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Olive Egger

The genetic selection for the Olive Eggers has been done Centurion Poultry through the Vario-Ovo project. The Olive Eggers will produce 290-300 eggs in 52 weeks of lay. This Father to the Olive Egger carries the Dominant Blue Gene. The mother is a Rhode Island Red. The Cross between the Blue Gene and Gold Gene produces a beautiful Large to X Large Green/Olive Egg. This simple cross produces a hearty hen and a voracious forager. 85% percent will be a Solid Green while 15 to 20 percent will be a light to dark brown egg. The offspring feathering will be around 80% Black carrying the color from the Black Copper Maran while 20% of the offspring will be predominantly red with carrying the recessive color from the Rhode Island Red hen.

 

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In 2012, Art started helping out at Freedom Ranger Hatchery. It didn’t take long for the newest hatchery to be added to the family—initially known as Art’s Hatchery, and now Hillside Hatchery. Specializing in egg-layer breeds, the newest of our hatcheries is already well-established, providing high-quality birds for sale…just like the rest of our family of hatcheries at Freedom Ranger.
Females
Qty Price
1-24$4.25
25-49$4.00
50-74$3.75
75-99$3.50
100+$3.25
Next Available Ship Date 3/13/2024
Straight Run
Qty Price
1-24$3.00
25-49$2.75
50-74$2.50
75-99$2.25
100+$2.00
Next Available Ship Date 3/13/2024
Males
Qty Price
1-24$1.80
25-49$1.60
50-74$1.40
75-99$1.20
100+$1.00
Next Available Ship Date 2/28/2024

Quantity
Hillside Hatchery has a 15-chick order minimum. Any of our birds can be combined to meet this minimum, as long as the same shipping date is selected.

Available Ship Dates

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2/28/2024
Females - Unavailable
Males - 800
Straight Run - Unavailable
3/6/2024
Females - Unavailable
Males - 800
Straight Run - Unavailable
3/13/2024
Females - 150
Males - 798
Straight Run - 89
3/20/2024
Females - 150
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
3/27/2024
Females - 150
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
4/3/2024
Females - 150
Males - 797
Straight Run - 23
4/10/2024
Females - 150
Males - 797
Straight Run - 100
4/17/2024
Females - Unavailable
Males - 800
Straight Run - Unavailable
4/24/2024
Females - 150
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
5/1/2024
Females - 314
Males - 800
Straight Run - 58
5/8/2024
Females - 469
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
5/15/2024
Females - 461
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
5/22/2024
Females - 473
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
5/29/2024
Females - 484
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
6/5/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
6/12/2024
Females - 494
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
6/19/2024
Females - 496
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
6/26/2024
Females - 423
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
7/3/2024
Females - 496
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
7/10/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
7/17/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
7/24/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
7/31/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
8/7/2024
Females - 500
Males - 800
Straight Run - 100
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The Friendly, Chatty Olive Egger Chicken

If variations in egg color are what you want, then Olive Egger Chickens are right for you! The Olive Egger Hens are known for producing large eggs in various shades ranging from blue-green to olive green. They are known as the only hen to lay olive-colored eggs.

The Olive Eggers Heritage

Olive egger chicks are a hybrid breed. They are recognized by crossing a dark brown egg with a blue egg. Some blue egg layers commonly used are Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Legbars. Brown egg layers used to breed olive egger chicks include Marans, Barnevelders, and Welsummers.

The breed of the parents will determine the color of the adult Olive Egger Chicken. When Olive Egger eggs hatch, males often have a white dot on their heads, while females do not.

The Olive Egger Temperament

Because olive egger hens and roosters can have various parents, their temperaments can be diverse. Overall, though, they tend to be more mellow and docile. Even though they are quite chatty, it’s usually quiet banter, and they rarely cluck loudly. They love to roam your backyard or farm in search of treats, making them the ideal free-range bird.

Order Olive Egger Chicks Here

Whether you want all Olive Egger hens, all roosters, or a mix of both, you can find them here! The Olive Egger eggs are hatched at our Hillside Hatchery, one of the four hatcheries part of the Freedom Ranger family. There is a minimum order of 15 day-old-chicks, but you can mix and match breeds to find the perfect mix of birds for your farm.

We can also vaccinate them for Marek’s Disease before you receive them to ensure optimal health for your birds and farm. Order early to get your desired ship date!

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