Standard Breeds:

Black Australop Pullets

The Australorp has been available at Dunlap Hatchery since we began business. Our strain is a pure strain that has developed over the years into one fine layer. Imported originally from Australia as a dual-purpose breed, the Australorp set a world record laying 364 eggs in 365 days. Although they are black in color, when their feathers are touched by sunshine, you will see shades of green reflecting from their plumage. Chicks are mostly black with a white coloring on their underbelly.

Ameraucana Pullets

Araucanas, or the Easter Egg Chicken as they are commonly referred to, lay eggs in many shades of blue, green and pink. With the array of color these birds bring, in their feathering as well as their eggs, they make a favorite to add to any flock.

Our 2021 schedule will be announced at the end of this year.
Our standard available birds are listed here at the top of this page, while our special order options are listed below.
If you know what you need for 2021, you may call us to reserve them at any time (208-522-4880). Thank you!

Golden Sex Link Pullets

This is our best brown egg layer. Imported originally from the Netherlands, this strain is used in over 60 countries worldwide. Capable of producing over 300 strong shelled eggs per year, the Golden Sex Link is a very hearty bird that can withstand cold temperatures. When hatched, the males are a creamy white with the females colored in shades of red.

Standard Breeds:

Buff Orpington Pullets

The Buff Orpington is a very docile bird that lays brown eggs. They are a large bird, that make very good setters should you be interested in reproducing. They were developed by William Cook in the 1880’s in England. These buff colored birds have excellent plumage and make wonderful show birds.

Wellsummers

The Welsummer is a cold hardy bird of Holland decent. Bred in the early 1900’s, the hens are partridge type coloring while the roosters are darker with a rustic red-orange saddle on their back. They lay a darker brown egg with some speckled pigments in the shell. Welsummers are great to have around the yard. They are friendly, docile and excellent foragers.

All Birds Listed Below are Available by Special Order Only!

Barred Rock Pullets

Used as a dual-purpose bird, the Barred Rock is an old fashioned breed with a good laying capability. Eggs are brown and of good size. Chicks are mostly black with a white splotch on the top of their head.

Black Sex Link Pullets

These birds are also exceptionally good layers of brown eggs. They are a cross between a Rhode Island Red and a Barred Plymouth Rock. The hens are mostly black with red coloring primarily around the neck. Males are black and white barred similarly to the coloring of a Barred Rock.

Rhode Island Red Pullets

One of our most popular breeds, the Rhode Islands will not disappoint the grower. Developed in the early 1900’s, they are very tame layers of brown eggs. They have good feed conversion and will lay for a very long time. Chicks are a rusty brown color.

Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullets

The Wyandotte was developed in New York in the 1880’s. It was first called the “American Seabright”. They are a heavier breed with the hens laying medium brown eggs. They are a popular backyard bird, and make beautiful show birds.

Light Brahma

An Asiatic bird, the Light Brahma is a very large, feather legged bird. They lay brown eggs and are a very docile bird.

Game Birds

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Ringneck Pheasant, Chukar Partridge, Bob White Quail, Guineas and Mallard ducks are all offered to the game bird enthusiast.

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Turkeys

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Dunlap Hatchery: We hatch Nicholas turkey poults from The Valley of the Moon. Nicholas turkey poults have been produced since 1937, and are known throughout the world for their quality. We offer the Broad Breasted White, Bronze and Black turkey. Keep a close eye on their growth or they may not fit in your oven when the holiday season arrives.

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Ducks

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Dunlap Hatchery: Waterfowl are extraordinary birds to add to your farm flock. Ducks make excellent pets and are easy to raise. We offer nine standard varieties of ducks. If you are looking for a meat duck, try our Pekin; they are very fast growing and can be butchered as soon as 7 weeks of age. Khaki Campbells are the best egg layer; they produce an average of 275 eggs per season. Many customers have told us they prefer duck eggs to chicken eggs and that they are great for baking. Dunlap’s sees the duck market as an expanding and exciting area of growth in the poultry industry.

All of our ducks except for the Mallards, are domesticated, i.e. they don’t fly.

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Geese

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Dunlap Hatchery: Waterfowl are extraordinary birds to add to your farm flock. Geese make excellent pets and are easy to raise. We offer four varieties of geese. For white geese, we offer the Embden and White Chinese. And for a gray goose, we have Toulouse and African.

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Bantams

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Believed to have originated from the Orient, bantams are miniature chickens. They are often one-forth the size of standard breed poultry. These birds are increasingly popular due to their size, low maintenance costs and their inherent beauty.

Dunlap Hatchery currently offer 23 varieties of bantams to you. Look over their pictures and descriptions to decide which birds would work best for your farm @ www.dunlaphatchery.net

Meat Birds

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Dunlap Hatchery:

Cornish Cross are the primary bird for meat production. To insure you the best meat bird available, all our White Cornish hatching eggs come from large commercial farms in Arkansas. These birds can be butchered as early as 6 weeks. Males will dress out at 4 to 5 lbs at 7 weeks with females dressing the same weight at 8 weeks of age. We recommend restricting their diet after 1 week of age. Let them go 10 to 12 hours without food at night.

Red Ranger: We have added, what we feel is, the red broiler of the future. The Red Ranger, developed by S & G Poultry, puts the competition to shame. They have a great growth rate with impressive feed conversion and livability. This bird has a 70% live to dress weight yield. The breast meat on a long keel is in natural proportion to the leg meat. Rangers are yellow skinned. Their legs will not break down. This bird is an excellent choice for organic and free range operations. They can handle extreme temperatures and lay a large brown egg. The roosters weigh 4 ½ to 5 lbs at eight weeks and average 8 lbs at 12 weeks.

Turken (Naked Necks): They may not be the most elegant looking bird, but are often regarded as the premier eating bird because of their superior meat texture and very thick skin, which crisps to perfection when roasted. They come in a variety of colors and lay large brown eggs.

Roosters

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