Adult Chickens | 18+ Weeks Old

Ready to enjoy your very own fresh eggs? These adult chickens are fully mature in size, and are the closest hens to laying eggs!

Inventory Updated June 1, 2024. Must pick up or have order delivered within two weeks of purchase.

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Description

Our adult chickens are almost ready to start laying eggs! Depending on the breed and time of year, these adult chickens should begin laying eggs in just a few short months. Breeds and quantities are subject to availability. Most chickens are sexed females with a 95% success rate except crested and bantam breeds. For details, please read our Guarantee & Refunds/Exchange Policy.

Adult chickens are:

  • 18 weeks and older
  • Fully-feathered and ready to go outside into a coop
  • Vaccinated for Marek’s Disease using the most complete 4-strain vaccine, and administered in-ovo or within 24 hours of hatching by professionals
  • Sexed and guaranteed females with a 95% success rate, except crested and bantam breeds
  • Fully physically mature or mature within one month
  • 0-3 months to begin laying eggs, depending on the breed and the time of year
  • Please read our Guarantee & Refunds/Exchange Policy
  • Live chickens are subject to availability and orders may be subject to change due to breed, sex, or health.

All chickens sold by Dare 2 Dream Farms are sourced from NPIP Certified Hatcheries and are

  • H5/H7 Avian Influenza Clean
  • Salmonella Monitored
  • Pullorum-Typhoid Clean

Delivery

Please visit our deliveries page for complete information on delivery and pick-up options, pricing, and service areas.

For Local Delivery, a customer service representative will contact you for order confirmation and to schedule a 1-2 hour delivery window. For pick-up at locations other than Dare 2 Dream Farms, you will also receive a call to confirm your order and pick-up time. For pick-up at Dare 2 Dream Farms, please arrive at the appointment time selected during checkout. Our team will meet you at the Farm Stand Office to fill your order.

For the best chance of next-day delivery, please place your order by noon one business day before the scheduled delivery in your area. Delivery is ultimately subject to availability and therefore we cannot guarantee next-day delivery.

Care Guidance

Chickens should have access to a chicken coop for sleeping and laying eggs. Close them up in their coop every night at dusk to protect them from common chicken predators, and open the coop again after dawn. The coop should have roosts for them to perch on for sleeping, and nesting boxes for laying eggs (approximately one box for every four chickens). For more information on keeping chickens, read through some of our helpful blog posts:

The Happy Home for a Chicken
Exercise 5 Mandatory Biosecurity Rules to Prevent Illness in your Chickens
4 Important Things to Consider when Ordering your First Chickens

Purchase our Coop Supplies Package and a bag of Layer Pellets to ensure you have everything you need to keep your new laying hens healthy.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your delivery for backyard chickens and receive a full refund, cancellations must be made by noon, one business day before your scheduled delivery. For the health and safety of the chickens, as a courtesy to our driver, cancellations made after this deadline are subject to a $35 Cancellation Fee.

Minimum Order

There is a minimum order of 2 chickens. For the health and safety of the chickens, chickens should be kept in a flock with other chickens, not alone, and should be integrated as pairs or larger groups in most cases. Dare 2 Dream Farms reserves the right to cancel an order if it does not meet the minimum. For more information, please contact our customer service at 805-735-3233.

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