Welcome to Dawnridge Farm! We moved to Grass Valley, CA and retired in 2011. We got a few backyard hens to provide us with farm fresh eggs and then a year later decided to "save" a heritage breed. We chose the Delaware and are so glad we did! They are a wonderful, friendly bird that provide us with delicious meat and lots of large brown eggs.
We have been selectively breeding to improve the bird to what is was "back in the day" - the 1940's - when the Delaware was the primary chicken you got at the butcher and grocery store. These birds were being processed at 12-14 weeks old. We have reached those weights by culling any that don't meet to our requirements and only breeding the BEST.
We are proud members of American Pastured Poultry Association, The Livestock Conservancy, American Poultry Association and are NPIP certified.