Poland - Ayam Cemani fowl
by Western Philip
(Poznan, Poland )
The rarest and most sought after chicken breed on the planet! Our GreenFire Farms Ayam Cemani bloodline, that we sell, were first imported into the US and featured on Time Magazine in 2014 wearing million dollar jewelry. Ayam Cemani originate in Indonesia and are known to have black feathers, black skin, black comb, black wattles, black flesh, black organs and black bones. This makes this breed one of the most beautiful chickens on the planet, hailing them as "The Lamborghini of Poultry."
In Indonesia, the black chickens are known for their mystical healing powers due to their black hyper-pigmentation. The hens lay a surprisingly abundant amount of eggs, 80-120 eggs each year. Their eggs are unusually large proportion compared to the hen's body, making them a low feed cost breed with excellent egg laying capability. The birds pictured here are our breeding stock and were selected from many Ayam Cemani birds for their exceptionally black features. However, it is important to understand that not all Ayam Cemani offspring grow up to be solid black, even with solid black parents. We cannot guarantee the distribution of black pigment in the offspring you receive as each chick will turn out different.
Our Ayam Cemani are cold & hot weather hardy, low maintenance, tame and easy to handle.
* Shipping Cost: $30 Priority 2-3 Day Shipping or $80 Express 48hours Shipping for sending a box of an any amount of chicks via USPS. Heat packs and professional packaging are included with the cost of shipping.
Type: Standard Large Fowl
Size: Large (5-7 lbs)
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Egg Laying: Good (3-4/week, 80-120/year)
Egg Color: Cream, Light Tan
Egg Size: Medium
Unique Feature: World's Only All Black Chicken Inside & Out
Cold Hardiness: Ok Winter Tolerance
Heat Tolerance: Great Heat tolerance
Setter/Broody: Yes, Sometimes
Personality: Very human friendly, curious and docile
What I Need: Everything you need can usually be purchased at your local feed store. Chick starter feed, waterer, brooder (cardboard box, plastic storage bin, bathtub, or even a kiddie pool are popular), pine shavings, thermometer and a heat lamp or heat source. Baby chicks require heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Second week you can lower the temperature to 90 degrees and so on with every week going down 5 degrees until 6-8 weeks old or when they are ready to go "outside".
How Do My Chicks Survive Shipment?: Baby chicks do not need food or water for the first 72 hours of life. Ingesting their yolk sac gives them the nutrition they need to survive the journey from Feather Lover Farm's hatching facility to you! Shipping day-old chicks helps ensure a safe arrival since they will usually be just 2 days old when you receive them. Our packaging is professional with a brand new chick shipping box, nesting material and warm long lasting heat packs depending on the time of the year. Your chicks will look like they just hatched out of a nest when you open the box and jump into your arms, thinking you are their mother hen!