Eggsellent Chickens have available for purchase nearly thirty pure breeds and colour variations of chickens. We offer fertile eggs and day old chicks (new hatch each week) which are vaccinated and professionally sexed. Due to sales at young ages most breeds will not be available beyond a few weeks of age.
Many of our breeding chickens come from champion bloodlines and although we cater more for the backyard chicken owners we do produce some show quality birds too.
If you don’t have a particular preference for breed, size or colour of your pet chickens but require a reliable egg layer we also have genuine commercial egg laying chickens for sale as point of lay (POL) pullets, highly recommended for first time chicken owners. These girls should be providing you with lovely fresh ‘home grown’ eggs within a few weeks of purchase.
Be sure to view our “Settling In” page to reduce any stress to your new chickens and, therefore, the time before they start laying.
NB. Most pictures of eggs below (Egg size and colour) are from first season layers, they will get bigger in subsequent years of lay. Productivity, broodiness and description are generalised for the individual breeds, some will lay fewer, others more. Some Silkies will never go broody and other, non broody, breeds will make eggsellent mothers.
|BREED||COLOUR||EGG SIZE AND COLOUR||CHICKS||ADULTS||PRODUCTIVITY||BROODINESS||DESCRIPTION (HENS)|
|Leghorn||Black||X||Prolific layer, large egg for size of bird. Can be quite active|
|Pekin||Various||✔✔✔✔||Very friendly, docile, feathered feet. Blue, gold birchen, white, black|
|Rhode Island||Red||Pics coming||✔✔||Very calm, easy going, great layer of small egg|
|Wyandotte||Silver Pencilled||✔✔✔✔||Active, friendly, prefers free range. Not as quiet as large version|
|Araucana||Lavender||✔✔||Lays blue (and sometimes green) eggs. Lively and inquisitive|
|Araucana||Various||✔✔||Lays blue (and sometimes green) eggs. Lively and inquisitive|
|Hamburgh||Gold Spangled||Pics coming||✔||Prefers free range, very active|
|Polish||Gold Laced||Not currently available||X||Very active and curious and comical. Large egg for size, slower to start laying|
|Polish||Various – White Crested Blue, Black or Splash||X||Very active and curious and comical. Large egg for size, slower to start laying. May require ‘hair’ cut occasionally|
|Silkie||Various||✔✔✔✔✔||Quiet and docile, great pets. Fluffy, including crest and legs, black skin, extra toe. Excellent mothers. Colours vary – mottle, silver, blue, partridge, gold, black.|
|Silkie||White||✔✔✔✔✔||Quiet and docile, great pets. Fluffy, including crest and legs, black skin, extra toe. Excellent mothers.|
|Barnevelder||Blue Laced and/or Splash||✔✔||Placid, love foraging, brown egg, breeding may produce varied colour strains|
|Barnevelder||Double Laced||✔✔||Placid, love foraging, brown or speckled egg. Breed true to colour|
|Dorking||Silver Grey||Pics coming||✔||Active bird with calm manner, extra toe (5). White egg. Good winter layer|
|Marans||Black Copper||✔✔||Very dark eggs, Feathered legs and feet, often lay after noon.|
|Welsummer||Partridge||✔||Energetic but quiet and friendly. Large brown egg|
|Wyandotte||Gold Laced||✔✔✔||Docile, friendly, prefers free range|
|Wyandotte||Silver Laced||✔✔✔||Docile, friendly, prefers free range|
|Australorp||Black||✔✔✔||Gentle giant, quiet, friendly, developed in Australia|
|Faverolles||Salmon||✔✔||French breed. Very quiet. Has an extra toe and feathered legs and feet|
|Orpington||Buff||✔✔||Easy to tame, quiet and copes with handling|
|Plymouth Rock||Dark Barred||✔✔||Very gentle and inquisitive. Happy to be handled. Cope well in confinement|
|Rhode Island||Red||✔✔||Happiest free ranging. Good pet. A little slow to start laying but then very reliable|
|Sussex||Buff||✔✔||Placid bird but active, cope well in backyards,|
|Sussex||Light||✔✔||Placid bird but active, cope well in backyards, make great pets|
|Sussex||Speckled||✔✔||Placid bird but active, cope well in backyards, good temperament|
|Hy-Line||Brown||Eggs not available||Available from 16 weeks old||X||Hybrid developed to produce large number of eggs for commercial market, medium size, very friendly, rarely broody|