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.
This ancient breed has a striking appearance. They hold their tails
upright--nearly vertical--and have especially long, graceful necks. They
are good layers of small, cream or tinted eggs.
The Fayoumi has its origin in the Nile Valley. They are relatively
new to the US, and still quite rare here. Despite the fact that their
eggs are small, they have great homesteading potential for a number of
reasons: They are one of the most early maturing of chicken breeds; hens
can begin laying eggs as early as 4-1/2 or 5 months! Fayoumis are also
naturally resistant to Marek's Disease and to many other illnesses.
While they don't produce eggs in great numbers, they eat so little and
forage so well, they are inexpensive to keep.
Keep in mind that this is not a good breed for a small backyard. They
are normally fairly nervous in temperament, and can be feather pickers
if they don't have enough room to roam. They can be territorial about
their favorite nesting spots, and roosters are noisy. They are also
fliers, and can clear most fences. With plenty of room, however, they
can be a wonderful choice for a homestead or small farm, since they are
good foragers, economical eaters, independent, tough, aware of their
surroundings and good at avoiding predators.
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.