If you like the puffy bird qualities of Silkies, you’ll love this rare breed from Scotland – the Shetland Hen. They are a result of breeding from Spanish birds and those in Scotland. Like many Spanish birds, they lay blue/green eggs.
Though they are egg layers, Shetland Hens are also considered a table breed. They lay 200 small, blue/green eggs annually. They’re friendly, docile, and colorful!
“These Spanish birds bred with the local Scottish chickens and produced a wonderful race of birds now lauded for their unique traits including the tappit, or tufted, head feathering” Greenfire Farms
What’s a pullet?
A pullet is an adolescent chickens. They’re not day-old chicks but they’re not also mature (hens/roosters). Some backyard chicken enthusiasts prefer to purchase a pullet because they don’t want to do all of the work it takes to raise baby chickens. So we do it for you.
Not many hatcheries sell pullets and you might be concerned about a rooster being in the mix. No worries. If you get a rooster out of your pullet sale, we’ll replace it with another one.
Did you know that chickens have earlobes? It’s true and the color of the earlobe tells you what color eggs they will lay. Pretty neat, huh?
Shetland Hens Backyard Chickens for Sale
When searching for a pet chicken, your family should consider this alternative to a silkie – Shetland Hens. The hens weigh 3-4 pounds and the roosters weigh 4 pounds.
Graywhale Farms has a mission to bring the country to the city, making families in the Midwest healthy and happy.
From our hatchery to your homestead.
Made in Door County.