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

Rating of 4.3 (9 reviews)
Red Star
2015 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
RESC Males $2.21 $1.96 $1.86 $1.57 $1.50 $1.39
RESP Females $3.32 $3.07 $3.00 $2.78 $2.72 $2.62
RESS Straight Run $2.92 $2.67 $2.60 $2.40 $2.37 $2.33
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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
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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
If purchasing straight run what is the ratio of male and female of about 25 birds
Red Stars are a breed you can tell the sex by the feather coloring at hatch. So, when ordering Red Star straight runs, you will receive approximately half males and half females.
do you need a rooster for the hens to lay eggs
No, hens do not need a rooster in order to lay eggs. The eggs will be unfertilized.
What's a straight run
Straight run means "just as hatched, unsexed".
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