Our Basque hens are now entering their first year as mature hens. They are laying beautiful, medium to large tinted eggs. These birds are truly an outstanding free-range breed. The hens are very people-friendly, allowing us to pick them up without fuss. Their landrace background is evident as they work tirelessly to find delicious tidbits, supplementing their organic pellet diet. We have a variety of color patterns, all within the Marraduna spectrum. Known as Euskal Oiloa in their native land, their hardiness can also be seen in the high success we had with fertility and hatching. We are regularly incubating eggs to check fertility, having a fertility/hatching rate over 95%. These delightful, productive birds are sure to become a backyard favorite here in the States.
Listed on the Slow Food Ark of Taste, we have secured some of the most exceptional examples of these truly wonderful birds. Working with Greenfire Farms, we were able to obtain multiple lines, including hens from Skyline selected specifically by Greenfire Farms to enhance their breeding program. As Greenfire moves on to other rare and exceptional varieties, we have committed to continuing this project. The Basque hen is a friendly, top-shelf dual purpose bird that excels at free-ranging. We have hatching eggs nearly year-round, and chicks throughout Spring. Check out or store page for more information.