All our hens are between 5-8 months old and just reaching their laying age. Hens can lay for up to 4-5 years before they stop all together. Hens need up to 14 hours of sunlight to lay. Artificial lighting can be added to keep hens laying through the winter months when the sunlight is less. Fun fact - hens are born with an exact number of eggs she will lay in her life time, so even if she stops laying through the winter months, that just means she will be laying that much longer before she stops.
Vibrant, sky blue to pastel green eggs are just one desirable trait about this striking beauty. Additionally, they are auto-sexing, a genetic trait that enables chicks to be gendered just by looking at the different feather patterns, making them perfect for the small scale backyard breeder. Male chicks will have a pale dot on the head and will have little to no eye streaks and the female chicks will have a dark brown to black stripe that starts on top of the head and extends down the length of the body. You can also see the tiny little crest developing on the top of the head of the day old chicks.
Cream Legbars are chatty, active, very curious and remarkable foragers. They love to investigate their surroundings and will tag along while you do chores. Uniquely feathered, the Legbar sports a small, slicked back crest. No matter how small, this breed has a huge personality. She'll certainly be the talk of the flock, not only because of her stunning features but her personable disposition. You can expect about 180 eggs per year from the hens.
Average mature weight: roosters 7 lbs., hens 6 lbs.
Cream Legbar Laying Hens
Select Pickup Month: Hens will be available for pickup as early as February and through May 2020. Please select which month you would like to pick up your order. Orders will be available the first Friday of each month. If pickup month needs to change, please notify Kris by text as soon as possible. We can not hold orders for more than 7 days. Any orders not picked up will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate all orders but inventory is constantly changing.