* 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.
One of the prettiest and rarest imported English Orpington colors available.
English Orpingtons were created in the early 1800’s by William Cook and were in huge demand due to their impressive year-round egg laying capabilities and impressive meat quality. The first color developed was all black, followed by white, buff and then William Cook created the Diamond Jubilee Orpington and gifted a flock of them to the reigning Queen Victory of the British Monarchy. English Orpingtons were a huge success.
This breed of chicken is absolutely gigantic! For those who have never owned the Imported English Orpington breed, the Males weigh around 13-15+lbs as adults and females are around 9-12+lbs. The Silver Laced English Imported Orpington is the rarest color variety available and the most sought after in this breed.
We purchased our stock directly from Ewe Crazy Farms and Greenfire Farms and have been selectively breeding our adults for crisp silver lacing as well as the largest sized birds possible. You will get healthy genetic diversity buying chicks from us since we will send you chicks from both bloodlines.
This breed will soon be accepted as a variety to show in Poultry Show events. If you are looking for exceptional quality Silver Laced English Orpingtons, please look no further. Your Silver Laced English Orpington Chicks from Feather Lover Farms will grow into large & exceptional quality adult birds that represent show quality.
They are a very friendly breed with a calm disposition and are very intelligent! Truly some of the smartest birds we have ever owned.
Silver Laced English Orpington FAQs:
Type:Standard Large Fowl Size: Large (8-13 lbs) Rarity:Extremely Rare Color Variety Purpose:Duel Colors: Silver Laced
Egg Laying: Good (3-4/week, 180+/year) Egg Color: Brown Egg Size: Large Unique Feature: Huge Fluffy Chicken
Cold Hardiness: Great Winter Tolerance Heat Tolerance: Ok Heat tolerance Docile: Yes Setter/Broody: Yes, Sometimes Personality: Very Human 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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