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.
Olive Eggers are an exciting breed of chickens that typically lay various shades of olive colored eggs. They are created by crossing a dark brown egg layer with a blue egg layer. Our Olive Eggers were created by crossing some of our foundation stock of Cream Legbars, Black Copper Marans, Welsummers, and Blue Ameraucanas. Our F1 generation hybrids do typically lay an olive colored egg, however, the olive can be in various shades and the potential does exist to lay eggs of different colors.
You may receive some chicks from each breeding program if you order multiple chicks, and you are not able to specify from which breeding program your chicks will originate. You will be delighted by the varied color patterns of these chicks and their beautiful and plentiful eggs. Olive Eggers will lay around 180 to 200 eggs per year.
Average mature weight: roosters 7 lbs., hens 5 1/2 lbs.
Olive Egger 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.