Our Hatchery

Here at Serendipity Farm we love hatching!  We hatch a variety of heritage and rare breeds of Chickens as well as colorful Guinea Fowl.  Fertile eggs are collected daily and turned twice per day before being incubated.  We sell fertile hatching eggs, chicks, and coop-ready pullets and cockerels seasonally.  We also occasionally have adult laying hens and adult roosters available.

Available starting in late February-late March 2019: 

Dates are subject to change depending on when the chickens are laying! Hatching egg prices are listed, but are only available with 1-2 week notice and only when the hens are laying regularly since we only sell fresh eggs for hatching to give you the best chance of success!

Black Copper Marans – hatching eggs $4 each, chicks $10 each (unsexed 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.

Royal Chocolate and Royal Mauve – chicks $10 each (female only) – these are a sex-linked hybrid breed of our own creation! They may not start laying as early as commercial sex-links, but their unique color will add variety to your flock and you can still expect 4-6 light brown eggs per week.

Blue Belles – chicks $10 (female only) – a version of Easter egger, they are most likely to lay a shade of green or olive, but could lay brown or blue. The chicks themselves are “blue” which is actually gray. They may have feathered legs.

Blue Olive Egger – chicks $6 each (unsexed) – the color of the chick is “blue” gray.  The females should lay olive eggs. These chicks may have feathered legs and/or muff or beard.

Assorted Olive Egger – chicks $6 each (unsexed) the color of these chicks will vary, so far we are getting mostly solid black chicks and a few with yellow down that will probably end up feathering out white but might be wheaten.  The females should lay olive eggs.

Black Olive Egger / Black Copper Maran Backcross – chicks $6 each (unsexed) – the color of the chick is black.  The females should lay dark olive or dark brown eggs.

Cream Crested Legbars – hatching eggs $4 each, $15 for females, $5 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.

White Chantecler – chicks $8 each (unsexed) – Chanteclers are an excellent dual-purpose breed that lay light brown eggs, often through the winter! They are cold hardy and excellent foragers.

Mille Fleur d’Uccles and Gold Necked d’Uccles – $5 each (unsexed) – A cute and fun bantam breed with feathered legs, beard, and muff!  They are pet-sized and lay small eggs, but are a fun and beautiful addition to any flock!

Tolbunt Polish – eggs $5 each, chicks $20.00 each (unsexed) – Polish are well known for their fancy “top-hats” or crests of feathers on top of their heads.  The Tolbunts are the MOST colorful of Polish chickens because they are a mix of golden brown and dark black with white mottling and sometimes dark green accents.  They are alert and active.  The females lay medium sized white eggs.

Barnyard mix bargain chicks (male only) – come from heavier egg-laying breeds $1.00 each

Barnyard mix bargain chicks (unsexed) – combination of heavy and light egg laying breeds egg-laying breeds $3.00 each

Available starting in mid-May 2019:
Dates are subject to change depending on when the chickens are laying!

Gold-laced Polish – chicks $8.00 each (unsexed) – Polish are well known for their fancy “top-hats” or crests of feathers on top of their heads. They are an alert and active breed. The females lay medium sized white eggs.

English Orpingtons – chocolate and mauve chicks $15.00 each (female only), blue and black chicks $5.00 each (male only) – English Orpingtons are a docile breed that are great layers and do well in winter due to their thick feathering.

Black Barred Olive Egger – chicks $6.00 (female only) – these may look like Barred Rocks, but they should lay olive eggs!

Cinnamon Queen (female only)  – chicks $8.00 each – these are a production breed that will lay LOTS of large light brown eggs, starting at an early age.

Rhode Island Red (unsexed) – chicks $6.00 each – Rhode Island Reds are one of the most prolific egg-laying breeds.  They are usually friendly and feisty!

Available in mid-June:

Guinea keets are usually available starting in mid-June or early July.  Most of the above chicks will be available through Summer.

 

 

Email Serendipityfarmnc@yahoo.com to reserve!