The Chantecler originated in the Quebec Province of Canada and is a dual purpose chicken. The Chantecler is the first Canadian breed of chicken. Under the supervision of Brother Chatelain, the monks of the Cistercian Abbey in Oka, Quebec, sought to create a fowl of vigorous and rustic temperament that could resist the climatic conditions of Canada. The White Chantecler was introduced to the public in 1918 and admitted to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1921.The breed is noted for having nearly no wattles and a small cushion comb appearing much like a small round button sitting low on the head. An excellent layer of brown eggs and a good winter layer. The breed is noted for being calm, gentle and personable.
At 20 weeks the average live weight for males was 7 pounds 8 ounces, the largest male was exactly 9 pounds.
I started keeping chickens last year for the hobby and the eggs. In my research of the different kinds of chicken the Chantecler stuck out as a chicken that met my needs. I ordered 5 last February and got one extra at the time of delivery in March. They were very energetic and healthy and have grown into attractive creatures that lay eggs no matter how cold and brutal the weather is. Will be ordering at least 20 chicks from cackle this year and greatly appreciate the option to buy my chicks without vaccinations. (Posted on 12/3/2017)
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Chanteclers are excellent for egg and meat production. Review by Ron
I received an order of Chanteclers from Cackle Hatchery about 2 years ago and to get some additional stock for breeding, I am soon placing an order for 15 more. Cackle is the only hatchery I would ever use because of many years of total satisfaction. (Posted on 3/27/2017)
Happy Customer Review by Mike California Sept 2014
I ordered 55 chicks from there and received 59 all alive at the beginning of August. One died later but the rest are great. I will not order from another hatchery other than this one. I will recommend you to anyone that wants to order poultry. You are not only the cheapest but have fast shipping and great chicks. Thanks (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Attn:Libby Review by Carrie New York May 2010
I wanted to let you know that our chicks arrived!! I was very impressed with the packaging and service from your company. Right now they are all doing well and we are the most excited. (Posted on 11/20/2015)