Need chicks available sooner, or filling in some gaps in your colorful egg baskets with beautiful blues or greens? Let us select an assortment of chicks for you from our brooder.
*BLUES, MINTS, OLIVES* will include some or all of the following breeds: Isabel Ameraucanas, Lavender Ameraucanas, F1-F3 Olive Eggers (feathering out in black, lavender, gold, or barred varieties), F1-F2 Mint or Sage Eggers, and Legbars.
*KID PACKS* (Our Friendliest Large Breed Chickens) will include some or all of the following breeds: Black Copper Marans (line A), Lavender Ameraucanas, F2-F3 Olive Eggers, Lavender F1 Olive Eggers, Mint Eggers (autosexing), Bielefelders (autosexing), and Orpingtons.
*THE RAINBOW COLLECTION* will include some or all of the breeds listed in our Breed Catalog. View Hatching Eggs
MaransSometimes marketed as "French" Marans in the US, these very special hens are coveted for laying the darkest red-chocoloate-brown eggs in the poultry world. Our Black Copper A Line has an exceptionally agreeable temperament and our B Line lays our darkest eggs.
View Hatching Eggs ›DispositionActive, Calm, QuietEggs250+ per yearEgg Weight70 gramsPoint of Lay5 monthsTraitsGreat ForagersBreed OriginFranceTypeSome birds display a high degree of copper in their hackles, and feathering in the feet/legs can vary greatly. Most of our breeding hens have heavily feathered legs, adhering toward the French breeding standard (vs. the American breeding standard which dictates lightly feathered legs). Please note that we frequently keep back our darkest BCM hatching eggs in order to improve the overall color of our eggs generation after generation.
Olive EggersOlive Eggers are hybrid chickens - green eggshells are achieved by crossing a dark-brown egg-layer with a blue-shelled egg layer.
View Hatching Eggs ›DispositionActive, Calm, QuietEggs300+ per yearEgg Weight60 – 70 gramsPoint of Lay4.5 monthsTraitsGreat ForagersBreed OriginHighland Homestead HybridTypeMost birds display the smaller Ameraucana combs and fluffy faces, while carrying the heavier Marans body type and feathered legs, although we do see the occasional Marans-style comb, face, or no feathering in the legs.
AmeraucanasThis purebred breed lays a blue egg and has the most adorable fluffy cheeks (called muffs) and fluffy beards. Their small pea combs and absence of any pronounced wattles make them exceptionally suited for colder climates. This breed is different from a commercial 'Easter Egger'.
View Hatching Eggs ›DispositionActive, quiet; Lavenders are especially sweet once mature, but we have found that some roosters of both colors can be aggressive and are working to breed this out of both lines (the Lavender rooster we have chosen to work with is a huge sweetheart).Eggs250+ per yearEgg WeightLAV 55 grams / IS 40 gramsPoint of Lay5 monthsTraitsGreat ForagersBreed OriginUnited StatesTypeOur Lavenders do not display any of the known faults associated with this color (ie, leakage or the ragged feathering gene). All Lavender Ameraucana breeders in the US are working on improving plumage quality and breed size. With Isabels, all breeders who have acquired these birds are working to improve egg size.
BielefeldersAutosexing at hatch, and one of the sweetest breeds we've ever worked with. These hens are big, beautiful, and friendly. Heavy blooms on these eggs often result in peachy-colored shells.
View Hatching Eggs ›DispositionFriendly, CalmEggs200+ per yearEgg Weight70 gramsPoint of Lay7 monthsTraitsAutosexing, Dual-PurposeBreed OriginGermanyTypeBiel Roosters crow deeper and more loudly than most breeds Plumage is very showy and shimmery in the sunlight. This is a large-bodied bird (not as large as an Orpington, but just as friendly and with a bit more personality than an Orpington). They are great with children.
LegbarsAutosexing at hatch, this blue-egg-laying breed is crested (moderate fluffy head poufs) and very showy.
View Hatching Eggs ›DispositionActiveEggs300+ per yearEgg Weight60 gramsPoint of Lay4.5 monthsTraitsAutosexingBreed OriginUnited Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)TypeA slightly smaller body type and tendency to be a bit flightly if not socialized from a young age.
Cochin BantamsFeather-legged and poufy-tailed, Cochins are an amazingly docile breed for young children. They like to stay closer to the coop when let out, and are incredibly easy for friends and neighbors to handle if you want to show off how soft and fluffy your Cochins are.
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Bantam eggs will be smaller than Large Fowl (Standard) eggs.DispositionDocile, Calm.Eggs250+ per yearEgg Weight30 gramsPoint of Lay5 monthsTraitsBroody, Great with ChildrenBreed OriginChinaTypeOur Bobtails were purchased from Karl Rau's personal breeding stock when he retired – we have zero imported bloodlines from the Netherlands at this time. Hatching eggs will be listed if available, however they are frequently included in our 'Assorted' Cochin Hatching Eggs.
Swedish Flower HensThis exotic-looking landrace breed comes in a spectacular variety of flowery color combinations and is very cold-hardy. Natural selection is preferred over breeder intervention when it comes to landrace breeds, and some birds will have crests, while others will not. View Hatching Eggs
- Disposition: Active
- Eggs: 250+ per year
- Point of Lay: 6 months
- Traits: Great Foragers
- Breed Origin: Sweden
Coturnix QuailCoturnix Quail are a special addition to any back yard or homestead. Birds are quiet, don't require much space, have a rapid rate of maturation, and lay eggs near-daily. Eggs have superior nutritional content to traditional chicken eggs, and you do not need any special licenses to keep this particular breed of Quail. Read more about Hatching Quail ›
View Chicks ›DispositionQuiet, FlightyEggs300+ per yearEgg Weight13 – 16 gramsPoint of Lay2 monthsTraitsDual-Purpose, Bears ConfinementBreed OriginJapanTypeThere are no visual differences between the two varieties of Coturnix Quail we raise - our Celadon Coturnix Quail carry the Celadon egg-gene mutation (blue quail eggs), while our traditional Jumbo Coturnix Quail lay the traditional cream and brown mottled Quail eggs.
You can tell males from females around the time they start crowing (once they are around 2 mos old). The females retain spots on their chests - and the males grow out of them and have solid chests. The only exception would be if any have white tuxedo markings obscuring the chests, and we try not to breed with too many of these.