Cackle Hatchery® 

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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Delaware Chicken Rooster

Delaware Chicken Rooster


Delaware Chicken Hen

Delaware Chicken Hen

Group of Delaware Chicks

Group of Delaware Chicks

Delaware Chicken Rooster

Delaware Chicken Rooster

Delaware Chicken Hen

Delaware Chicken Hen

Delaware Chicken Breed


Delaware Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Delaware Chicken Breed Information

Originated and developed in the state of Delaware USA in the 1940's and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1952. The Delaware is a dual purpose chicken with a single comb and a layer of brown eggs. Plumage is nearly white with black feathers around the neck and tail and the bird is a rapid grower. Origin comes from hatchery man crossing Rock-Reds and occasionally a white colored chick would be in a tray considered to be a “off color” a “sport”. These white chicks grew very fast and big and after of years of breeding the white offspring they eventually became consistent with their color and color patterns and become a standard breed. In the 1980 and 1990 very few of these pure Delaware flocks still existed and just only in the last 15 years has this breed made a comeback. Cackle Hatchery®  is proud to be a long time breeder of this beautiful chicken.

Chicken Facts:
  • Poultry Show Class: American
  • Weights -   Hen-----6 1/2 lbs               Rooster------8 1/2 lbs
                       Pullet---5 1/2  lbs              Cockerel----7 1/2 lbs

  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: Egg laying and meat production 
  • Egg Shell Color -  Brown 
  • Egg Production -
  • 200-280 eggs per year. (*estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Country of Origin - United States (Delaware)
  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: -Critical Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
  • Breeder Farm Source: “ Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” investing over 40 years of developing our bloodline or strain of pure Delaware..

Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.


Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them  or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”
Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age  You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total.





Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Delaware Straight Run 5 2.80 14.00
Delaware Straight Run 10 2.65 26.50
Delaware Straight Run 15 2.40 36.00
Delaware Straight Run 25 2.25 56.25
Delaware Straight Run 50 2.10 105.00
Delaware Straight Run 100 1.90 190.00
Delaware Pullets 5 3.05 15.25
Delaware Pullets 10 3.00 30.00
Delaware Pullets 15 2.85 42.75
Delaware Pullets 25 2.60 65.00
Delaware Pullets 50 2.45 122.50
Delaware Pullets 100 2.25 225.00
Delaware Cockerels 1-9 2.00 2.00

Delaware Cockerels 10 1.65 16.50
Delaware Cockerels 15 1.45 21.75
Delaware Cockerels 25 1.35 33.75
Delaware Cockerels 50 1.20 60.00
Delaware Cockerels 100 1.05 105.00

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