Our Hatchery

Here at Serendipity Farm we love hatching!  We hatch a variety of heritage and rare breed Chickens.  Fertile eggs are collected daily and turned twice per day before being incubated.  Chicks are available throughout the Spring and Summer.  Coop-ready pullets and cockerels are available late Spring through Fall.  We occasionally have adult laying hens and adult roosters available, usually late Summer through early Fall. Hatching eggs are available May through September with 1-2 week notice.  We only sell fresh eggs for hatching to give you the best chance of success!

We are done hatching for 2021!

Here’s what we hope to have hatching in Spring of 2022:

CHICKENS:

Cream Crested Legbars – $15 for females, $2 each for males (or free with female purchase) – the Cream Crested Legbar is an autosexing breed that lays blue eggs. The male is a gorgeous mix of golden brown, cream, white, black, and barred all over. The female is mostly brown, but also barred, and has a puff or crest of feathers on top of her head.  Some of these will carry the “Frost” white gene and the lavender gene.  The father of these chicks is very friendly and I expect his sons will be too.  

Opal Crested Legbars – $20 for females, $5 each for males – these are the lavender version of the Cream Crested Legbar.  They still have the barring, but it is much less obvious on their light gray plumage.  The Opal is much more rare than the regular Cream Crested Legbar, but is physically the same, just a different color.  

Buff Chantecler – $7 each (straight run only)

Partridge Chantecler – $7 each (straight run only)

Chantecler/Orpington Hybrid – $4 each (straight run only) – I have been working with this hybrid for several years to incorporate the personality of the Orpington with the winter egg-laying, small comb, and foraging ability of the Chantecler.  The Chantecler hybrid is less expensive to feed than the Oprington and the hens are always my first to start laying for Spring (usually in late January or early February!).  They mature a bit slower than production layer breeds such as the Leghorn and Gold Comet, however the Orp/Chant hybrid hens lay further into the winter, start laying earlier in Spring, and have more high-production years than those breeds.  They could be most any color including white, black, chocolate, wheaten, or duckwing.

Chocolate English Orpingtons – chicks $8 each (straight run only) – English Orpingtons are a docile breed that are great layers and do well in winter due to their thick feathering.  Their thick feathering also makes them look bigger than they are, though they are one of the heavier of the laying breeds.  They are generally not good at flying and will usually not be able to clear a fence unless they can hop up on something to get over.

Candy Corn Polish – $15 each (unsexed) – Polish are well known for their fancy “top-hats” or crests of feathers on top of their heads.  The “Candy Corn” Polish are one of the MOST colorful of Polish chickens because they are a mix of golden brown and dark black with white barring and sometimes dark green accents.  They are alert, active, and very fun to watch!  I do not recommend letting them free range since their crests make it difficult for them to see hawks.  The females lay medium sized white eggs.

Mixed Color Polish – $10 each (unsexed) – Polish are well known for their fancy “top-hats” or crests of feathers on top of their heads.  In addition to our “Candy Corn” Polish, we will probably have some buff laced and buff laced with barring.  They are alert, active, and very fun to watch!  I do not recommend letting them free range since their crests make it difficult for them to see hawks.  The females lay medium sized white eggs.

Mosaic – $10 each (unsexed) – Mosaics are a beautiful breed that are relatively rare.  They have blue skin, turquoise earlobes, and their feathers are a mix of black, white, brown, and black tinted with green. They are alert, active, and very fun to watch!  I do not recommend letting them free range since their crests make it difficult for them to see hawks.  They are smaller than full-sized chickens, but not as small as bantams.  Females lay medium sized ivory-colored eggs.

F1 Olive Egger – chicks $5 each (straight run only) – Our female F1 Olive Eggers should lay a medium olive egg. Unlike most commercial olive eggers that are Ameraucana-based, these are Crested Legbar-based.  They will have a single comb, no muff or beard, and will be black with white barring similar to a barred rock.  

NEW for 2021! Blue F1 Olive Egger – chicks $5 each (straight run only) – These Olive Eggers are blue-feathered (gray) with muffs, beards, and feathered legs.  These are Ameraucana-based, but the blue coloring is more unique than the basic black Olive Eggers sold by hatcheries.  Our female F1 Olive Eggers should lay a medium olive egg.

Easter Egger – chicks $5 each (straight run only) – Easter Eggers are a mixed breed of other blue and green laying breeds.  Your EEs from Serendipity farm will have a mix of Crested Legbar, Ameraucana, and Marans genetics and the females will lay a blue, light green, or aqua “spearmint” egg.

OTHER POULTRY:

Coturnix Quail – $2-10 depending on age/sex.  We have a variety of colors and most can be sexed at around 4 weeks old.  Coturnix are a fast-growing and early-laying breed of quail, perfect for both meat and egg production.  The eggs are ivory-gray with dark brown/gray/black spots – similar to the Dalmatian jasper gemstone!  Quail cannot be allowed to free range since they will fly away.  They are best housed in rabbit hutches or similar caging or enclosed aviaries.

 

Please check our Craigslist advertisement for what is currently available: 

NONE at this time.

or Email SerendipityfarmNC@yahoo.com to reserve chicks in our future hatches.