Pros of Ordering Started Chicken Pullets

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Learn about the pros of ordering started chicken pullets

There are some great pros to prdering started chicken pullets! They are an easy way to add to your backyard chicken flock. There are many benefits to ordering started chicken pullets vs. baby chicks. We offer rare breed pullets for sale, including some of the 10 best chicken breeds picked by My Pet Chicken staff. These teenagers will surely add fun and entertainment to your backyard chicken flock!

A Barred Plymouth Rock chicken pullet hangs out in a coop.
A Barred Rock Pullet

What is a chicken pullet?

Pullets are female chickens that are under one year of age. The pullets for sale that My Pet Chicken ships range in age from 6-9 weeks old. They are fully feathered in and not reliant upon a heat source. These Pullets are ready to live outside unless you live in a frigid climate, then, they may need a transition period.

Pullets are great for those that don't want to raise chicks.

As cute as they are, baby chicks are messy and time-consuming to raise! Started chicken pullets are an excellent option for people who don't have the time, equipment, or desire to care for chicks. Our pullets are shipped at 6-9 weeks old, so they are still young enough to form a bond with and socialize. The hardest part of raising baby chicks has just been done for you!

Lower chance of getting a rooster.

A Cream Legbar rooster and pullet pose next to each other.
Cream Legbar chickens

A mojor pro of ordering started chicken pullets is if you don't want a rooster in your flock! These started chicken pullets are for you if you can't or don't want a rooster in your backyard flock. The juvenile chicks are sexed twice, once at hatch and again at six weeks old, which reduces your chance of ending up with an unwanted rooster.

Low minimum orders for started chicken pullets.

The minimum order is just 2 or 3 chicks, depending on the time of year! This is an excellent option for those of you who want to add only a few birds to your backyard flock but can't meet a high minimum order requirement.

Start getting fresh eggs sooner!

Colorful chicken eggs are displayed in an egg carton.

You are one step closer to getting fresh eggs from your backyard by purchasing started chicken pullets. On average, chickens start laying eggs at 6 months of age. When purchasing started pullets, there is less waiting time to when you get your first fresh backyard egg.


I keep seeing your pullets advertised and was considering two next summer – I’m glad to see this blog post! Very helpful :)


I raised my two silky bantams from 2 days old. – started with four baby chicks; at two months, three roosters! Now I’m Lee my mated pair, but they have yet to hatch a baby. Would take chicks if sexed,

Margaret Rothermel

I would like to buy 3 chickens.4

Jeanne Potter

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