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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.
Bielefelders are a rare and lovely autosexing breed originating in Germany. Autosexing means the birds have great homesteading potential, because you can distinguish pullets from cockerels at hatch by the color or pattern of down on the chicks. In the case of Bielefelders, the males have a distinct white spot on their heads. But they have more than that going for them! They lay good numbers of extra large brown eggs... and they're particularly beautiful, with cuckooed red partridge plumage. Hens are quite docile, so they make excellent pets as well. In fact, this is such a wonderful breed, it's one of the ultra-rare varieties Martha Stewart asked us to deliver to her for her own flock for 2016.
Limited quantity available, so reserve your pullets now!
All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail. Please keep your 6-week-olds quarantined from your existing flock for four or more weeks, and take care when introducing them.
These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and be 6-8 weeks old when shipped.