6-Week-Olds: Blue (BBS) Orpington

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Don't have the time, equipment or inclination to care for chicks? Or were you ready for fresh eggs yesterday? This is the tickets! At 6-7 weeks old, these started pullets are ready to go outdoors, with no heat or special care requirements. 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.

We've been asking you which breeds you'd like us to carry, and this one tops your list. All Orpingtons are gentle, sweet, hardy birds, and good layers too. This quite rare variety hatches out Blue, Black and Splash, which is what you get when you breed a blue rooster to a blue hen. (Learn more about BBS genetics.) Our quantities are very limited, so we recommend you reserve yours quickly!

Orpingtons are big, friendly dual-purpose birds originally developed in the UK. For many small farms and homesteaders, Orpingtons are the only way to go!  They're cold-hardy due to their fluffy plumage. Wonderful mothers, they do go broody. There is not much more charming than seeing a mother Orpington and her fluffy new baby chicks peeking from beneath her wings in a field of clover on a sunny day. Plus, they're gentle and friendly on top of being good layers.

All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail. These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and will be 6 weeks old when shipped.

**Please do not immediately turn your started pullets out with an existing flock. Read why, here.