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Where can i buy some blue hen of delaware chickens?

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I've been searching the internet for hours and cant find any actual blue hen of delaware chickens for sale, only merchandise for the school that has the blue hen of delaware as their mascot. Can someone please help?

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I fell in love with them too. But from what I understand they're nearly impossible to get ahold of.  There are so few breeding birds. But if you manage to find someone who has some that are true to the breed I'd love to know!!

I'm going to have to watch this post!  Good luck. smile

Wife to 1 amazing man! Breeding FBCM, silver penciled wyandottes, ADORABLE silkies.  And 2 psychotic Bengal cats. NPIP tested!

Currently searching for a beautiful silver penciled Wyandotte roo. Must conform to the standard or at least be on his way there!  PM me if you have that perfect roo for my girls!
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Wife to 1 amazing man! Breeding FBCM, silver penciled wyandottes, ADORABLE silkies.  And 2 psychotic Bengal cats. NPIP tested!

Currently searching for a beautiful silver penciled Wyandotte roo. Must conform to the standard or at least be on his way there!  PM me if you have that perfect roo for my girls!
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Originally Posted by KCchickens 

I fell in love with them too. But from what I understand they're nearly impossible to get ahold of.  There are so few breeding birds. But if you manage to find someone who has some that are true to the breed I'd love to know!!

I'm going to have to watch this post!  Good luck. smile


If i find some i'll be sure to pm u

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Originally Posted by KCchickens 

I fell in love with them too. But from what I understand they're nearly impossible to get ahold of.  There are so few breeding birds. But if you manage to find someone who has some that are true to the breed I'd love to know!!

I'm going to have to watch this post!  Good luck. smile


If i find some i'll be sure to pm u


I'll search some more too. And if I find any I'll let you know!  They just look like such beautiful birds.

Wife to 1 amazing man! Breeding FBCM, silver penciled wyandottes, ADORABLE silkies.  And 2 psychotic Bengal cats. NPIP tested!

Currently searching for a beautiful silver penciled Wyandotte roo. Must conform to the standard or at least be on his way there!  PM me if you have that perfect roo for my girls!
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Wife to 1 amazing man! Breeding FBCM, silver penciled wyandottes, ADORABLE silkies.  And 2 psychotic Bengal cats. NPIP tested!

Currently searching for a beautiful silver penciled Wyandotte roo. Must conform to the standard or at least be on his way there!  PM me if you have that perfect roo for my girls!
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post #5 of 17

I used to have them. Most of the people who have them live in DE. Bec on here has them, and there are a few other BYC'ers who have them. Give Bec a PM. wink

 I sold off all my birds. I'm getting out of poultry until 2016. We need to rebuild after a massive attack, and we need time to rebuild new pens and beef up security.

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 I sold off all my birds. I'm getting out of poultry until 2016. We need to rebuild after a massive attack, and we need time to rebuild new pens and beef up security.

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I have some of Bec's DBH, (Delaware Blue Hens) and, not being a recognized APA breed, they are very hard to find. I drove 26 hours in 2 days to get the little stinkers home! lol

I have only 7 hens right now, having lost my DBH roo in spring. BUT.... I am negotiating to get one of my rehomed roosters back. I'm not sure what Bec's status is at the moment, but I PMed her a link to this thread and left a voicemail for her.

They are small to mid-size, and are capable of better flight than most chickens. Mine sail out of the woods at about 8 feet high! The hens are all very sweet and good natured. A few of the roos need careful tending because they are very protective of their flocks, but overall quite well behaved. Eggs are usually about medium size, white or off white. Very nice!

For more info, check here:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/delaware_blue_hen/524

I love my DBH, have never regretted tracking them down. smile

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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
Chicken Tender of 20 years

 

Memorial Thread

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post #7 of 17

Well, I am not sure what my status is at this point tongue  I had to part with my only roo due to him being a mean bugger and after 2 years of my kids not being able to go out without being armed for battle, he had to go to a friends house. I'm unsure what I am going to from here on, I have my hands full with some other things but I can certainly help anyone who is looking for some Blue Hens!

You should definitely do some reading up and research, although it is hard to find anything on the actual bird. If you have any questions Ranchie or myself can answer any questions you may have.

Just a girl who loves her chickens
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I saw them today for the first time at the Delaware State Fair.  My husband and I are both from Delaware, graduated from the U.of D. and never knew these birds existed.  I thought they were extinct or out of a story.  Anyway, contact the U. of D. School of Agriculture.  I read that they have a flock.

post #9 of 17

I used to have a flock of them years ago (2003-2006). They were given to me and were very good layers. They were beautiful birds.
 

 I sold off all my birds. I'm getting out of poultry until 2016. We need to rebuild after a massive attack, and we need time to rebuild new pens and beef up security.

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 I sold off all my birds. I'm getting out of poultry until 2016. We need to rebuild after a massive attack, and we need time to rebuild new pens and beef up security.

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I am looking for some blue hen chicks or eggs
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