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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: $2.94
First avail: Mar 1, 2021
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Cochin Variety Pack - Large Fowl

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 3, 2021
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Blue Andalusian

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 1, 2021
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Ancona

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 3, 2021
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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 1, 2021
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Appenzellar Spitzhauben

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

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 2, 2021
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Bielefelder- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 24, 2021
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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 17, 2021
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Buff Brahma

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 2, 2021
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Coronation Sussex- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 24, 2021
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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 1, 2021
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Hatchery Choice Rare

Starting at: $2.94
First avail: Mar 1, 2021

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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Cochin Variety Pack - Large Fowl

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 3, 2021

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 well known for their broody instincts and mothering ability. They come in several beautiful plumage colors including Buff, Blue, Black, and Partridge. APPROX. 175 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: MALE 11 LBS. FEMALE 8.5 LB

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Blue Andalusian

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 1, 2021

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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Ancona

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 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

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Columbian Wyandotte

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 1, 2021

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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Appenzellar Spitzhauben

Starting at: $3.47
First avail: Mar 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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Barnevelder

Starting at: $3.86
First avail: Mar 2, 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

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 24, 2021

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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Blue Laced Red Wyandotte

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 17, 2021

These lacy girls aren't just 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. APPROX. 245 MEDIUM EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: CREAM | MATURE WT: MALE 7 LBS. FEMALE 5 LBS.

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Buff Brahma

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 2, 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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Coronation Sussex- NEW

Starting at: $7.80
First avail: Mar 24, 2021

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 United States 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. Sold as straight run only. APPROX. 240 LARGE EGGS/YEAR | EGG COLOR: BROWN | MATURE WT: 7-9 LBS. | SINGLE COMB

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Cuckoo Marans

Starting at: $3.10
First avail: Mar 1, 2021

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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