Silver Spangled Hamburg


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The elegant Hamburgs are petite and active--and they are an old, traditional breed whose origin goes back hundreds of years. In both England and Holland, they were such faithful layers that a common name for them is "the Dutch Everyday Layer."

Silver Spangled Hamburgs are quite small, nearly bantam in size.  Their feathers are silvery white, each with a black spangle on the end, giving them a fun, polka-dotted appearance. Hamburgs with the Silver Spangled pattern have also been called "Moonies" and "Crescents" due to their unique plumage!

Like other Hamburgs, Silver Spangleds are high fliers and can jump fences and enclosures!  they don't tolerate confinement well, and don't make very good lap chickens because they are so active. However, they eat little to produce their prolific numbers of small to medium white eggs, so they cost less to feed than many other breeds. Their rose comb makes them tolerant of cold, as well. They are wonderful all-around homesteading birds if you have the room, and they rarely go broody.

These gorgeous birds have rose combs, white ear lobes and blue legs. They are excellent small birds for the home flock for those wanting efficient and economical layers. They are also fun, pretty birds to show!

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Hatch dates between Jan 5, 2015 and Mar 30, 2015 have a 15-chick minimum, and will be shipped Express Mail.
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* We can ship as few as three baby chicks! Our minimums are based on your zip code, and how long the USPS tells us it will take for your order to arrive at your post office. The longer they tell us it will take, the higher your minimum. Find out your minimum chick order

* Any order of 15+ chicks ships via USPS Priority Mail service, and 3-14 chicks ship via USPS Express Mail.
Why we use the USPS

* We offer Marek's vaccinations on all standard (large fowl) chicks, and you'll have the opportunity to select that during the checkout process.

* Baby chicks have special needs including heat of about 95* the first week of life! Read more, here