Taking Spring 2023 Chick Orders
The Malines were created in Belgium back in the 1800's as a meat bird. This is a very heavy breed; roosters can weigh over 12 lbs. We have a couple that are topping the scales at 14 lbs. There are many color varieties of the Maline, but the black herringbone pattern is the most common. The black and white pattern goes from the top of their head to the tip of their toes. Absolutely stunning!
The hens are also a very heavy bird but super friendly and gentle, they lay a cream-colored egg that is large.
The Malines is somewhat of an auto sexing bird, but the visual clues are not easily recognized at hatch but days or a week after hatch the clues are noticeable. We will only sell the day-old chicks as straight run.
If you're looking for a beautiful, sweet tempered, easy to handle, physically impressive bird for your backyard flock, the Malines should be at the top of your list.
We traveled to Greenfire Farms in the spring of 2016 to pick up our breeder flock and also took a farm tour. (They no longer give tours) During our tour as we walked past the Malines pen, I was so impressed with the way their little faces were pressed up against the fence just waiting for us to visit them, I knew instantly that I had to have this bird. The hens beg for your attention, I love it. Malines are sold straight run.
ATTENTION: We require orders of a minimum of 10 day old chicks. These 10 can be a mix of any of our breeds This keeps the babies warm and healthy in the box. We guarantee live delivery of 10 or more chicks.
If you wish to order fewer you can contact us. This would be for an order for farm pickup of less than 10, or an order of less than 10 that has no live delivery guarantee.
14025 County Road 975 E McLeansboro IL 62859
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