*If an option you are interested in is sold out for the season, there is still a chance of being able to purchase. Each week I will have some extra chicks. people with preexisting orders going out that week will get the first opportunity to purchase extras and if any are left after that, then they will be offered to the general public! Let me know when ordering if you'd like to be added to the wait list for a specific sold out breed and I'll make a note in your order.
I am currently taking Spring 2024 Chick Preorders. I ship nationwide in the Spring. I highly recommend getting your preorders for next season in early especially if you'd like any of my sexable at hatch varieties as they sell out long before Spring arrives.
Shipping is available and is weather/location dependent. Unlike most breeders I have a live arrival assurance. See more info below for shipping prices. You may preorder from the list above and below. My varieties are also listed again by egg color with more specifics below.
Thank you so much for supporting independent farmers and I can't wait to see your egg photos when your birds start laying!
Please note that only certain breeds here are sexable at hatch. If the variety doesn't have separate Female/Male pricing and listing under sexed female pullets above, then they are sold unsexed/straight run and statistically there is a 50:50 chance of each chick being either gender over a large number of chicks. if ordering straight run, I don't know the genders of those varieties at hatch so I cannot guarantee which genders you will get of each with unsexed chicks. About straight run everywhere; over small quantities most straight run orders will be half females and half males, however some orders may be mostly females and some may be mostly males. No breeder has control over that. That's the lottery that is straight run chicks no matter where you order from. Just as those who get more than half females aren't sending extra money back in retrospect, you shouldn't expect the business to give you any sort of refund if you get more than half males. If you want only females, then order sexed female chicks. Period.
Shipped orders have a minimum of 8 chicks and
Pickups have a minimum of 4 chicks
Sexable at hatch female chicks sell out the quickest each season
When you have your chick list ready, please text it to me here 813-716-9784 or message me via the business Facebook page to place an order. If you message me on any other platform, your message will go unanswered.
If you are picking them up I'll need:
Your chick list
Phone number and
PayPal Email address
If you are having them shipped I'll need:
Your chick list
Phone number and
PayPal Email address
Rainbow Surprise Mystery Chick Box Large Fowl Large Box (15 chicks)
*This is my most popular and loved option!
You will receive 15 Chicks of any of my large fowl breeds as well as the possibility of colorful laying project breed chicks. I will NOT add any known sex-able male chicks. Expect an assortment of mostly unsexed/straight runs and possibly sexed female chicks as well. Expect 3 different varieties or possibly more when available. Chicks will arrive banded with colored leg bands to differentiate their variety $325
Rainbow Surprise Mystery Chick Box Large Fowl Small Box (10 chicks)
You will receive 10 Chicks of any of my large fowl breeds as well as the possibility of colorful laying project breed chicks. I will NOT however add any known sex-able male chicks. Expect any assortment of mostly unsexed/straight runs and possibly sexed female chicks as well. Expect 3 different varieties or possibly more when available. Chicks will arrive banded with colored leg bands to differentiate their variety. $250
Rainbow Surprise Mystery Chick Box WITH Bantams (15 chicks)
This box is the same as the box above with up to 25%-50% Frizzled Satin Pen Bantams!
You will receive 15 Chicks of any of my large fowl breeds as well as the possibility of colorful laying project breed chicks. I will not however add any known sex-able male chicks. Expect an assortment of mostly unsexed/straight runs and possibly sexed female chicks as well. Expect 3 different varieties or possibly more when available. Chicks will arrive banded with colored leg bands to differentiate their variety $325
Legbars Female Chick $40
Note: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 these are assorted and while they will look Cream they may carry also lavender, white, and/or Crele. I am breeding heavily for genetic diversity and egg color this coming year with my Legbars and the chicks will reflect that.
Legbar Male Chick $25
Lavender Legbar Female Chick $95
Lavender Legbar Male Chick $55
Marsbars Olive Egger Female Chick $45
Marsbars Olive Egger Male Chick $5
Emerald Egger Olive Egger Female Chick $45 Spring 2024 only
Emerald Egger Male Chick $5 Spring 2024 only
Moss Egger Olive Egger Chick Unsexed $25
Most are Speckled and/or Bloomed Greens and some will be blues with green speckles!
Forest Egger Unsexed Chick $25
If you want some of my most amazing green laying Olive Eggers THESE are the chicks to order. Forest Eggers hatching this Spring are generations 5-12!
1/2 lay my darkest and most stunning, unique greens and 1/2 will lay terracottas, browns possibly with speckles!
Espresso Marans Female Chick $65
Marans -Blue/Black/Splash Copper Chick Unsexed $30
Eg. BBS Copper Marans. These chicks hatch at a ratio of:
50% Blue Copper
25% Splash Copper
25% Black Copper
Terracotta and Speckled Eggs
Partridge Welsummers $35
Frizzled Satin Pen Chicks Unsexed $55
Blue and Black Cuckoo and Blue, Black and Splash non-cuckoo
Due to the genetics of frizzled birds, these pens give Frizzled Satins, Satins, Frizzled Silkies and Silkies
Express Chick Shipping With Supplies: (guaranteed live arrival)
8-10 Chicks $90
11-15 Chicks $110
16-25 Chicks $120
26+ Chicks $130 and up
Within Florida 8-15 Chicks $60
16-25 Chicks $75
On shipping day, I will send you your tracking number after they are on their way so that you can track their progress as well. I have a live arrival guarantee for shipped chicks. I only ship chicks via USPS Express. Losses are EXTREMELY rare, but have happened. Your chicks must be picked up from the post office within 2 hours of their arrival to receive a refund for a lost chick. You must send me a photo of the lost chick in the shipping box as proof for a refund. This is non-negotiable.
*I know...it's a lot of words...so many words.
*There will be a 25% administration fee for any orders paid for then cancelled by the buyer.
I am currently taking orders for Spring Chick Preorders. Spring 2024 preorders are officially open.
The only way to ensure you get the breeds/varieties from me that you’d like is to pre-order as I no longer hatch for general sales. I only hatch for pre-orders, not general availability. I do typically have some extra overflow at the end of the season of some breeds and a few here and there thru the season. If a breed is marked closed, it may reopen as the season goes on, so feel free to check back. Expect some varieties will sell out before Spring arrives. I will update the list when that happens, so the list will change as time goes by.
When you are ready to place your order:
Please send me your chick list via text/phone or Facebook at The Zen Hen and The Honey Bee. Please include your PayPal email address so I can get you your invoice to pay to reserve you littles. If you require shipping, I'll need your full address and Phone number. I only ship chicks via USPS Express. Please, wait until you are ready to pay to request an invoice. Invoices will be canceled after 48 hours if they are not paid. There is a 25% cancelation fee for all chick and egg orders placed and then later cancelled by the customer. After receiving your order, I will send you a message that you invoice has been sent and is available on Paypal. Shipping is available within the continental U.S. as well as to Puerto Rico. I only ship express and have a live arrival guarantee. When I know your hatch week is getting close, I will message you to keep you updated so you can prepare for their arrival. If yours are being shipped, I’ll message with your shipping day and arrival day. On shipping day, I will send you your tracking number after they are on their way so that you can track their progress. I have a live arrival guarantee for shipped chicks. Your chicks must be picked up from the post office within 2 hours for this to be valid. I also must receive a photo of any DOA chicks in the original shipping box. Shipped chicks will be 1-2 days old at time of shipping. Please don’t request that you pick up your chicks at a later age. I do not have the space, time or desire to grow chicks for customers. I do occasionally have some older birds that I will post, but I am not able to take preorders for them. *Note: Pullet does NOT mean “older chick” or “adolescent”. A Pullet is any female chick from day old up until one year old. After 1 year, female chickens are called hens. Same with cockerel and Cock/Rooster. If you need shipping, please send me your full address and the phone you'd like the post office to call upon your chicks arrival. I am not allowed to take birds back onto my after they leave for any reason per my NPIP license. I must maintain my license so that I am allowed to ship birds out of the state of Florida. My birds are disease tested every 6 months by the Florida Department of Agriculture and I am Pullorium/Avian Influenza tested clean.
Breeders, let me know if you'd like a digital copy of your NPIP paperwork
I take great care in my fertile egg shipping methods. I ship in foam shippers with lots of padding. my shippers have been specially designed for the shipping boxes I use. I receive EGG-cellent feedback on my shipped eggs and hatch rates!
Keep in mind before ordering that I cannot control the gentleness post office shipping nor the hatching experience/incubators of others. I do not in any way guarantee hatch rates. Hatching eggs do not come with the expectation of replacement or refunds for unhatched eggs.
Rainbow Hatching Eggs and/or Green With Envy Hatching Eggs
I will add extras if and when availability allows. Eggs may or may not come marked with the variety. Pickups are welcome and Shipping is $65 additional for up to 4 dozen
Hatching Egg Pricing:
1/2 Dozen $80
1 Dozen $150
2 Dozen $275
4 Dozen $500
Rainbow Dozens may contain any arrangement of my colorful laying breeds. I'll add the most beautiful eggs available each week! Possible varieties in your dozen may include: BBS Copper Marans, Several Types of Olive Eggers, Welsummers and Legbars. The assortment will change a bit week to week.
Green With Envy Dozens will hatch an arrangement of Olive Eggers/Green Laying Varieties.
Some of my varieties and Olive Eggers are hybrids. This means that the offspring that hatch from those eggs will lay a different color than the egg they came from. I pair them purposefully to get better and better egg color with each generation!
*Prices are per dozen. I can ship up to 4 dozen eggs per box. I also sell partial dozens but shipping is a flat rate as most of my cost is in shipping supplies. Shipping is $65 for 1 egg up to 48 eggs USPS Priority. Ask for Express Shipping quote if you like to upgrade to that option.
Again, I do not guarantee hatch rates for purchased eggs. I often receive excellent feed back about hatch rates and my packing method. That being said, know that shipped eggs are a gamble and refunds or replacements should not be expected as I have zero control over the hatching methods of others or post office handling. I only sell eggs from pens I am currently hatching and have excellent fertility.
Please Text or Facebook Message me your order along with:
phone number and
PayPal email or Venmo user name
Please indicate whether or or not you'd like your eggs marked with your phone number to be held at the Post Office for pickup. This is recommended. The Post office doesn't guarantee this option but the branches typically honor the request.
I'll personally contact you when I send your invoice and with a general time frame for your order. You are also welcome to request a specific shipping week.
I will contact you before shipping verify the date and to make sure the timing of arrival works with your schedule. After boxing up your eggs, I will send you a photo of them and your tracking information! Happy Hatching Chicken Friends!
Bred both towards the standard and for the darkest egg color.
lovely, sweet birds
Sweet, docile, fluffy birds
Bred towards the show standard and for the bluest eggs.
My favorite breed! So smart and amazing layers of blue/turquoise eggs.
Docile layers of terra-cotta and speckled eggs.
I breed several types of Olive Eggers to give you the best and most beautiful variety of greens in your eggs basket!
Splash Copper Marans Hen