- Olive Egger Chicken
The Olive Egger is not a pure bred chicken breed and can be made from several crosses. Generally it is made from crossing a real dark brown egg shell layer with a real true blue egg shell layer. This will produce in the first generation some great olive colored eggs for your table. Our breeding is from pure Cream Legbar Rooster over our pure Welsummer to create a F1 Olive Egger. Good layers of various colored eggs. First eggs maybe small but will get to medium to large size. You will love these Olive Egger chickens.
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: Miscellaneous Class
- Weights: Hen -------5 1/2 lbs Rooster----6 1/2 lb
Pullet------4 1/2 lbs Cockerel---5 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Egg laying and ornamental; Production
- Egg Shell Color: Olive green
- Egg Production: 180-200 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium-Large
- Temperament: Active
- Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
- Fertility Percentage: 55-70%
- Broody: Non Setter
- Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 4+ feet
- Country of Origin: United States
- APA: No
- ALBC: Not Listed
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of production type Olive Egger since 2015.
Just as described! Review by Jess
We just love our Olive Eggers! Ordered three and was shipped four. All are healthy, super friendly and lay the most gorgeous shade of Olive eggs. Thanks, Cackle!
(Posted on 12/17/2019)
Beautiful eggs Review by Ashley
My olive eggers just started laying! Just turned 4 months what a pretty olive color so excited. The small crests are the cutest. Last year I got your olive eggers mixed with welsummers and amerucanas they didn’t lay an olive egg one is blue and one tan speckled. I’m really like these legbar crosses. Next I’d love to see a maran as the dark layer. (Posted on 9/8/2019)
Well just ordered 5 F. Review by Pale
I just ordered 5 hens 2/1/19. Shopping was easy. I will review when chicks are received, and when they start laying. But so far 5 stars.
(Posted on 2/1/2019)
Love My Olive Egger Review by Cindy
I absolutely love my girl! She recently started laying the most gorgeous olive eggs that become deeper in hue with each egg she lays. I wish I could share a picture. I'm definitely buying more this spring. (Posted on 1/2/2019)
Olive egger lays peach egg Review by Tia
My olive Eggers does NOT lay olive eggs. They look like a cream legbar with welsummer mixed colors but they are not a first generation olive egger, because they don’t lay Olive. Dissapointed :( (Posted on 12/1/2018)
Olive Eggers Review by Abby
I ordered 5 olive eggers this summer. Two of them started laying eggs. Both are laying cream colored eggs. I’m very disappointed as I really wanted olive colored shells. I’m absolutely in love with my girls, and I hope the other three lay the olive colored eggs. I’ll guess I’ll have to wait and see. (Posted on 11/21/2018)
Please call us! Review by Jackie-Cackle Hatchery
If your Olive Eggers are not laying green eggs, please contact us so we can work with you.and make it right. (Posted on 9/28/2018)
Brown Eggs Review by The Hen House
Beautiful chickens! BUT... our olive eggers lay light brown eggs, not olive green. (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Love these OE's Review by mejane
We received our OE's in the spring with a mix of other chickens. We ordered pullets. They sent 3 extra chicks. Out of 15 ordered and 3 extra, we only ended up with one Rooster. I didn't want a rooster but he is beautiful and so far not aggressive towards humans. The hens started laying beautiful olive eggs about a month ago. Very pleased. Will order from Cackle again. (Posted on 8/26/2018)
Cream Legbar? Review by Melzie
We have had 2 sets of these olive eggers. On other sites the pictures above show as Cream Legbars. Hoping they lay green eggs and not blue. We kept two from the bunch and they are sweet and quiet. (Posted on 8/19/2018)
Super chicks! Review by Alabama Chick
Love these chipmunk-striped chicks. One week after receiving, all are doing great. So glad I ordered them! (Posted on 8/5/2018)
Oliver Egger Chicks Review by Smoeller
Received 3 OE chicks last week and they are doing great! They are healthy, friendly, and a beautiful chipmunk pattern. Can’t wait to see them as adults! (Posted on 3/8/2018)
Olive eggers Review by Katsandhu
Just got my chicks and there healthy and once they got their Electrolite water with probiotics, they are peeping up a storm. Quite pretty black to chipmunk striped. (Posted on 5/3/2017)
Great arrival Review by Colorado
Received 3 olive eggerror chicks last week. Big chicls,very healthy. I love forward to see what color of eggs they will lay. (Posted on 7/30/2016)
Healthy chicks! Review by The Craigs
Just picked up three olive egger chicks - healthy and active and we are very excited to see you offer this breed option! It would be great to know if these are F1, F2 or F3 generation chicks for breeding purposes - thanks again! (Posted on 5/14/2016)