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.
Dominiques are considered a "heritage" breed of chicken in that they've been around for hundreds of years and are now critically endangered. Some people can't tell the difference between a Dominique and a Barred Rock, but the trained eye will notice that Dominiques have a rose comb versus the Barred Rock's single comb. (We bet you can tell the difference between a rooster and a hen, though! We don't have any great Dominique female photos yet!) Dominiques are a wonderfully cold-hardy dual-purpose bird, and hens make very caring, nurturing mothers.
All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail. These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and will be approximately 6-8 weeks old when shipped.
Please keep your 6-week-olds quarantined from your existing flock for four or more weeks, and take care when introducing them.