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These beautiful hens are devoted to gift you with lots of jumbo brown eggs. Embedded in the Bielefelder DNA is the auto-sexing function; perfect for families that don't want to get emotionally attached and discover they adopted a rooster in disguise. The Bielefelder is commonly referred to as the über-chicken. Their dual purpose utility, huge eggs, auto-sexing function, gentle temperaments, and beautiful feathers make them a top choice in almost every category.

 

Your order will be fulfilled with a young hen ranging in age between 4-12 months in age. This means she might be laying now or will gift your family with eggs soon.  

 

Feather Colors: Chicks are auto-sexing at hatch meaning that you can immediately tell the females from the males with a 95% accuracy. The down coloring of the day-old cockerels is yellow ocher with light brown dorsal stripes and white barring on the head. Females have light brown with rich dark brown dorsal stripes and small barring on the head. 

 

Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 4-5 large brown eggs a week

Hen point of lay is earlier than most varieties.  Delivery of smaller eggs when beginning to lay is usual,  but these gals  will distribute  medium eggs right out the gate. A couple months later you'll be collecting 70g egg habitually. The beautiful egg color is unique to the Bielefelder.  Their beautiful shade of brown, which contains pink undertones, is very distinct in appearance.

 

Personality: These gentle giants are out-going, inquisitive birds that seem more like dogs than chickens. . Hens will sing a song letting you know they laid, but other than that; don't make a lot of noise.

 

History:  Bielefelder hens are quick to mature, weather-proof, auto-sexing chicken with remarkable performance laying large brown eggs. Not only are they cold hardy, they don’t mind the snow and seem to enjoy playing in the rain.  The Bielefelder was developed in Bielefeld, Germany in the early 1970s using several breeds of chickens including the cuckoo Malines, Amrock, Wyandotte, and the New Hampshire.

Hen: Bielefelder

$80.00Price
  • Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are proud to be completely different than typical feed store/ hatchery industry standards. Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds. In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs since they are too small for safe vent sexing. We offer multiple sexing options.

     

    Male

    If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed.

     

    Unsexed

    This option means that the chicks have not yet been sexed and are sold as a straight run. While nature usually averages half girls and half boys in high volumes, families should only order if prepared for >50% possible roosters.

     

    Female Coverage

    This is our most economical choice for families seeking a female. We kept city ordinances that restrict rooster ownership in mind. This option is great for families that want to enjoy a backyard flock of ladies. We use traditional sexing methods on the breeds that capable of being vent sexed, home accidental roosters, and issue store credit of original purchased price. To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on their breed view: How to Sex Chickens.

     

    Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% for bantam breeds, 90% for standard breeds, and as high as 95% for auto sexing breeds. Our female coverage option is not a service fee for sexing the chick, it is the cost difference between purchasing a male or a female chicken. We do not believe in grinding males alive nor suffocating them as day olds to enable a profit when selling a stated female chick at ridiculously low prices. Thus, our female pricing takes into consideration the male left behind with each female purchased. Male chicks are typically half the price of a female.

     

    To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must remain in perfect health. If the family decides to return the rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you are welcome to decide to keep any accidental rooster and forfeit the credit.

     

    DNA Sexed Female Chicks

    For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.

     

     

    Balance accuracy with financial investment

    The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.

     

    We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle. Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster (up to $100 savings) and use the store credit towards a replacement or our organic feed. While harder to sex bantam breeds, or families that know they will develop a with strong emotional attachment prefer to invest in DNA sexing.

     

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