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You are Here: Home -> Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Brown Egg Layers -> Red Star

Rating of 4.4 (25 reviews)
Red Star
2017 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
RESC Males $2.26 $2.01 $1.91 $1.62 $1.55 $1.44
RESP Females $3.44 $3.18 $3.11 $2.89 $2.83 $2.72
RESS Straight Run $2.80 $2.55 $2.46 $2.21 $2.14 $2.03
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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: All Other Production
Egg Color: dark brown
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: best
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: excellent
Weeks to Maturity: 18
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6 lbs

We have finally found the sex link BROWN EGG LAYER that meets our strict specifications; easy to raise, lays large brown eggs, and has a good feed conversion ratio. A "sex-link" chicken is one, which at time of hatch, can be sexed by its color. RED STAR: These hens will mature with feathers that are reddish brown with flecks of white throughout. The males are all white with nice yellow skin.

 (They will not retain the same characteristics in future generations.)


At approximately 22 weeks these hens will start to lay and lay they will. We're sure this hardy bird will become a favorite of yours as it lays eggs right through hot or cold weather. No wonder it's called the Red 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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Questions & Answers
I'm wanting to purchase all females - 1 red star & 1 australorp that's almost ready for laying or just started. I'd also like 1 Cooper marans 4-6 weeks old. I have 1 mutt already and she's a large bird at 6 weeks. She's all white with a hand full of black specs and 3 feathers on her feet (2 on 1 and 1 on the other), bare legs. Any idea as to what she is and is she gets along with the above ones? She likes to be near me and is a pet., but scared easily. Looking for a female companion for her (Ms. Pearl). Will then need to introduce to the new flock. Will the breeds integrate nicely? I'd also like a chicken harness in red or the special small animal stoller used to walk them. Please advise how soon I could receive, the price breakdown, along with shipping. Any free materials you have would be greatly appreciated. Trying to learn all I can, but too much info found on google that contradicts the others. Any coupons, groupons for 1st time buyer would also be greatly appreciated. Is the availability chart. Scroll down for the Started Pullets availability. And there is an approximate ship chart in the FAQ. Also scroll down for the Started Pullets. Guessing the white with black spots is a Pearl Leghorn which is a feisty breed compared to some of the others. Sorry, we do not sell harnesses.
Will the eggs remain small? I'm at week 15 and eggs are real small.
Yes, all hens will lay small eggs when just beginning to lay - hence, the term "pullet eggs". As they get used to their new egg laying process, the egg size increases. :)
are your chicks given an immunization for marek's before being shipped. Sorry if this is a stupid question but i have been doing research and shopping around and your prices are unbeatable but there was no mention as far as immunizations goes
We offer 2 vaccinations during the checkout process on our website. The Marek's Disease and Coccidiosis vaccinations are available for chick orders. The cost for each vaccination per chick is 20 cents each.
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