Red Dorking Chickens

Dorking chickens are an ancient breed originating from England. They were very common on early American farms, but have now become exceptionally rare. They are of a heavy build with short legs and have traditionally been esteemed as an exceptional table fowl. Dorkings are cold hardy, and retain natural mothering instincts. Exactly when Dorking chickens arrived in America is a bit of a mystery. We do know they were well distributed here before 1840, and were even shown at the first poultry show in America in 1849. By 1904 they were the most popular breed in their native England.  We are actively engaged in the preservation of this breed through our breeding program.   Read more…

Red Dorkings For Sale

Sold out for 2017.

Red Dorking chicks are available each spring. All birds must be picked up on the farm.  We do not ship birds or hatching eggs.  Contact us to reserve chicks for spring 2018.

Day old chick pricing:

  • 6-10 chicks: $8 each (straight run only, and 6 chick minimum required)
  • 11-20 chicks: $7 each (straight run only)
  • 21+ chicks: $6.50 each (straight run only)

Red Dorkings are sold as straight-run chicks only.  Please do not ask for older birds or hens only.

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