The Delaware chicken exhibits traits from both its ancestor breeds, with the black and white coloring of the Barred Plymouth Rock and the long feathers and proud posture of the New Hampshire chicken. Though it is now a popular dual-purpose breed, the Delaware chicken was the preferred meat chicken until the rise of the faster-growing Cornish. The Delaware chicken also grows and feathers quickly, reaching a weight of about seven or eight pounds and produces about 180 to 260 large, brown eggs a year.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Very Cold & Heat Hardy|
|Egg Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||7 lbs|
|Personality||Calm||Rooster Weight||8 1/2 lbs|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
A miniumum of two week notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live chick order.