Olive Egger

The exceptional egg basket experience 

Green eggs and ham

Ham is optional and the green color is only on the shell. These olive eggers sport various shades of green and sometimes other shell shades such as dark brown. Olive eggers are not purebred chickens. They are bred from purebred birds on the farm, crossing a variety of birds with specific egg color genes for a desired outcome.  The eggs are a medium to large sized egg. Production will yield approximately 250 eggs per year.
The olive eggers  are mainly used for egg laying purposes, as their genetic make up is using light layer type birds mixed with dual purpose. Some birds from the olive egger pen may have beards and muffs and other may not. Some may have feathered legs and toes. Current base color is black and a few are blue.
A popular choice due to the fun egg basket the olive egger can produce. The chicks hatch out strong and vibrant and are easy to raise.
They do well as free range birds and also lay and thrive well in confined areas.
Hens will begin to lay at around 24 weeks of age and will lay for many years.
  Chicks are sold straightrun only which means unsexed. Hatching eggs are also offered in the online store. Chicks and eggs are offered year round, providing the birds are laying.
Keep in mind birds need to molt and regenerate and are not machines. Many are surprised when their chickens suddenly stop laying.  They will lay in cycles which is perfectly natural for all chickens. The exception is commercially bred birds that are bred to lay so many eggs that they loose their feathers and look unhealthy. This is not natural and they will live shorter and lives with many health concerns attached. 

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