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 most of the year with 1-2 week notice.  We only sell fresh eggs for hatching to give you the best chance of success!

***We are sold out of chickens for 2020!  We will begin hatching again in March 2021!***

Available Breeds for 2021 

Ameraucana – blue and black (split to lavender) and pure lavender – $8 each (straight run only) – Our Ameraucanas are TRUE Ameraucanas, not mixed breed “Easter Eggers.”  They will have a beard and muffs and the females will lay blue eggs.  Because our rooster is lavender, our blue and black Ameraucana chicks will all be split to lavender.

F1 Olive Egger – chicks $8 each (straight run only) – Our female F1 Olive Eggers should lay a light/medium olive egg. These chicks may have feathered legs and/or beards or muffs.  Some will be solid black and some will be blue (gray).  The solid black chicks will be more likely to lay a darker olive than the blue chicks.

Sex-linked Easter Eggers – $10 each for females and $2 each for males – These chicks are part Ameraucana and may have a beard or muffs.  The females will lay a blue egg.

Black Copper Marans – $10 each (straight run only) – Black Copper Marans are beautiful feathered-legged solid black chickens that lay dark brown eggs.  The males usually have copper-colored feathers on their necks and saddle.  The females often have some copper-colored feathers on their necks, but not as much as the males.  They are well-known for laying the darkest brown eggs of all the brown-egg-laying breeds.

Lavender 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.

Cream Crested Legbars – $15 for females, $2 each for males – the Cream Crested Legbar is an autosexing breed that lays blue eggs. The male is a gorgeous mix of 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 “sport” white gene.

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 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.

Barnyard mix bargain chicks – $3 each (unsexed) – these chicks are of mixed heritage and can be any combination of the above listed breeds.

Hatchery-sexed chicks – $10-15 each depending on breed (females only!) – we will have hatchery-sexed female chicks arriving regularly during March, April, and May.  We expect a variety of breeds and do take requests!

Candy Cane Polish – $20 each (unsexed) – Polish are well known for their fancy “top-hats” or crests of feathers on top of their heads.  The “Candy Cane” 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 and active.  The females lay medium sized white eggs.

Planned Hatch Dates & Hatchery Arrivals

Dates are subject to change depending on who is laying and the success of the hatch!

March:

April:

May:

Email Serendipityfarmnc@yahoo.com to reserve!