What do Heritage Chickens Look Like?

The better question is what does a heritage chicken TASTE

Delaware chickens are friendly and give brown eggs on Cloud 9 Farm

like? REAL chicken…but you may have forgotten what that is because the supermarket bird of choice is grown from chick to harvest in 37 days not the 126+ days it takes a heritage bird. You have to flavor store chicken with garlic, ginger or fry it in a salty breading in order to taste it.  No, heritage birds are not gamey tasting just a rich, chicken flavor. These are Delawares originating in the state of Delaware in the 1940’s and admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1952. The Delaware is a dual purpose chicken, layer of brown eggs and a rapid grower. 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. Find more info read Cackle Hatchery.

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