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Delaware Broiler Chickens For Sale

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Delaware Broiler Chickens For Sale

Delaware

Product ID: 2DL
Dual purpose breed, providing for meat or excellent brown egg production.
Originated in the state of Delaware, crossed between New Hampshire Chickens and Barred Plymouth Rock Chickens. Delawares can be used as a dual purpose breed, providing for meat or excellent brown egg production. Their all over white body and black tail and neck feathers adds a unique variety to your flock.
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Delaware Broiler Chickens For Sale

The Delaware is a breed of chicken originating in the U.S. state of Delaware. It was once of relative importance to the U.S. chicken industry, but today is critically endangered. It is primarily suited to meat production but also lays reasonably well.

What two breeds make a Delaware chicken?

Delaware Breed History

The Delaware chicken is a relative newcomer to the chicken world and made their first appearance in the 1940s. They are actually the result of an offshoot of the New Hampshire and Plymouth Rock breed improvement program that was taking place

What are Delaware chickens good for?

They’re excellent egg layers, and the large brown eggs can even fetch a slightly higher price than typical white eggs. Delaware hens are generally calm, and the chicks mature rapidly so they can create an excellent sustainable flock of meat birds.

At what age do you butcher Delaware chickens?

Delaware, New Hampshire, Plymouth Rock, Wyandotte, Holland and Orpington are some of the old-fashioned breeds that can be used for both meat and egg production. The chicks take three to four months to reach a good size, and can be butchered as late as 8 months old. After that, they tend to get tough.

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