Dominique Chickens are known as one of the first breeds of chickens established in the United States. The name may have come from an early breed of chicken originating in Saint-Domingue, present day Haiti. Poultry lovers have been working in recent years to increase numbers of this breed, which had nearly become extinct. They are tolerant of both hot and cold climates, making them an ideal flock addition for all parts of the United States.
Dominiques are a sustainable heritage breed and lay more than 180 medium sized brown eggs per year. They have rose combs and are great foragers. Their black and white barring help provide cover while foraging. Both male and female Dominiques have yellow legs, but often, some may have a dusky color on the front of the shanks. Dominiques are often called Dominickers.
Average mature weight: Roosters 6 1/2 lbs., Hens 4 1/2 lbs.
Select Pickup Date: Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 36 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 36 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Picking up Chicks: You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
100% Healthy Chicks Guarantee: If there is a problem with ANY of the birds after pick up you must CALL US IMMEDIATELY so we can help trouble shoot any possible causes for the problem. Review our Chick Care Guide for tips on how to set up their area and proper care. On cold days plan on bringing or purchasing a heat pack (hand warmer) for their travel home. It is highly recommended you have a thermometer in their brooder to observe that the temperature is as recommended by age.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen. But inventory is constantly changing.