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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Brown Egg Layers/Heavy Breeds -> Delaware

Rating of 3.0 (2 reviews)
Delaware
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
DLWC Males $2.31 $2.06 $1.98 $1.70 $1.63 $1.60
DLWP Females $3.50 $3.25 $3.18 $3.05 $2.99 $2.96
DLWS Straight Run $3.03 $2.78 $2.73 $2.66 $2.61 $2.59
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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.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: American
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: excellent
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: excellent
Freerange: better
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: white
Comb Type: single
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: threatened
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This breed was founded in the state of Delaware from an original Barred Rock and New Hampshire cross. The Delaware is considered a heavy breed which lays a nice brown egg. Males are medium size and large enough to butcher for meat and the hens will make a nice "stewing" dish when they are done laying. The feathering on these beautiful birds is almost all white but shows a slight indication of barring in the hackle and tail. Delaware are a nice quiet bird when well tended to. 

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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