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Chick season is over for the year -- our Hatching Eggs are available for shipping year round.

Collection: Chicks

  • Rainbow Chicks
    Rainbow Chicks

    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

  • Marans
    Marans
    Sometimes 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.
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    Disposition
    Active, Calm, Quiet
    Eggs
    250+ per year
    Egg Weight
    70 grams
    Point of Lay
    5 months
    Traits
    Great Foragers
    Breed Origin
    France
    Type
    Some 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 Eggers
    Olive Eggers
    Olive Eggers are hybrid chickens - green eggshells are achieved by crossing a dark-brown egg-layer with a blue-shelled egg layer.
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    Disposition
    Active, Calm, Quiet
    Eggs
    300+ per year
    Egg Weight
    60 – 70 grams
    Point of Lay
    4.5 months
    Traits
    Great Foragers
    Breed Origin
    Highland Homestead Hybrid
    Type
    Most 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.
  • Ameraucanas
    Ameraucanas
    This 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'.
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    Disposition
    Active, 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).
    Eggs
    250+ per year
    Egg Weight
    LAV 55 grams / IS 40 grams
    Point of Lay
    5 months
    Traits
    Great Foragers
    Breed Origin
    United States
    Type
    Our 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.
  • Bielefelders
    Bielefelders
    Autosexing 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. 
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    Disposition
    Friendly, Calm
    Eggs
    200+ per year
    Egg Weight
    70 grams
    Point of Lay
    7 months
    Traits
    Autosexing, Dual-Purpose
    Breed Origin
    Germany
    Type
    Biel 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.
  • Mint Eggers
    Mint Eggers

    These chicks have super-secret genetics and will lay a light green egg.
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    Disposition
    Active, gentle, quiet.
    Eggs
    300+ per year
    Egg Weight
    70 grams
    Point of Lay
    5 months
    Traits
    Great Foragers
    Breed Origin
    Highland Homestead Hybrid
    Type
    Large, dual-purpose.
  • Legbars
    Legbars
    Autosexing at hatch, this blue-egg-laying breed is crested (moderate fluffy head poufs) and very showy.
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    Disposition
    Active
    Eggs
    300+ per year
    Egg Weight
    60 grams
    Point of Lay
    4.5 months
    Traits
    Autosexing
    Breed Origin
    United Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)
    Type
    A slightly smaller body type and tendency to be a bit flightly if not socialized from a young age.
  • Cochin Bantams
    Cochin Bantams
    Feather-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.

    Disposition
    Docile, Calm.
    Eggs
    250+ per year
    Egg Weight
    30 grams
    Point of Lay
    5 months
    Traits
    Broody, Great with Children
    Breed Origin
    China
    Type
    Our 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 Hens
    Swedish Flower Hens
    This 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 Quail
    Coturnix Quail
    Coturnix 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 ›
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    Disposition
    Quiet, Flighty
    Eggs
    300+ per year
    Egg Weight
    13 – 16 grams
    Point of Lay
    2 months
    Traits
    Dual-Purpose, Bears Confinement
    Breed Origin
    Japan
    Type
    There 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.
  • Sage Eggers
    Sage Eggers
    Autosexing at hatch, these chicks have super-secret genetics and will lay a medium green egg. View Hatching Eggs
    • Disposition: Active, Calm
    • Eggs:
      300+ per year
    • Point-of-lay: 5 months
    • Traits: Great Foragers