Cherry Egger™ Chicken

(24 customer reviews)

As low as: $2.80

Hatching on July 8, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by July 11, 2024.

  • Cherry Egger™ – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru September 


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not applicable
  • Weights: Hen—–6 1/2 lbs
    Rooster——8 1/2 lbs
    Pullet–5 1/2 lbs
    Cockerel—–7 1/2 lbs
  • Purpose: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
  • Egg Shell Color: Light Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-280 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Variable
  • Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Males
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • APA: No
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Cherry Egger™ since 1936.


Cherry Egger™ chickens are a Rhode Island Red breed. We pick out some of the darker reds and ship them to you. They are good egg laying production chicken which will lay large brown eggs and one of the best chickens for backyards. They are well known for best chickens for eggs and kids. The Cherry Egger™ chicken makes a great pick for raising backyard chickens. Cherry Egger™ chickens do very well in the winter as long as you have a wind break and dry chicken house or chicken coop. See more information on our Cackle Hatchery® website for chicken care sheets on how to raise your own chickens or other pages for great poultry for sale.


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24 reviews for Cherry Egger™ Chicken

  1. Loving my chicks

    Love my chicks

    My chicks 3 weeks old. They are very curious chicks and not afraid to explore. They will try what their older chick sister does. ordered 3 but Cackle gave me 4 in case 1 died but all got to me healthy. All still healthy and loving the hot spring weather.

  2. Rex

    Great eggs from Cherry Eggers

    I have had my Cherry Eggers for nearly 26 weeks and every chick are alive and doing well. They are easy to raise so beginners and children can raise Cherry Eggers. There is a reason why these chickens are called Cherry Eggers. The only way you can find out why is to try them for yourself. Cackle hatchery has the best and healthiest chickens I have ever received.

  3. Broke ass ranch, colorado

    great layers

    love the large eggs. very curious birds. Mix will with the other breeds.

  4. School ffa

    Great buy.

    I have purchased many chicks from cackle and they are always healthy. I love the deep red of the cherry edgers

  5. Cody

    Waiting to see how they lay

    Out of our order of 35 chicks only one was DOA. Theyve been growing very well and healthy. Beautiful deep red coloring. I think we may have a rooster in the group so it will be cool to see how he compares to my RIR in color. We will see how well they lay come February. Hoping to incorporate them into our winter egg program on a larger scale.

  6. Rebecca

    My ladies are young

    I order my chicks June 24, 2019 and picked them up a couple days later. I ordered 7 olive eggers, 7 cherry eggers and 7 cinnamon queens. I received 8 of each and all are now beginning to lay beautiful eggs! The eggs are still small but the ladies are all incorporating nicely into my existing stock. I plan to order more birds in March 2020! Thank you!

  7. Talee

    Cherry Eggers

    Hardy, docile, and great egg layers

  8. Gigi

    Lovely birds

    Very sweet birds and reliable layers. A wonderful addition to my flock

  9. David

    I like them!

    The Cherry Eggers are great birds that have done incredibly with laying! While I’ve lost at least one of each breed I’ve ever done, these have ALL stayed alive over the past 9 months I’ve had them! They’re really great birds, and egg laying is quite consistent, as I have put all different breads seperate gor a few days shortly after they turned 6 months old,and they’ve done great!

  10. Teresa

    Great egg layers, cold weather doesn’t seem to bother them!

    Love the Cherry Eggers! Cold weather doesn’t slow them down at all!

  11. Cheemrry Eggers

    Will order again for sure.

    My Cherry eggers are 3 months old now and doing great. They all arrived healthy and happy and have grown really fast. This was my 3rd order with Cackle Hatchery and will not be my last! I look forward to spring and seeing how well they lay.

  12. Cheery Cherry Supreme

    great choice

    I have been purchaseing chicks from Cackle Hatchery for several years. The Cherry Eggers are such a delight. The dark color helps keep them from the eyesight of the hawks that live in our area. Cherry Eggers are easy birds to manage and are prolific layers. They are very good about going up in the evenings and like to forage during the day. Ours have not turned broody at all.

  13. Sheila


    Beautiful, hardy birds

  14. Betty

    Excellent birds

    This is the second order from Cackle. I ordered Cheery Eggers this time rather than Rhode Island Red. They are eight months old, I get 10- 12 eggs a day. They started laying around five months old. The girls are very social, they like to hang around with us when we sit outside in the summer. Their personalities are more pleasant than the RIR. They will probably be my choice of flock from now on

  15. Feather Cutter

    Great layers and foragers.

    Received the chicks last May starting laying the last month November 12 Laid almost every day since. I will be ordering more this spring. The Cherry egger are excellent free range forgers and are low maintenance.

  16. MJ

    Excellent layers, friendly

    We bought half a dozen of these in Spring 2019. The ladies started laying about 16-19 weeks, are consistent(daily) layers, and are very friendly. We can handle them whenever we want and they love being around people. They are not aggressive like some other red chickens we have had(toward the Easter Eggers). I definitely recommend if you like a steady supply of eggs.

  17. ClaretHammer84

    A great, active breed!

    These little guys have been a wonderful addition to our barnyard flock. They were fast growing, have a very pleasant temperament and have been very proficient layers for us. They have all done extremely well whether it be isolated to preserve the breed or associating with our other numerous breeds we’ve acquired from cackle hatchery over the years. Highly recommended.

  18. Darrell Hamm

    Awesome Service, Beautiful Chicks

    I purchased 10 of the Cherry Eggers and 12 of the Austra Whites. All the chicks arrived healthy and chirpy. Let them loose in their brooder and they were as happy as can be. 4 weeks later they are feathered out and have the most beautiful colors to them. I definitely recommend all my friends try cackle hatchery for their needs. They kept going to stores only to have to settle for birds they truly didn’t want. They wasn’t sure how the online ordering would go. My success from Cackle Hatchery Service and care has definitely turned them to looking for the next batch to come from online order at Cackle.
    Thanks for your great service.

  19. Ed

    Great Egg Layer

    Received the chicks last Feb 15, starting laying the last week August 15 and have yet to stop. Laid almost every day this winter. I am ordering more in a week or so. Chickens are also great free range forgers, very low maintenance. Ed

  20. Barbara, Missouri March 2013

    Chick Order

    Just got our order of chicks and they look wonderful! Thank you for the extra two chicks. I can hardly wait to see what I have. They are drinking and eating and chirping happily in the brooder. Thank you for the great care you give in supplying these nice chicks.

  21. Donna Pennsylvania Aug 2009

    Pleased Customer

    First time I ever ordered chickens. My 40 chickens are doing great! They were born July 1 and growing in leeps and bounds. I will purchase more in the spring. They were very healthy when they arrived. Just wanted you to know how happy I was with them. Keep up the good work.

  22. James, Alabama July 2014

    Thank You!

    Thank you very much. I have used your company for the past 7 years and I have had great results and I let everyone know who you are Thanks once again I really appreciate the email fliers you all send out. Thanks once again

  23. Kimberli California May 2014

    Thank You

    I want to thank you for your assistance and help with turkeys that were sent to us on Monday May 19th. Last week for what ever reason half of our shipment of birds was given to me soaked at the post office. I called your center and a wonderful woman was very helpful and did all that she said and read the pamphlet and followed the direction however it was just to much for those poor turkeys, I gave it my all!. She was so kind to talk with and we do appreciated the second delivery. They are all eating and drinking like champs! We look forward to showing the chickens at the local fair and auctioning the turkeys. I will send pictures from this event!

  24. Nina Missouri July 2011

    Babies are HERE

    Well our babies are here! They arrived safely and are all doing well. Which is why there has been almost no email….

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