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 or the Opal (lavender) gene.  The father of these chicks “Marty” is very friendly and I expect his sons will be too.  

Frost Crested Legbars – $25 for females, $5 each for males – these are the solid white version of the Cream Crested Legbar.  The Frost is more rare than the Cream Crested Legbar, but is physically the same, just a different color. 

Opal Crested Legbars – $25 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. *For 2022 we will ONLY have Cream Crested Legbars that CARRY the Opal gene (split to opal).  Our Opal rooster disappeared and our Cream Crested Rooster does not carry the Opal gene.  If you want to purchase Cream Crested Legbars that are split to opal, message me so that I can separate/mark the eggs before incubating. 

Buff Chantecler – $7 each (straight run only) – info coming soon!

Partridge Chantecler – $7 each (straight run only) – info coming soon!

Chantecler 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!).  In recent years I have also incorporated some Wyandotte and other excellent-laying breeds in an attempt to increase egg size and add more feather colors.  These hybrids will mature a bit slower than production layer breeds such as the Leghorn and Gold Comet, however these hybrid hens lay further into the winter, start laying earlier in Spring, and have more high-production years than those breeds.  They have better instincts than production breeds.  I have also been selecting only friendly males for breeding which I believe gives the male descendants a better chance at also being friendly.  These hybrids could be most any color including white, black, chocolate, wheaten, laveder, barred, or duckwing.

Lavender Chantecler Hybrid – $10 each (straight run only) – I will only have a FEW of these available this year and it will be 2 more generations before I reach my goal of producing Lavender Chanteclers.  The description above applies to these, but I will only be selling a few of them and preferably to breeders that are interested in helping me with my Lavender Chantecler project.  

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 (straight run only) – 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.

Speckled Sussex – info coming soon!

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.

Fibromelanistic Easter Egger – chicks $10 each (straight run only) – These chicks are a mix of dark-skinned Ayam Cemani and various blue/green laying breeds.  They will all have dark skin and their feather coloring will be unique and varied.  Most will lay some shade of light blue or green, but some may lay an ivory, tan, or light pinkish egg.

 

Quail:

***Quail hatching eggs are available with notice!  Email SerendipityfarmNC@yaho.com

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.

Pearl Coturnix Quail – $4-15 depending on age/sex.  The Pearl is a very rare and beautiful color of the Coturnix species of quail.  They are not able to be feather-sexed, so they will be straight run unless purchased as adults.  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.

Celedon Coturnix Quail – $4-15 depending on age/sex.  These are the same species as the Coturnix Quail as described above, but the females of this group will lay blue eggs.  Selection for the blue-laying gene has come at the expense of size and these quail are a bit smaller than our regular Coturnix.  (We hope to increase their size within a few generations!)  We have a variety of colors and some are not able to be sexed by color while some are.  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.

Button Quail – $4-12 depending on age (straight run only!). Button Quail are the smallest species of quail and are kept mostly as pets though their tiny eggs are similar to the larger quail.  They are totally adorable and a lot of fun to watch!  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.  The Button Quail need a solid floor with frequent bedding changes since their tiny toes can get stuck in wire and they are prone to getting poop/mud balls around their toes if their floor is not kept clean.

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.