Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jwlsunshine, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. jwlsunshine

    jwlsunshine New Egg

    Jan 14, 2017
    i would like to put together a nice little group of hens that are a variety of colors with a variety of colored eggs.. I have always wanted a lavender hen for sure. would anyone be able to help me get this going? Maybe some olive eggs?
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under jwlsunshine [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, living in Aus I am not able to assist with your chicken search but you might want to say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2017
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, jwlsunshine, and :welcome! Great to have you in our community! Are you looking to order baby chicks that will grow into hens that will supply you with the various shades of eggs? Or are you looking for established hens? If it's the latter, Teila gave you the same advice I would have. If you are going the chicks route, I'd explore the various hatcheries and custom an order. Google Murray McMurray, Ideal Poultry, Meyer Hatchery, Stromberg's, Cacke Hatchery...others. You will be overwhelmed with what's out there in terms of variety! Happy hunting! :)
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - enjoy your flock selection.

    Best wishes
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us, good luck getting your flock started!
  7. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2016
    Welcome to BYC

    A few hatcheries sell oliver eggers and lavender chickens in various breeds. Meyer where I am getting my chicks have lavender orpingtons but they cost a pretty penny. Also the olive eggers they sell are sold out for the year already. I have been looking for OE myself around here with no luck yet.
  8. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens

    I have the same goal, multi colored egg basket this is what I am getting in April:
    1 Golden laced Wyandotte Brown eggs
    1 Golden buff, sex link brown eggs
    1 Easter egger, could be blue or green or pink or brown eggs, hopefully not brown.
    1 Blue Americauna, Blue eggs (lavender color bird)
    1 Barred rock, brown eggs
    1 light brown leghorn, white eggs
    1 Meyer meal maker, unknown what I will get but I asked for a white egg layer if possible.


    PS, [​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  10. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I am glad you joined us! For colored eggs, lavender hens, and olive eggs: I would suggest Easter Eggers, Lavender Orpingtons, and Olive Eggers. And for a great hatchery, I would check My Pet Chicken out:


    They have tons of chicken breeds for sale, plus lots of chicken accessories!
    I hope you enjoy BYC and find it helpful, best wishes! [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by