What’s New For 2023 at Meyer Hatchery
If you’ve been on the Meyer Hatchery website lately, you may have already discovered that we are introducing some exciting new chicken breeds and hybrids in 2023. We are also curating a fun new Funky chick category on our website and hatching some specialty turkey breeds designed for the small backyard homesteader.
New Chicken Breeds
The Sapphire Jewel is Meyer Hatchery’s newest hybrid chick offering, developed to lay sky-blue eggs in high quantity. Hens of this hybrid will lay seven eggs per week on average and begin to lay at around 22 weeks. The birds themselves are white with flecks of black or blue-gray.
The Wheaten Olive Egger is another new colorful egg hybrid chicken Meyer Hatchery developed for 2023. Check out those beautiful green eggs! The Wheaten Olive Egger would be a great addition to your flock and egg basket.
The Opal Legbar chicken from Meyer Hatchery is another excellent breed for your flock. The Opal Legbar brings an enchanting, light gray-blue feather coloring with hints of salmon. If you’re familiar with the Cream Legbar and the Frost White Legbar, you’ll already know that the Opal Legbar also lays those iconic bright blue eggs for which the Legbars are known. This breed is sure to be popular, so if you see chicks available, don’t hesitate to place your order.
Hatch Some Fun
We are also expanding our hatching egg breed offerings for 2023. If you’ve never hatched your own eggs using an incubator or let a broody hen do the work, you should try it. It’s a great educational opportunity for the entire family.
Along with more chicken hatching egg breeds to choose from, we also offer quail hatching eggs and guinea hatching eggs. Now you have even more options when it comes to hatching at home!
Be sure to join our email list to find out when we start our annual spring hatch-along so you can join in with the fun. We also share exclusive savings opportunities through our emails.
Let’s Talk Turkeys
Meyer Hatchery is excited to offer two new turkey poults in 2023. The Meyer Hatchery Signature White and Meyer Hatchery Signature Black turkeys. The Signature White and Signature Black make an excellent alternative to the Broad-breasted White or Bronze poults for those who want a slower-growing and slightly smaller turkey, which means lower overall feed consumption and flexibility on the processing timeline.
These breeds will reach a mature weight of around 20-28 pounds live weight and can be processed at approximately 16-22 weeks of age for an average processed weight of about 15-18 pounds.
Don’t Wait To Order
The Meyer Hatchery website stays up-to-date on available breeds and the number of expected chicks and other poultry to hatch every week. Most of our breed offerings sell out early, so don’t delay in placing your 2023 order!
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It seems odd there isn’t one single photo of an adult Sapphire Jewel anywhere on the entire internet. Not even on the Meyer Hatchery’s own website.
Hi Victoria! Thanks for posting your comment. The Sapphire Jewel is a new breed for 2023, and we are pretty excited to be able to offer it! Due to the high demand for this breed, our focus this winter has been on hatching and supplying chicks to our customers. Photos of adult birds of this breed will be added to our website for you this spring. Stay tuned!