

A distinguished breed with white body feathers and black tail feathers. The bright red comb wattles completes the beauty of this bird. The Black Tail White Japanese originated in Japan in the 1700's and was originally bred to only be a bantam. This breed has high tail feathers and is shorter than the average bantam.APPROX. 52 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WEIGHT: MALE 2.5 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Silver Polish

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The breed name Polish came from the Polish army's feathered caps because it resembled their feathered crests. The chickens originated in Spain and then brought to Holland, where the Dutch perfected their coloring. They became a popular bird in France, then started appearing in the United States around the 1830's. They are a great breed, very docile and even tempered. They are easily surprised due to their feathers limiting their eye sight, making them vulnerable to predators. APPROX. 110 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Started Pullets

Starting at: $33.95
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

We offer 6-8 week-old Started Pullets. These chicks have been vaccinated for Coccidiosis and Mareks and are fed started/grower crumbles. We suggest you continue with this feed until they begin to lay at 18-20 weeks. At 6 weeks old, they are mostly feathered out so they won't require a heat lamp as long as they are dept dry and out of the wind. Mailed USPS Priority Express, we do not guarantee overnight delivery, but do guarantee live arrival and 48 hour survivability.

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White Jersey Giant

Starting at: $3.68
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

When created, the White Jersey Giant was the result of merging the genetics of several large breeds. This breed grows slowly but eventually are a third larger than most other heavy breeds. This breed has an impressive hen that lays about 240 extra-large eggs annually. When younger, the birds will mature relatively quick, but tend to reach marketable meat weight slower than other breeds. Approx. 240 X-Large Eggs/Year | Egg Color: Brown | Mature Wt: Male 11 lbs. Female 9 lbs.

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Mille Fleur

Starting at: $4.37
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

Mille fleur bantams generally have great temperaments, making them easy birds to handle for the novice chicken keeper or for kids. It is because of this that they make excellent pet chickens. Their mahogany feathers with speckles get more and more beautiful after each molt. Mille Fleur in French translates to "thousand flowers". This bantam originated in Belgium. APPROX. 100 SMALL EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 2.5 LBS. FEMALE 2 LBS.

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Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.15
First avail: Feb 6, 2019

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. Sold in straight run only. APPROX. 155 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Barnevelder

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Feb 6, 2019

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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Blue Andalusian -NEW

Starting at: $4.28
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

The original ancestors of the Andalusian came from Spain, but British poultry fanciers are believed to be the ones to really perfect the breed. The Andalusian is most well-known for its striking blue plumage. The ground color of the Andalusian is slate blue with each feather being laced with darker blue. Their large red combs and wattles and white earlobes truly make a stunning and beautiful bird. They have an active disposition and are known to be excellent foragers. The males will develop a large, full tail at maturity along with long flowing saddle and hackle feathers. They are very prolific egg layers and, like all Mediterranean breeds, can handle hot temperatures well. This breed hatches black, blue, and splash coloring; there is no guarantee what color you will receive. APPROX. 280 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5.5 LBS

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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.35
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

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. *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 Brahma

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

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. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 18 LBS. Female 14 LBS.

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Cochin Large Fowl -NEW

Starting at: $4.34
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

The large fowl Cochin is an ancient breed originally from China. When they first arrived in the United States they were immensely popular and were used to develop many American breeds such as the Plymouth Rock and Rhode Island Red. Although originally prized as a meat bird, Cochins today are primarily bred for exhibition. They have a docile temperament and are very cold-hardy thanks to their abundant, loose-fitting plumage. The hens are also wellknown for their broody instincts and mothering ability. They come in several beautiful plumage colors including Buff, Blue, Black, and Partridge. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN AND AS COLOR ASSORTMENT ONLY. APPROX. 175 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 8.5 LB

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Dark Brahma

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

This perfect backyard chicken breed is named after India's Brahmaputra River. The breed probably came to the United States on Nineteenth Century sailing ships, these Brahmas are enormous. 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. They sometimes go broody, and are attentive mothers. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 18 LBS. FEMALE 14 LBS.

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French Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Maran breed originates from a town called Marans, France. It is a very hardy breed with a docile temperament. This breed tends to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often that other breeds. The hens lay dark brown and dark speckled eggs. These tough birds make a great addition to any backyard flock. The French Cuckoo Maran is sold in straight run only. APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS.

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French Wheaten Marans

Starting at: $7.20
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Maran breed originates from a town called Marans, France. It is a very hardy breed with a docile temperament. This breed tends to be more athletic, taking to foraging and free ranging more often that other breeds. The hens lay dark chocolate eggs. These tough birds make a great addition to any backyard flock. The French Wheaten Maran is sold in straight run only. APPROX. 200 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS.

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Lavender Orpington

Starting at: $7.25
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

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. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY APPROX. 220 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8.5 LBS. FEMALE 7 LBS.

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Olive Egger -NEW

Starting at: $3.64
First avail: Feb 13, 2019

Our Olive Eggers come from a couple of different crosses. We have one line that is a cross of Americanas and French Cuckoo Marans. With this hybrid, most of the females will be black but a few will come out blue. We also have another cross that is between Legbars and Welsummers, our goal with these is to create a green egg that is speckled similar to the Welsummers. Both of these crosses have a chance of laying brown eggs. APPROX. 240 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLORS: BLUE, GREEN, LIGHT BROWN MATURE WT: MALE 5.5 LBS. FEMALE 4.5 LBS.

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Rhode Island White

Starting at: $3.54
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The creator of the Rhode Island Whites wanted the two breeds to be similar in body shape so they aren't confused with the White Rocks. They have blocky body figures that are deep and broad. The males make great meat chickens due to their well-rounded breast meat. The breed is known for its great egg laying through the winter and being very calm and docile birds. *SOLD AS STRAIGHT RUN ONLY. APPROX. 250 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 8 LBS. FEMALE 6.5 LBS.

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Rudd Ranger - NEW

Starting at: $3.05
First avail: Feb 12, 2019

We’re so proud of our meat birds here at Hoover’s that we just had to name one after our little town of Rudd, Iowa. This "haus" loves to free range and finishes out slower than the Cornish Cross Broiler, but the wait is worth it! The Rudd Ranger is a versatile bird that can be raised in more confined areas or in free-range environments but prefers the latter. Just like our wonderful Rudd residents, these birds are docile and get along with most other breeds. They have red plumage with dark tail and wing feathers. When dressed, the Rudd Ranger’s body is more proportional compared to a broiler, making the dark meat almost equal the breast meat. MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 8 LBS.

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Silver Lakenvelder -NEW

Starting at: $3.60
First avail: Jan 23, 2019

The Lakenvelder is an old German breed that is famous for its unique color pattern. The neck, saddle, and tail feathers of the Lakenvelder are black, while the wings, back, and breast are white. The pattern gives them a belted look similar to Dutch Belted cattle and Hampshire hogs. The sharp contrast of black and white feathers makes them an interesting bird to have and admire. In addition to their unique color, they are also very good egg layers. They are a lightweight active breed that is well adapted to free-ranging. The Lakenvelder is a unique and rare breed that would add interest to any flock, all while producing lots of eggs for the table. *Sold as straight run only. APPROX. 280 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: WHITE | MATURE WT: MALE 5 LBS. FEMALE 4 LBS.

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Turkens

Starting at: $3.55
First avail: Feb 6, 2019

The Turkens are not half chicken and half turkey, they are a unique chicken with a bare neck like the turkey and with very little feathering around the breast and wing areas. In spite of their lack of feathers, they are very cold weather tolerant. They are friendly and easy to tame, plus they make for great conversation with curious neighbors. APPROX. 265 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 6.5 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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