* For 2019 there is a 50 maximum limit per order due to our small flocks.
Olive Egger chickens are not part of a recognized chicken breed in the U.S. Rather, they are produced by crossing two breeds, including one that carries the blue egg gene and one that carries the dark brown egg gene. For example the Ameraucana and Araucana chickens are typically used for the blue egg gene, while Marans and Welsummer chickens are typically used for the dark brown egg gene. Each hatchery has its own practices in place that are used to create Olive Egger chickens, including Chickens for Backyards.
Because Olive Egger chickens are a cross of two chicken breeds, they tend to vary greatly in appearance and temperament, depending on which breeds are used to create them. For the most part, however, Olive Egger chickens have proven to be very friendly and active, making a welcome addition to any backyard. They tend to do well in just about any climate. Olive Egger chickens are able to lay 180-200 large unique, olive-colored eggs throughout the year.
Olive Egger chickens are rare compared to other chicken breeds, which is why Chickens for Backyards will usually place a maximum of 15 on any Olive Egger order. If you have never had an Olive Egger chicken on your farm or in your backyard, you should consider trying them, as there’s nothing better than that first glimpse at an olive-tinted egg in your coop!
|Egg Color||Olive Green||Hardiness||Very Cold Hardy|
|Egg Production||Good||Hen Weight||5 1/2 lbs|
|Personality||Active & Friendly||Rooster Weight||6 1/2 lbs|