Started Pullet Chickens | 12-17 Weeks Old

Build your backyard flock with Started Pullet Chickens! These female chickens are between 12 and 17 weeks old and can generally integrate into an existing flock of laying hens in a coop.

Must pick up or have order delivered within two weeks of purchase. Inventory updated Updated Jun 28th, 2024.


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Started Pullet Chickens

Breeds and quantities are subject to availability. Most chickens are sexed females with a 95% success rate with the exception of crested and bantam breeds. For details, please read our Guarantee & Refunds/Exchange Policy.

Started pullet chickens are:

  • 12-17 weeks old
  • 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, with the exception of crested and bantam breeds
  • Fully physical mature or mature within one to two months
  • 2-5 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


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.

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.

Care Guidance

Nearly-feathered chicks are not quite ready to go outside into the coop and still need some supplemental heat. They should be kept between 75-85 degrees as they continue to grow in the last of the feathers that will keep them insulated. Keep them in a brooder with a heat lamp, clean their space regularly, and check on them often until they are fully feathered and ready to go outside to live in a chicken coop, usually around 6 weeks old.

Read our FREE three-part series on Raising Baby Chicks for Beginners:

Part 1: Gathering the right supplies and tools
Part 2: How to buy baby chicks
Part 3: Caring for Baby Chicks

Purchase our Brooder Supplies Package and a bag of Chick Starter Crumbles to ensure you have everything you need to keep your new baby chicks healthy.

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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