This Breed's Max Order Quantity Is 12 Females & 12 Males.
* 3 chicks minimum for Live Arrival Guarantee. You can mix and match breeds.
* Ship Date: Chicks are shipped weekly. Your chicks will hatch & ship on one of the Mondays-Wednesdays of your "estimated ship month".
* Select the same ship month if ordering multiple breeds.
Heat pack(s), plenty of nest material under and/or around the chicks and professional packaging are included with the cost of shipping. Shipping cost is the same flat rate no matter how many chicks you order.
NEW FOR 2022!
A new rare breed imported from Germany! If you are only going to have one chicken breed in your flock, this is the one to have.
The Bielefelder (Bie-le-fel-der) chicken is a German rare breed of domestic chickens prized for its high quality meaty carcasses and abundance of large brown eggs. It was created by Gerd Roth in the 1970’s using Amrocks (Plymouth Barred Rocks), Malines, Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshire chickens. It has gained the term the “Uber Chicken” due to it’s many desirable characteristics such as being a dual purpose bird and an auto-sexing breed. Male and female chicks look different directly after hatching which makes sexing the birds extremely easy. This breed is a prolific layer of large to extra large eggs. The hens lay an impressive numbers of about 200-230 eggs per year and they also start laying at a very young age. They have a very docile disposition and easy to tame, therefore they are very kid-friendly.
Some main charactoristics of why this chicken breed has created so much hype int he chicken world.
Big and meaty carcasses
Laying of the largest brown eggs
This breed is virtually unknown outside of Germany and command a high price even in their native country. They consistently lay some of the largest brown eggs of any chicken breed we have worked with here at Feather Lover Farms. We have built large unrelated flocks from multiple recent imports of this beautful breed so your chicks from us will all mostly be unrelated. If you are interested in a rare chicken breed that lays a tons of large brown eggs, this chicken breed is for you. Order your chicks today!
German Bielefelder FAQs:
Type:Standard Large Fowl Size: Large (6-9lbs) Rarity: Very Rare Purpose: Dual Purpose & Auto-sexing Colors: Kennfarbig (Cuckoo Red Partridge)
Egg Laying: Excellent (5-6 eggs/week) Egg Size:Large Unique Feature: Large Brown Eggs, Dual Purpose
Cold Hardiness: Hardy In Winter Heat Tolerance: Great Heat Tolerance Docile: Extremely Docile Setter/Broody: No Personality: Active, Friendly, Curious & Extremely Friendly & Docile
Quick Chick FAQs:
Straight Run Chicks:Straight Run Chicks are un-sexed, randomly selected and each chick has a 50/50 chance of being a male or female.
Shipping: You will receive an automatic email and text message when your chicks ship along with tracking info. Chicks usually arrive in the morning 1-2 days later and your local Post Office will call you for pickup. Chicks are never delivered to your home address, even if you used a home address for your shipping address.
What I Need:Everything you need can usually be purchased at your local feed store. Chick starter feed, waterer, brooder (cardboard box, plastic storage bin, bathtub, or even a kiddie pool are popular), pine shavings, thermometer and a heat lamp or heat source. Baby chicks require heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Second week you can lower the temperature to 90 degrees and so on with every week going down 5 degrees until 6-8 weeks old or when they are ready to go "outside".
How Do My Chicks Survive Shipment?:Baby chicks do not need food or water for the first 72 hours of life. Ingesting their yolk sac gives them the nutrition they need to survive the journey from Feather Lover Farm's hatching facility to you! Shipping day-old chicks helps ensure a safe arrival since they will usually be just 2 days old when you receive them. Our packaging is professional with a brand new chick shipping box, nesting material and warm long lasting heat packs depending on the time of the year. Your chicks will look like they just hatched out of a nest when you open the box and jump into your arms, thinking you are their mother hen!
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