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Red Star Started Pullets
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RSPP Females $17.95
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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.
red star pullet

Red Stars 16-22 Weeks Old

  • 1 Red Stars in the Brooder
    The baby chicks are fed Gro Gel, and water with Quick Chick upon arrival.
  • 2 Red Stars with our Free Rare Chick
    We sometimes get a Free Rare Chick. Here is one growing up with the Red Stars.
  • 5 Red Stars On Grass 1
    Once we move them to the grass, they eat all the greens they want.
  • 5 See How Much Grass They Eat
    Once we move them to the grass, they eat all the greens they want.
  • 7 Red Stars On Grass 2
    Once we move them to grass, they quickly learn to scratch around.
  • 8 Red Stars eating Organic Bran
    We supplement their feed with bran and cracklings from a local gristmill.
  • 11 Green House Provides a Variety
    To provide a variety of greens, we supplement with greens from our greenhouse.
  • 10 Green House Plants
    To provide a variety of greens, we supplement with greens from our greenhouse.
  • 12 Field Grown Greens
    In the fall and winter months we supplement their feed with winter greens from our outside garden beds.
  • 13 Close up of Organic Bran
    Supplemental feed of Organic Corn, Wheat and Oats
  • 14 Horses Guarding the Chicken Tractors
    Various livestock co-exist with our chicken tractors.

Production Brown egg layers, shipped at 16-22 weeks old. Each month we start a new batch of Red Stars. Red Stars are the gold standard in brown egg production. Red Stars will start laying at around 22-23 weeks. They lay a large brown egg and are an easy to raise bird.

Our fully vaccinated chicks are kept in the brooder for 3-4 weeks depending on the outside temperature. When they arrive, they are given Gro Gel, warm water with Quick Chick and a little sugar dissolved. They are fed with an all-natural, GMO free feed. Around the time that they start jumping on the side boards of the brooders, we move them onto pasture. In the pasture they have free access to fresh grass, weeds, seeds and bugs. As you can see in the picture, they really eat the grass down.

Nearby we have a local gristmill (http://www.homesteadgristmill.com/) that mills locally grown organic wheat, corn and oats – as well as purchased organic blue corn. We supplement their pasture diet with a daily supplement of bran left over from the milling. The combination of various organic grains and corn makes a healthy addition to their foraging.

As the grass slows it's growing in the fall, we supplement their feed with greens from our 3 greenhouses and 1 field garden.

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Customer Product Reviews
Living in Juneau, AK, we were not sure how shipping through the USPS would go with live birds. We received our five happy pullets on Valentine’s Day. Yesterday one of the hens produced the first egg weighing in at 70 grams and double yolk to boot! We are very happy with our hens and the service provided through Murray McMurray Hatchery.
My husband was convinced we needed chickens to raise in our relatively small backyard. I was convinced this was NOT going to go well. I could not be happier to tell you how wrong I was! The birds we received were healthy, have sweet dispositions, and are truly more like pets than farm animals. They will actually peck lightly at the window by the kids' play room to get some attention! They are easier to care for than I anticipated, and our three are docile - even with an active 3-year-old child. I am actually trying to convince my husband we need a few more!
These are very friendly quiet birds, they can free range on 1000s of acres.
We received our 4 girls on May 18th all arrived in very healthy condition and are quickly adapting to their new home. We had quite a surprise when we got them home and opened the shipping box to find one of the girls had laid an egg. Wow must have been a bumpy flight!!! Now that is what I call a started pullet!
Love my three Ladies! Red Stars are awesome. They arrived 2 1/12 weeks ago and today we have our first egg. Friendly, quiet, and treat-obsessed!
I'd raised chicks before...these 4 pullets were ever so much better for me. No loss, no hassle, and 4 eggs almost every day, year round for 18 months with no additional winter light. There were a few days during that time I only got three eggs, maybe once a month. Now winter's come again and they slowed down, but I can count on at least two a day.
I received my 20 pullets Aug. 26. Very healthy, alert, very nice girls. Two weeks later, I was amazed at the eggs, much sooner than I thought. I free range my chickens. They are so friendly. When they hear the back door open, they come running to me. So cute. Thank you.
I received my 4 Reds on June 17th. They arrived in beautiful, healthy condition. Three weeks later 3 of them are laying! What a delight these little girls are. As a first-time chicken owner, I read all of the reviews on breeds and chose the Reds because of their smaller size, consistent production of large eggs and easy temperament. So far they have exceeded all of my expectations! I never thought I would fall in love with them like I have. They are the sweetest things and so friendly, calm and very, very quiet, even when my dogs are laying next to the tractor salivating. They talk and sing to me, let me hold them and quietly "cry" when I leave them. Sweet! I would HIGHLY suggest the Red Stars to anyone looking for great layers and great pets.
After raising several batches of day old chicks, which is very labor intensive, these started pullets are the way to go! They arrived at our local PO, in good order. Within a week all four lovely girls were laying and continue to lay almost daily. I was amazed at how quiet they are and so curious; tame to the point where they fly onto my lap if I am sitting with them in the run. I appreciate how well they get along also, something my home raised flocks never did. Would definitely order McMurray started pullets again!
We got two lovely started red pullets when we ordered our Eglu Cube in the Spring of 2009. The girls (Rosa and Amelia) started laying very soon thereafter and are still going strong a year and a half later. Rosa lays jumbo eggs, and Amelia's are extra large. They have the sweetest dispositions - perhaps most important for a little urban flock. Love the coop and love the hens.
I never raised chicken before, but last April my sister and I got eight red started pullets from McMurray hatchery. The ladies started to lay eggs in about a month and have not stopped. Eight ladies eight eggs, and everyone says they taste better that any eggs they have eaten before. and this is from someone who never raise chicken before. Mother Hen
I bought 2 Started Red Star Pullets. They started laying almost right away and haven't missed a day in 6 months. One lays the biggest eggs we've ever seen. 3oz.+!! The other lays an extra large every day.
THE PULLETS I HAVE GOTTEN FROM MCMURRAY HATCHERY HAVE BEEN A DREAM. 1 EGG A DAY EACH AND TASTE GREAT , THANKS
I bought assorted Bantam hatching eggs for my 3-egg incubator. My 6 daughters and myself are delighted to announce the 3 newest members to our family!!! The eggs arrived perfectly packaged and we are very happy with the incubation outcome. Thanks!! We will order from you again!