Cackle Hatchery® 

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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Lakenvelder Rooster Chicken

Lakenvelder Chicken Rooster

Lakenvelder Chicken Hen

Lakenvelder Chicken Hen

Day old Lakenvelder chicks 

Day old Lakenvelder chicks

Lakenvelder Chicken Breed


Lakenvelder Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Lakenvelder Chicken Breed Information:

Cackle Hatchery®  has the Silver Lakenvelder variety of this breed of chicken. The Lakenvelder chicken breed dates back to the 1830's in Germany.  This breed was first exhibited in England in 1902 and was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1939. These are one of the most beautiful in appearance of any of our rare varieties with their striking black and white markings and slate colored legs. Very quick and active, foraging widely if allowed to run. The hens lay white eggs and are non-setters.  The name is referred to as "a shadow under a sheet."

Chicken Facts:

  • Poultry Show Class: Continental

  • Weights -   Hen-----4 lbs         Rooster------5 lbs
                       Pullet---3 lbs         Cockerel----4 lbs

  • Purpose - Ornamental and Egg Laying

  • Egg Shell Color - White

  • Egg Production - 150+ eggs per year (*estimates only, see FAQ)

  • Country of Origin -Germany

  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection

  • ALBC: -Threatened Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed. 

  • Breeder Farm Source: "Cackle Hatchery®  Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Lakenvelder chicken since 1979.

 Cackle Hatchery®  has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.


Straight Run Only

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed variety/color Straight Run chicks are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age. You MUST have a minimum total order of 15 chicks. 


Breed Group Qty Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Lakenvelder Straight Run 5 2.77 13.85
Lakenvelder Straight Run 10 2.72 27.20
Lakenvelder Straight Run 15 2.62 39.30
Lakenvelder Straight Run 25 2.37 59.25

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