Blue Hen Of Delaware
|Breed Purpose||Meat Bird|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Breed Temperament||Flighty,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Shy,Docile|
|Breed Colors/Varieties||Blue, Black and Splash|
|Breed Size||Large Fowl|
Although the Delaware Blue Hen is known for fierce fighting abilities, they are not the aggressive bird they once were known to be. I have found, in my experience, that they are a lovely addition to any backyard flock and live happily along with any breed, even the little bantams. They free range nicely or can be in a pen and be happy either way. The hens are smaller and more dainty than the roosters and are relatively quiet and shy. They are very broody and make excellent mothers. They are very dedicated to raising their young and keeping them safe. The Delaware Blue Hen rooster is a medium sized rooster with beautiful tail plumage. The roosters are fantastic flock leaders and very faithful to their flock. Although Ceasar,my main Blue Hen rooster is not the norm, he will call over other roosters to feed them! Like all roosters, they prefer to be the only rooster in a flock. The roosters make fantastic fathers and will help out with the chicks calling them over to feed. My rooster even takes care of other chicks raised by larger breed hens. The chicks are delicate and small. I would recommend keeping them confined until they get a few weeks old and are a bit stronger. The Delaware Blue Hen lays medium sized white eggs. In comparison to an Orpington or Rhode Island Red egg, slightly smaller. The eggs do not take well to shipping, lower hatch rates can be expected. Overall, It has been a pleasure owning them and I have found them very enjoyable to have around!