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 that our juveniles are sexed twice, once at
hatch and again at 6 weeks, which reduces your chance of ending up with
roosters! Our six-week started
pullets are floor-raised and socialized with humans, vaccinated for
Marek's disease, and their beaks are intact--we never trim.
Sumatras are a rare and gorgeous breed thought to be closely related to
the jungle fowl of the Far East. They're kept for ornamental purposes,
because they don't lay very well and aren't hefty enough to be a good
meat bird. Beauty, though, they have in spades! (The owners of My Pet
Chicken have one, pictured here on the gray background, and she's among
their very favorite and friendliest hens--and everyone who sees her
wants one for themselves!)
Their striking, distinctive carriage
sets them apart: Their tails are held low, and in the male particularly
is abundant and sweeping, like the tail of a pheasant. In fact, Sumatra
chickens were once known as the "Sumatran Pheasant" and the "Java
Pheasant Game." Males often even sport multiple spurs on each leg.
However, what distinguishes them the most is their beautiful, jet-black
skin and feathers.
Sumatras are exceptionally stately birds, and
with space to roam (and space to accommodate a tail that can be up to
four feet long on a rooster!) can be a wonderful addition to your flock.
Close confinement does not suit them. Sumatras make an excellent choice
for exhibition, and--even better!--will make your other chicken-keeping
friends green with envy!
Limited quantities available, so reserve your birds now!
All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail.
**Please do not immediately turn your started pullets out with an
existing flock. Read why, here
These pullets will be shipped at approximately 6 weeks of age.