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One of the prettiest feather plumage of all chicken breeds, as well as almost an impossible color to find, Feather Lover Farms was able to acquire unrelated breeding flocks of Silver Double Laced Barnevelder from Greenfire Farms new imported bloodline. This rare color comes in bantam and large fowl and our flocks consist of half large fowl and half bantam. Making a medium sized Silver Double Laced Barnevelder, perfect for small coops and also large enough eggs to eat. Infusing both the large fowl and bantam also helped diversify their genetic gene pool for an extremely healthy unrelated breeding program
Barnevelder chickens were developed as a dual purpose breed in Holland over 200 years ago. Created by crossing Dutch chicken breeds with Asian chicken breeds known as Shanghai chickens in the town of Barneveld. Some of the known breeds used to create the Barnevelder 200 years ago were Brahma, Cochin, Croad Langshan and possibly Wyandotte and Buff Orpington. The Barnevelder chicken was created for hardiness, good egg production of brown eggs, as well as Winter egg production. More than a dozen Barnevelder varieties were created and recognized but the Silver Double Laced Barnevelder is known to be the rarest color. Also known as "Barnies", they are a calm and docile breed. The hens are excellent year round layers of up to 200 eggs a year.
The most unique feature of this chicken breed is their double laced feather pattern which appeared in Europe in the 1920's and only the hens express this double lacing. Feather Lover Farms has been working to breed only the finest quality of crisp and precise Double Lacing in hopes to consistently produce high-quality Double Laced chicks from every hatch. This striking breed is a fantastic choice whether you have the capability of a large or small flock. The Silver Double Laced Barnevelder rare color and feather pattern is simply breathtaking.
Shipping Cost:We charge a flat $45 to ship your box of chicks, whether you order 3 chicks or 25 chicks.
Minimum Order:We can ship as few as 3 baby chicks! We ship anywhere in the US excluding Alaska & Hawaii. Live Arrival Guarantee on all orders.
Maximum Order: Because this breed is extremely rare, a maximum of 6 can be ordered at a time.
When Your Chicks Ship: 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.
*Availability is severely limited, so if you see availability months listed above, don't wait to place your order!
Silver Barnevelder FAQs:
Origin: Holland (Northern Europe)
Type: Medium (Between Bantam or Large Fowl) Size:Medium (3-6 lbs) Rarity:Extremely rare color variety Purpose: Duel Colors: Silver Double Laced
Egg Laying: Good (4/week, up to 200/year) Egg Color: Brown Egg Size:Medium Unique Feature: Extremely Rare Color & Winter Egg Layers
Cold Hardiness: Hardy in Winter Heat Tolerance: Good heat tolerance Docile: Yes Setter/Broody: Unlikely Personality: Lively, active, friendly and 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. Example: Flip a coin. Heads is a male chick and tails is a female chick. You will notice it is easier to flip the coin on the same side 3 times in a row than 6 times in a row. Ordering more than 3 chicks gives you a much better chance of an even ratio of male and female chicks.
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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