Blue Egger Female Surplus – Includes at least 2 of the following breeds: Cream Legbar, Black Ameraucana, Blue Ameraucana, Lavender Ameraucana, White Ameraucana or Splash Ameraucana.
We will try to give as much as a variety as we can but no guarantee of an assortment.
For a list of the best blue egg layers visit Cackle Hatchery’s Best Blue Egg Layers Blog.
Inherent to the Ameraucana breed is a genetic beak issue. One out of 100 chicks may have cross beak in some degree of severity. Cross beak is the same condition as scissor beak. In this condition the top and bottom beak do not align. And it normally gets worse as the chick grows. You can find more information about this issue on our Cackle Hatchery blog. Numerous articles about cross beak are also on the internet.
A small percent may produce a light green color egg and we are aware of this and working on it.
“Sorry we do not tell you what color type or breed we sent with this package and we do not keep records of what breeds are sent.”
Keith Acquard (verified owner) –
I ordered 5 of the this surplus, 5 Silkie Bantam special, 5 Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus. Received 17 chicks, one was listless upon arrival, the rest were fairly active. I followed the info in the pamphlet. Unfortunately, another one became listless. I was able to get them to drink. They didn’t make it, the trip must have been too much for them. I sill have 15 very active chicks. I cant wait to see what breeds I have been given. Thank you Cackle Hatchery.
meagalina (verified owner) –
I’m very happy with the Blue Egger Surplus girls I got! I got 4 blue Ameraucana and a Cream Legbar. For me that’s perfect! I was kind hoping for a black Ameraucana, but I’m totally stoked because blue chickens are my personal favorite! I’ve never had CLBs do I’m excited to see what she’ll be like! If you want better variety, it’s probably better to order earlier in the year.
Note: I wasn’t expecting my order until tomorrow am, but I checked the tracking and ended up realizing that they left Nashville at 7 am and we’re sitting at a bigger post office about 45 mins from my home. They weren’t going to deliver them to my local post office until tomorrow morning! So I drove there to get them and everyone was still healthy. So my advice is BE PROACTIVE! Don’t expect the USPS to care at all, check the tracking, call ahead, ur in the work and chances are you’ll have a 100% success rate!
Molly Courtney (verified owner) –
Loved this assortment! I ordered 5 and received 1 black, 1 blue, 1 lavender, and 1 splash ameraucana and 2 cream legbar! I’ve had them for almost a year. My black ameraucana went broody and hatched some chicks for me. This is just for my back yard flock and colorful egg basket. I am very pleased!
Lauae Kaleikau (verified owner) –
Great mix – at 1 week appears to be 3 Lavender (possible splash – one possible Roo), 1 Blue, 1 Black, 1 Cream Legbar (cream is a bit weak and smaller than others, I’m pulling for her!). Excited to see what eggs come of this, and if one of the Lav’s ends up as a Roo. Very happy with the mix, Black is already named Maleficent!
stickyfrog (verified owner) –
I order 3 barred rocks and 5 blue eggers. Received 10 chicks total with only one that didn’t make it. Of the nine remaining it looks like there are at least two lavenders in there. Very impressed with the shipping and selection so far.
Erica Graham (verified owner) –
I’ve only ordered from cackle twice. The first time was lavender ameraucanas and I think I received a few extra. This time I didn’t receive 3 light brahmas that I ordered and it was even marked on the packing slip. They had a next day 50% off sale and light brahmas were on the list so I’m not sure what happened. Two of my blue surplus were dead on arrival but they sent one extra. They are making it right and are shipping a replacement order that will have the brahmas and blue surplus egger. Since then we’ve lost two more blue eggers maybe of the blue or splash variety. Hard to really say but based on what someone else said I’m concerned about the quality. The two additional we lost were not feathering and were runty compared to the others. They are being raised in the same environment as the others so I don’t think it’s my setup. We are 5 days in and there was a noticeable size difference. I would order again but cautiously since these were almost $10 a piece.
Erica Graham (verified owner) –
I’ve only ordered from cackle twice. The first time was lavender ameraucanas and I think I received a few extra. This time I didn’t revive 3 light brahmas that I ordered and it was even marked on the packing slip. They had a next day 50% off sale and light brahmas were on the list so I’m not sure what happened. Two of my blue surplus were dead on arrival but they sent one extra. They are making it right and are shipping a replacement order that will have the brahmas and blue surplus egger. Since then we’ve lost two more blue eggers maybe of the blue or splash variety. Hard to really say but based on what someone else said I’m concerned about the quality. The two additional we lost were not feathering and were runty compared to the others. We are 5 days in and there was a noticeable size difference. I would order again but cautiously since these were almost $10 a piece.
Zoe Burke (verified owner) –
Ordered 15 in March of 2021. They sent extras and we only ended up with one rooster! My two favorite birds came
from this shipment. A hen I call Ethel, and my big handsome Roo-boy Bruce. Very friendly birds who are excellent free rangers plus they lay beautiful blue eggs. I adore them! Thank you Cackle!
Matt Phillips (verified owner) –
Really happy with my purchase, I received 6 birds all are doing well. 1 Cream Legbar, 1black Ameraucana, 1 blue Ameraucana, 1 white Ameraucana, 2 lavender Ameraucanas
Laura Kremer (verified owner) –
WOW. Just wow! Ordered 5, recieved: 1 Legbar, 1 Black Ameraucana, 1 Lavendar Ameraucana, 1 Splash Ameraucana, 1 Blue Ameraucana. Unicorn order right threre!! Bravo SUE for taking the care & time to pack an incredible order! Air high five, Sue!
Jason (verified owner) –
I gotta say this has been a awesome package to buy. I ordered 15 and got 16. Got 4 creamed legbars, 4 splash, 2 black and 6 blue or lavender. All arrived healthy and nice and fluffy. I could t be happier. Now maybe I can order another set of 15 to add to my flock of 80, I mean what’s 15 more? BTW Cackle for the win!!
Brandi Brower –
Ordered 5, got 6 chicks. 2 Blacks, 2 Splashes (1 looks like a lavender?), and 2 CCL. I still have one of each breed but no eggs yet. I’m excited about blue eggs!
Brewster King –
I’m not sure why people are complaining about variety because it states on the page you are not guaranteed a variety. If you don’t want to take a chance pay full price under each breed. As for recieving cheaper chicks they all are 20 bucks for each sexed breed. Also buy theres are what they have extra from each hatch HINTS why the discount.
I ordered 22 chicks (20 females, 2 males)on 03/07/20 and received 30 on 03/17. I ordered 3 austrawhites, 3 brown leghorns, 3 delawares, 3 new hampshires, 3 white rocks, 5 blue layer assortment, 1 dominique cockerel, and 1 Delaware cockerel. I accept that chick sexing is not 100%. I CAN’T except that receiving EIGHT (8) cockerels was an accident, especially when one is an autosexing breed, cream legbar! I don’t have a claim for not receiving what I ordered as the cockerels were part of the bonus extras. I sell eggs. I don’t butcher – only cull when necessary. I maintain a few roosters for flock management, breeding and predator assistance. This was my 3rd order from Cackle and there have been issued with all but this was the worst. I think this will be my last. Being a dumping ground for roosters is unacceptable! I received brown leghorn rooster, cream legbar rooster (autosexing), 2 delaware roosters, 2 dominique roosters, new hampshire rooster and white rock rooster. For those interested in this assortment, I also received the following females: 2 cream legbars, black ameraucana, blue ameraucana and splash ameraucana in addition to the cream legbars roosters. One of the cream legbar females is much weaker and very light colored.
Fort Gates Farms –
Great Selection, Beautiful Chicks!
My chicks came in today, and I could not be happier with the selection and quality of breed. I got a few of each and they are all happy and healthy. Thank you so much Cackle Hatchery!
Vegas Kid –
Happy, Healthy, True Ameraucanas
I ordered 5 but received 6 birds. While I was a bit disappointed with the color variety- 5 blacks and 1 blue- I can’t argue with the value and quality. No obvious roos at 5 weeks, although a couple are suspect. Beautiful, true Ameraucanas regardless, thanks! I’ll definitely be coming back when it’s time to grow my flock.
The good and the less so
We received our order and all were healthy. They called a couple of weeks after I placed my order, and said they wouldn’t have enough Americanas available to fill the assorted blue egger order even though I had placed our order in early January. I asked several questions as to why when my order was in so early. They put me on hold and then came back and said they guessed they could make it work? Well, I got two Americaunas and the rest I’m guessing are cream legbars. What a bummer and a little suspicious. They are definitely a cheaper bird, so I guess it benefited them? If I hadn’t received that call, I would just be bummed.
Very happy with the chicks
Very happy with the chicks. All were healthy and it looks like I got a variety!
5 blue egger hens
I received 1 splash, 2 blue and 2 black Ameruacana pullets. They are healthy beautiful hens. This was such a great deal. It was fun to see what would be sent. gorgeous blue eggers. THANK YOU CACKLE!!!
Blue egg layer surplus
I ordered 10 and I got 2 blue, 2 lavender, 2black, 2 white,and 2 slash ameraucanas. Wow gorgeous birds. All but 1 are hens. Great job. And the one rooster is a splash. So excited about that. I love this Hatchery!!!!!
Not blue eggers, Easter eggers
Ordered this batch of blue eggers in late Spring, early summer. Received what appeared to be 4 black Ameraucanas and 1 blue and 1 splash. 1 was a runt and growth was stunted, died around 8-10 weeks. Started laying this fall and none lay blue eggs. Not happy with my purchase.
Good way to get a few blue egg layers
We got this set because it was the most economical way to get a few blue egg layers. The hatchery gave us a nice mix plus one extra. 2 black americaunas, 1 blue, 1 lavender, 1 splash and 1 cream leg bar. There ended up being a couple roosters but it does state that the sexing isn’t exact. They are healthy and beautiful chickens. The americaunas were a little flighty at first and I wasn’t sure I was going to like them as much as the Plymouth Rock chickens that we had before but they have turned out to be really friendly. They come to me when I come outside and jump on my lap. They like to have the beards touched, even the roosters seem to like it. They are free range and seem to be doing great.
I received three blacks( the form said they were blue, but it’s great either way) and two splashes and I love them all! They are almost three months now and enjoying their new coop and run. No matter what colors you get, I can guarantee you’ll love their fluffy faces and sweet disposition.
Love my chicks
I received 7 chicks and ordered 5. I wanted 4 chicks originally but I will keep them all. They are about 10 weeks now and none appear to be cockerels so I’m very happy with that. I got 5 blacks, 1 white, and one cream leg bar (my fave, don’t tell the others). They arrived on time and alive and peeping. Can’t wait for them to start laying blue eggs.
Mt view ranch –
Got my order in the mail today I got a splash, blue, and 3 blacks thank you so much! Love the surprise. Also got 25 other chicks all doing great thanks for marking the different breeds I would have never been able to tell the difference between the OE and the Sussex.