Lavender Orpington Hatching Eggs

(13 customer reviews)


Large, friendly birds with beautiful lavender (also known as grey or “self-blue”) feathers. Unlike blue, black and splash, all lavender chicks hatch with the same feather color as their parents.

Shipping will begin early to mid-February 2024. Lavender Orpington eggs typically ship within 2-3 weeks during peak hatching season (March through June).

Hold for pickup

Optional but recommended. If you would like your box marked hold for pickup please enter the phone number the post office can reach you at when your box arrives. We will mark boxes to be held at the post office for pickup to ensure they are not left in the sun or a place they could be damaged at delivery. Please be sure you enter a phone number your post office can reach you at when your eggs arrive.

You can add a second phone number if you would like us to write two phone numbers on your box.

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Orpington chickens are big, friendly birds great for laying and meat. One of the most popular permaculture breeds, Orpingtons are the only way to go for many homesteaders!

The lavender or “self blue” color is a rare and beautiful color that hatches true with every bird. Orpingtons lay 190 eggs per year with a light brown colored shell.

Shipping dates are reflected on your order and can be viewed on your My Account page. Your order will list one of the following:

“Pre-order Shipping Date”

If your order shipping date was agreed upon prior to your order being placed, your order has guaranteed priority for this ship date. We are NOT currently offering pre-order shipping dates.

“Estimated Shipping Date”

Based on the orders we have received and how many eggs we anticipate, this is the date we expect to ship your order. If you placed your order before hatching egg season has begun, this will be blank until two weeks before the season starts, typically the first week in March. If you placed your order during hatching egg season, this may be blank for up to a week after you have submitted your order. We ship first come first served for each breed and will update our estimated dates after we finish shipping orders for the week. The estimated shipping date may change depending on how many eggs our hens provide and we will update your date if needed.

If you have not yet placed an order, please read this important message

Please do not place an order with us if you are not prepared to wait to receive your hatching eggs. While we do try to fill orders as quickly as possible, we are a small family farm focused on producing high quality chickens and hatching eggs. We are NOT a hatchery that will ship your order out the day it is received.

We only open up orders for as many hatching eggs as we expect to be able to fill about one month out. Once we have received about a month worth of orders, the hatching eggs will be listed as out of stock until we make progress on filling those orders. You can add your name to the waiting list on the product page if you would like to be notified when they are availble for ordering again. There is no obligation to buy if you’re on the waiting list.

For more information our policies, please review our Terms.

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 5.5 in

Half Dozen, Full Dozen

13 reviews for Lavender Orpington Hatching Eggs

  1. Jessie B. (verified owner)

    Lavender Orpington ChickHi Sarah, I wanted to say Thank you for sending me 2 extra eggs. I ordered 6. I wanted to update you on our babies. I put 3 eggs under a broody hen (we got lucky and had a hen go broody a few days before) the other 5 I put in an incubator. Of those 3 more hatched. They hatched between 04/13 and 4/15. 2 of them I had to help! They lived! So I have 6 beautiful babies. And they have a mom! A mini!
    I just wanted to say thank you so much.

  2. Mike (verified owner)

    Lavender Orpington chicks

    Broody is a mama. We officially have 6 healthy adorable babies!!

  3. Cathy (verified owner)

    Hi, just wanted to let you know how the hatching went. Had 5 to hatch (ordered a half dozen). The 5 that hatch is beautiful and sweet. Thank you for making my momma happy. ❤

  4. A Lauren Trapp (verified owner)

    I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the eggs that I received and the hatch rate! I have ordered hatching eggs from other places and could immediately tell that the ones that I received from Better with Thyme were a step above.

    We had 22 of 24 eggs make it to hatch day and of those, 18 hatched. Thank you!

  5. Shawn & Chellie

    This was our second order with you guys. The first one didn’t have any to hatch, our fault with cheap incubator. But this second one we have 6 out of 8 hatched. Needless to say we are super excited. Thank you for the beautiful chicks.

  6. Michaela H. (verified owner)

    Such a wonderful experience for our family for our first time hatching eggs! We plan on expanding our flock and will only get our hatching eggs from you. Thank you!

  7. Deb R.

    Thank you so much, I had all but two out of 16 eggs hatch. I think that is fantastic for mail order. So many times I have ordered hatching eggs from other companies only to be disappointed in a low or no hatch. I will definitely buy from you again…I am super impressed! Thank you for taking extra care right from the beginning. Your eggs were put in my super bator along with 40 others. Attached is a video of babies and their adopted moms…my girls are so sweet and loving. 😍

  8. Olivia Gonzales (verified owner)

    Had a wonderful experience ordering hatching eggs. We now have beautiful baby lavender Orpingtons that we adore. Thank you so much for your amazing customer service and for creating such a sustainable, humane, and beautiful family business. You are offering a lovely service to the world!

  9. Kim Neill (verified owner)

    Am ordering more beautiful chickens

  10. Julia J (verified owner)

    Great hatch rate, healthy chicks! Nice family and farm, Thanks so much!

  11. Cindy Grabowski (verified owner)

    I ordered 6 eggs and received 8 eggs well packed and in great condition. 7 of the eggs hatched and we have beautiful, healthy baby Lavender Orpington Chicks!
    It was a great experience for my grand children to watch the chicks hatch. We love our baby chicks! Thank you Better With Thyme for providing such unique
    Breeds. The pictures of your chickens are beautiful. We will enjoy watching our chicks mature.

  12. Kim N. (verified owner)

    She is great

  13. Alicia G. (verified owner)

    I have enjoyed the experience and all the eggs hatched beautifully! I struggled to find some of the unique breeds that you offer, so it was great to not only find the breeds, but to find such a great chickens as well! Ordered silkies and lavender orpingtons, incubated 8 and all 8 hatched!

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