Egyptian Fayoumis Chicken

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  • Egyptian Fayoumis – Sold as Baby Chicks Only – No Sexing Available
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru mid August

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Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not Applicable
  • 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
  • TLC: Not Listed
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Egyptian Fayoumis Chickens since 1993.


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.


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14 reviews for Egyptian Fayoumis Chicken

  1. BitterZiong

    Pick my baby chick at the post office. Order 12 baby Egyptian Fayoumis but end up with 13 baby. The baby chips look exhausted from their long trip. But all baby are so cute and look pretty healthy. Can not wait to see them in their black and white colors.

  2. BitterZiong

    Order 12 baby Egyptian Fayoumis and got 1 for free. The baby chips look exhausted from their long trip. But all baby are so cute and look pretty healthy. Can not wait to see them in their black and white colors.

  3. Tracy Pace

    I adore my Fayoumi. She’s probably my tiniest chicken but she’s a little queen and doesn’t take guff from the other much bigger chickens. Lol. I worry about her the least, despite her continual escape artistry. She generally stays with the flock but if she wants worms in my neighbor’s unscratched yard, she just takes herself over there and then back when she’s done, despite my nearly 6 foot high fence. She’s resourceful and lays ridiculously large eggs for such a tiny chicken. Her beautiful markings make her stand out amongst my other chickens. They do hate being held though, so don’t expect cuddly. Just appreciate their beauty and fierce independence.

  4. Erin

    Decent chicks, terrible service

    I was really looking forward to adding fayoumis to my flock after dealing with Marek’s this past year. I ordered 5 (straight run), and received 2. I wasn’t given any notice to this change. When I called, the phone line was consistently busy literally all day. I called a dozen times. Finally got through and the lady I spoke with was nice, but informed me that they didn’t hatch enough fayoumis to fill my order. She said they weren’t doing reshipment either, only refunds. I was pretty upset, these were birds I really needed due to their Marek’s resistance. She said they were out of stock until July… well why couldn’t they fill my order on the next hatch out, since I likely placed mine ahead of others? I had ordered a month prior, well before the coronavirus panic buying. I asked her to please put me on a list to send chicks if they hatched any extras. She said she would note that I would prefer to receive the birds over the refund. The very next day… I get an email saying I was refunded. So, so so unbelievably disappointed and angry by all of this.

    Now, the chicks are fine. I definitely have one cockerel and one pullet and could tell by day 5. Their behavior is hilariously feral. I just wish I had actually received what I ordered, or that more care was taken to inform me and offer other options. I’m upset that people who ordered way after me might be getting their orders while I remain with less than half of the expected fayoumis.

  5. ltcajh

    not for cold weather

    I live in SC. The birds died of cold exposure; they would not get out of the rain.

  6. Frank

    awesome breed of chicken

    if you are looking for a free range chicken, hardy and great survival against predators, this is the right breed for you.
    they dont get sick
    they are good layers (not the best layers but they are good)
    and they are almost like wiled chickens they can find their food and they smart when it comes to hawks ans other predators,
    If i would start over I would stick with only 2 breeds,
    this one and the red jungle one
    the tow breeds are awesome free rage breeds and they dont get sick!

  7. T

    Aggressive Roosters

    I ordered 4 and got 1 hen and 3 roosters. 2 of the roosters are VERY aggressive to all the hens, especially over food. We leave out food all the time but they still attack they hens when they try to eat. They jump on them and yank their feathers. Our poor hens spend almost all day in the coop hiding. They are about 7 months old now and and are about to be butchered to give our hens some relief. They aren’t aggressive to humans and run away. The hen isn’t aggressive we haven’t had problems with her. If you have other docile breeds I wouldn’t recommend these.

  8. Gabe

    Really good chickens!

    I haven’t lost one! They are pretty and tough.

  9. Briar Patch Farms

    Quick to Mature

    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.

  10. Paul

    Great Website

    Great website, plenty of excellent info,I will be ordering from you soon.

  11. Barbara

    Cool Chicken

    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.

  12. Cat J Regan

    I now have my Fayoumis

    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!

  13. Mary Kansas May 2010

    Many Thanks

    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!!!

  14. Michael Georgia February 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    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.

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