Started Pullets: Rhode Island Red
We are excited to
offer 14 week and up rare breed started pullets, raised on our own NPIP
certified and AI-monitored farm. Started pullets are for people who
don't have the time, equipment or ability to care for chicks, or who are
just too anxious for some fresh backyard eggs to start with chicks.
Another wonderful benefit is you don't have to worry about the
possibility of having roosters - they're guaranteed female! Our started
pullets are floor-raised and socialized with humans, vaccinated for
Marek's disease, and their beaks are intact -- we never trim.
Rhode Island Reds are the
do-everything bird: they lay exceptionally well, extremely cold hardy, and hardy in general.
We've combined exhibition quality with hatchery stock to have the best
of both worlds, great looks and a wonderful egg layer of large brown
Limited quantities, so reserve your birds now!
Sorry, we cannot ship only one bird. Orders are for 2 through 8 pullets.
Socializing with your flock:
do not recommend immediately turning your started pullets out with an
existing flock. You'll need to keep them separated from the other birds
so you can feed them starter/grower feed until they start laying.
via USPS Express Mail. Please choose "Ground" shipping when checking
out, but be assured they will ship Express Mail -- the fastest way under
the sun to get them to you! Birds are guaranteed to arrive alive and
well 48 hours after delivery. Please call immediately if one of your
juvenile birds acts listless upon arrival -- We can offer advice to
(Sorry, we cannot ship just one bird.)
Hatch Date: June/July
Ship Dates: The weeks of October 22nd, 29th, Nov 5th
Expected onset of laying: Typically around the ages of 24+ weeks.
**The vaccine does not prevent Marek's disease, only helps lower the possibility of symptoms (which can lead to death)