Meyer Hatchery Started Pullets are typically 16-20 weeks when they are shipped or ready for pickup. Most Meyer Hatchery Started Pullets are beak trimmed.
Preparation for their arrival:
- Started pullets are fully feathered and are ready for an outdoor coop space. You can read more on coop setups and recommendations on our coops and runs blog landing page
- If you have an existing flock, it is very important to make sure you have a separate space set up for your incoming started pullets. We do not recommend immediately combining the two together until you have done a quarantine period. Different locations have different pathogens that exist in the ground as well as your birds. Your existing flock may be immune to a pathogen in your environment, but new birds may succumb to those same pathogens and become ill. Isolation and close observation will help you catch any issues early.
- We recommend placing them in an isolated space for two weeks before slowly integrating new birds with your existing flock.
- We recommend feeding a 16% layer feed to your started pullets.
Our started pullets go through a full vaccination program
|1 Day||Marek's Disease|
|18 Days||Newcastle and Bronchitis, Gumboro (IBD)|
|30 Days||Gumboro (IBD)|
|5 - 6 Weeks||Fowl Pox, Pigeon Pox|
|6 Weeks||Newcastle and Bronchitis|
|12 Weeks||Newcastle and Bronchitis|