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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
|Weeks to Maturity:||20|
|Likely to sit on eggs:||not at all likely|
|Male Mature Weight:||5 lbs|
|Female Mature Weight:||4 lbs|
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
Customer Product Reviews
Got one free exotic chick with my order of Delawares. I named him Elvis because of his handsome appearance and he croons a beautiful Tarzan like crow. He rules the yard with a firm spur and holds his own with the average dog or raccoon. He generally ignores people but has a remarkable memory of anyone that annoys him. Once you're on his hit list don't turn your back to him. He does not play well with other roosters, very protective and possessive of the flock.
This summer I ordered a large variety of chickens from McMurray's and my free exotic chick turned out to be a Lakenvelder rooster. We named him "Lucky Luciano" for the way he struts around. Though, he's protective of his hens, he has not once been aggressive to us. He's not flighty or wild like I expected, he's just independent. If you want an early maturing, light breed chicken that is a hustler on range, and that the roosters are very watchful and kind to their hens, than Lakenvelder is the way to go. I'm very impressed with our Lucky and I'd like to get some hens of this breed next time. They are gorgeous chickens.
James, my Lakenvelder rooster is the king of my flock, but he is a kitten towards me. He loves to sit on my arms or shoulder, and is generally tame, enjoying all the attention he can get from me. I certainly don't regret choosing him as the male companion for all the girls.
I ordered the rarest of the rare assortment and ended up with one Lakenvelder rooster! They just turned a year old this June and, since I have way too many roosters, I began to stew one a day. The Lakenvelder was just a little lighter (weight wise) than my other rare breeds, however his short little legs made him stand at half the height of all my other birds! I thought he was very unique and handsome. He ended up in the pot today, and I was completely surprised at how easy it was to prepare him. Definitely by far the easiest chicken I've ever cooked in my life. Didn't have to use hot water-feathers came right off, didn't become hard or stiff, and it was so simple to cut nice clean pieces and make a fantastic stew! Quick, clean, and with very little effort at all. Just enough bird for a dinner for two.
Thank you for these cute Lakenvelders! Although they are a little skittish that is what I expected :) They are very beaitiful to see around my yard. Thank you for the great birds!! Matthew
I received my order of Lakenvelder hens today. I have dealt with many hatcheries before but McMurray is by far the best of all of them. I added my quik chik mix to their water, and these birds are all over the place. The liveliest and most energetic chicks by far.
We have a two-year old Lakenvelder Rooster who is little but thinks he runs the farm. We call him Princey because he is quite serious and very busy attending to everywhere at once. The place wouldn't be the same without him.
My Lakenvelder rooster is by far the best rooster I have ever owned. He keeps order in my flock, protects my hens and is very gentle with them also. I have seen him catch grasshoppers and worms and proudly bring them to 'his' girls. We have several other roosters of differant breeds in the flock but he keeps order, if someone starts something, it is ended quickly just by his presance. If you want a good rooster to keep your girls happy and safe this is the breed for you.