This breed was developed in Bielefeld, Germany in the early 1970s by a poultry breeder named Gerd Roth, and the breed is highly valued in its native country.
If you could choose only one breed of chicken to keep the Bielefelder would be the breed to select. Their huge eggs, auto-sexing function, gentle temperaments, and beautiful feathers make them a top choice in almost every category.
Bielefelders consistently lay some of the the largest brown eggs of any chicken breed that we have. They lay them in very impressive numbers, and they start laying at a young age. The eggs are a color that is unique to this breed. Their beautiful shade of brown, which often contains pink undertones, is distinct in appearance from other chicken breeds. Hens are also unusual in that despite their large size they are extremely gentle, and you can remove the eggs from under the hens without being pecked; a practical everyday benefit given the mass and power of these birds.
Chick Sexing Guarantee On standard breeds this procedure is about 90% accurate. This a means that you have a 10% chance of getting a rooster. If you ABSOLUTELY can not own a rooster, please purchase breeds which are sexed much more accurately. Sex links and auto-sexing breeds are sexed with a 99% success rate. This means your chance of getting a rooster is extremely rare. While we do our very best to sell properly sexed birds, please understand the difficulty in this task. We can not take back roosters that you can not keep. Health Guarantee We hand raise all of our chicks in the best conditions possible. They are fed medicated feed from the very first day and provided fresh clean water. Their room temperature is precisely monitored and they are socilaized as much as possible. Please understand that when purchasing baby chicks up to 4 weeks old, there is always a possibility of sudden loss. They require more care and closer monitoring then older birds. If you would prefer to avoid this possible situation, please purchase chicks at least 4 weeks old. We do not guarantee the survival of baby chicks once they leave our farm. We do not offer free replacements Vaccinations All chicks will be vaccinated for Mareks Disease. We have put much thought into this decision. For many years we did not want to vaccinate, due to keeping the chicks as natural as possible. Due to the extreme popularity of back yard chickens, more and more people are asking about vaccinations. Mareks Disease is starting to become more common, with flocks of backyard chickens popping up in nearly every neighborhood. This disease can spread through the wind or on clothing and shoes of your neighbors who have chickens. It is not harmful to humans, but quite deadly to most chickens. 80% of any flock will likely not survive if they are exposed to Mareks. The vaccination is given on hatch day to the chicks. Medicated feed is still recommended for the first few months to control coccidosis, which is a completely different issue than Mareks.