Chicken Breed Focus – Delaware

I’ve always been interested in this bird, but know little about them. They seem to be available at hatcheries, although in moderate numbers.¬† After reading this article, thought I was sold… until I read all the reviews and the word noisy kept popping up!

Passing the information along to you, maybe they’ll be of interest to you.

Delaware BYC

Delaware aka Indian River

The Indian River was developed in the 1940s in the United States by George Ellis in the state of Delaware. He selected the occasional light colored sport produced from the popular broiler cross of Barred Plymouth Rock roosters and New Hampshire hens. Continue Reading Backyard Chickens | Chicken Breed Focus – Delaware

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Why Chickens?

The Many Benefits of Backyard Chickens
Source:  Green America

Most chicken-owners have the same reason for starting up their flocks: eggs. By getting eggs from your own chickens, you avoid supporting industrial farms that produce the majority of eggs sold in the US. Egg-producing hens on factory farms are often kept in such close, inhumane quarters that they cannot stretch their legs or wings, walk around, or participate in normal social behaviors… Read Article