- Egyptian Fayoumis Chicken
A very common Egyptian fowl (chicken) raised along the Nile River for centuries, Egyptian Fayoumis chickens lay tinted white eggs. They mature very fast with males trying to crow at an unbelievable 5 to 6 weeks. Feathering is silver and white on black background. They have a single comb, bright red wattles, white spot in their ear lobes and slate blue skin. They are very hardy foragers, do well free-range and they are better at flying than most chickens. The Egyptian Fayoumis chicken is noted for being a predator resistant chicken to run on your farm or acreage. They also do well within a large pen or barn and like to roost as high as they can.
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Other Breed Class
- Weights: Hen------3 lbs Rooster------4 1/2 lbs
Pullet----3 1/2 lbs Cockerel-----4 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg Laying; Exhibition
- Egg Shell Color: White
- Egg Production: 150-180 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Small-Medium
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 12 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: Egypt
- APA: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Egyptian Fayoumis Chickens since 1993.
Really good chickens! Review by Gabe
I haven’t lost one! They are pretty and tough. (Posted on 12/4/2019)
Quick to Mature Review by Briar Patch Farms
I've raised chickens my whole life and am used to young roosters starting to crow around 5-6 months old with the soonest being about 3 months old. Well, I was blown away to find a 3 week old Egyptial Fayoumis, named Tater Chip, crowing his little head off in the brooder! Tater Chip's group is now about 3 months old and seem to be fully matured. The only down side is they only come straight run, so I only got 1 pullet out of the 7 Fayoumis that were sent. Still 5 stars though, I only hope to be able to add some pullets to the flock next order. They are a very fun breed to watch. (Posted on 12/4/2019)
Great Website Review by Paul
Great website, plenty of excellent info,I will be ordering from you soon. (Posted on 8/17/2017)
Cool Chicken Review by Barbara
I love my Egyptian fayoumis. When the rooster crows, he sounds like he's screaming; it is an unusual crow. We love it. I have a pair & keep them in my garage in a gazebo just to hear him crow. (Posted on 10/24/2016)
I now have my Fayoumis Review by Cat J Regan
I thought these guys looked pretty interesting and would be great for variety to my flock... I just love their long legs and neat markings! I also needed more white tinted egg layers around here. Well, they arrived safely and are looking quite nice and energetic as of today! :) Thank you very much! (Posted on 3/24/2016)
Many Thanks Review by Mary Kansas May 2010
I am very pleased to report that the 4th order has arrived like the rest. All healthy happy vigorous and ready to go. The orders prior to this one have lived and been healthy for the first 2 weeks. Please keep up the good work. Also Superior Customer Service. Again Very Pleased AAA++service. Thanks to you all!!! (Posted on 11/13/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Michael Georgia February 2014
Just a quick thank you. Once again your company delivered a box full of live healthy and vibrant chickens. All arrived doing fine. We ordered 60 and we're not disappointed with the chicks in the least. Thanks to Cackle sending a few more chicks for warmth than we ordered.
We ordered Egyptian for the first time. They are the most active chicks I have ever seen. The special heavy assorted was a great bargain. The chicks were even marked as requested!!!. You have earned my business once again. I have shared your catalog with friends and relatives and will continue to do so. Thanks again and keep up the excellent service. (Posted on 11/10/2015)