Our Sage Eggers are one of our most versatile groups we work with on the farm.
They are one of our signature breeds that we brought to market in 2015 and they will continue to offer them for years to come because they are fantastic layers.
We love our sage eggers for the wide range of egg colors and speckling patterns they can produce. True workhorses of the flock, they produce 6-7 eggs a week in spring and continue to lay strong through the summer and fall. Predator wise and intelligent, these birds know their way around the barnyard and are excellent foragers.
These beauties lay green eggs that have anything from gentle white speckling over top to dramatic brown spots – every hen is unique in her laying pattern and will continue to lay in that pattern throughout her life.
Our sage eggers will produce an egg that is a lighter shade than a typical olive egger, their eggs will help you expand the rainbow in your daily egg collecting basket. Sage eggers are a hybrid unique to alchemist farm that combines a few different breeds to produce a hen that is the highest production bird we offer.
The roosters are stunning and cause everyone to stop and ask what breed they are. Hens have lovely sweet personalities and the roosters are excellent with the hens. Sage eggers are a medium framed bird that will produce a regular sized egg. Our sage eggers look similar to our azure eggers in feathering. How you will know you have a Sage Egger hen is by the rusty red undertones in the breast feathers. Azure eggers will have a lighter colored chest and of course will be laying blueish eggs while our sage eggers will be laying greens.
Quick Breed Stats
Egg Color: lighter green with speckles
Egg Bloom: Can have reverse speckles on occasion that look white
Egg Size: standard
Egg Texture: matted
Egg Production During Spring and Summer: very high 6 eggs a week
Meat Production: best for egg production, males have some meat on them.
Heat Tolerance: very good if shade is provided
Cold Tolerance: very good if free from drafts. Use vaseline to prevent frostbite in winter
Disposition: laid back and more solitary. Will come running for treats.
Weeks to Maturity: 22
Free Range Ability: very high, very predator wise – roosters are excellent protectors of the hens.