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Hybrid Olive Egger Chickens

Hybrid Olive Egger Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Hybrid Olive Egger Chickens

The Hybrid Olive egger is a lovely chicken, they are bred with a blue egg layer such as a Legbar, or Ameraucana and a Copper Maran % this gives them a lovely dark olive green coloured egg. They look similar to a blue Legbar with a lovely dark grey/lavender plumage, slightly feathered legs and sweet little tufts on their heads. They are fairly gentle by nature, not known for being aggressive, they can be a little flighty at first but soon become inquisitive and friendly once they know you, a fantastic laying hen offering up to 300 olive coloured eggs a year.
*Please note, hybrid hens are cross bred and as such about 10% may not lay the specified coloured egg, if you want a guaranteed egg colour then opt for a pure breed chicken*


This indicates that this breed is not aggressive per-se, but not really suited to mix with smaller delicate bantams or to outnumber other breeds, they are better with their own kind or breeds of a similar size and nature.

Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.   

250-300 Medium Olive PA

This breed can lay up to 300 medium to large olive coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

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The Olive Egger Hybrid is a very nice natured bird, they are not known for being aggressive, like all Hybrids they do need room to range and love to forage. They make great chickens for the first-time keeper as they are hardy and robust and easy to care for. They can be a little flighty until they get to know you but once settled are inquisitive and friendly, perhaps not a lap chicken but they can be hand tamed with time and patience.


Hybrids are great roaming birds, they love to forage and free range, they would not be suited to a small back garden set up and would need lots of grass time. Nutrition is important for hybrid chickens, they need a good layers’ pellet and extra treats with calcium, vitamin D and B12 to enable them to produce lots of lovely fresh eggs. You will need to ensure your area has feed and water available at all times. They love to forage so the perfect setting would be a large walk-in run for when you’re not around, as they can fly, with lots of space to forage outdoors safely. You can use electric fencing to create safe areas for foraging if you have a big space. Hybrids can fly and would like a roosting bar for sleeping at night, they can also manage a house with a ladder or a ramp.


Hybrid Chickens come in many varieties and are usually cross-bred from different pure breeds such as the Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Leghorn. The Olive Egger has been bred from lines of blue egg layers such as Legbar and Ameraucana and a Copper Maran %. They are not easily stressed and are generally very confident, friendly birds. Hybrid chicken development is quite new and only started in the 1950’s, before the hybrid chicken was created most farmers and poultry keepers kept pure breeds. Hybrids have been created to lay prolific numbers of eggs, but their egg production is short lived and they tend to slow down after about 3 years of laying, they are capable of laying approximately 300 olive eggs per year and are not known for being broody.

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