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.
As the name suggests, we've bred a Silked White Easter Egger! This cross is new, and exclusive to MPC. It is the result of many years of selective breeding across multiple generations. Your bird has a 50% chance of hatching out with silked feathers, 50% with smooth feathers, and 100% will be great layers! They will have a random combination of muffs, beards and crests, and their skin will be either slate green or black in color. They will also have feathered legs and feet,
varying from lightly to heavily feathered. The mature hens will lay blue eggs.
While Silked Easter Egger chicks hatch out different colors, they
all end up white – imagine that! You may be wondering about their size
since there's Silkie blood in their genes, but since this is a
multi-generational project, we've had the time to breed for size. The
mature birds will be the same size as a typical Easter Egger, with hens
weighing around 3-1/2 lbs. This breed will also tend to be broody, if
you're looking for a great mama!
This variety is a custom cross, bred exclusively for My Pet Chicken. On average, 15/16 pullets will lay blue eggs when they mature.
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 vaccinated for Marek's disease and will be 6 weeks old when shipped.