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McMurray Hatchery Black Star Day-Old Baby Chicks
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Black Star

We have found the sex link brown egg layer that meets our strict specifications: the BLACK STAR. Black Star hens are wonderful layers of large brown eggs. Black Stars are easy to raise and have a good feed conversion ratio.


At maturity, Black Stars weigh a little over 5 lbs. The females are black with gold hackle and breast feathers, and they are egg laying machines. The males are black with white barring. (They will not retain the same characteristics in future generations.)


Put a few Black Stars on your order; we’re sure you’ll be pleased.  


Note:  a "sex-link" chicken is one, which at the time of hatch, can be sexed by its color. 

Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-25 26-50 51-99 100 or more Order (QTY)
BLSC Males $2.50 (1-5) $2.38 (6-15) $2.25 (16-25) $2.13 (26-50) $2.00 (51-99) $1.88 (100 or more) Order (QTY)
BLSP Females $4.00 (1-5) $3.80 (6-15) $3.60 (16-25) $3.40 (26-50) $3.20 (51-99) $3.00 (100 or more) Order (QTY)
BLSS Straight Run $3.20 (1-5) $3.04 (6-15) $2.88 (16-25) $2.71 (26-50) $2.55 (51-99) $2.39 (100 or more) Order (QTY)
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Black Star
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.
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