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How did this ultra-rare 400-year-old German breed get their name?

Turns out, the unusual name comes from the hen’s ability to lay an incredible amount of eggs. It has been rumored that the Gold Deathlayer hen will lay just about an egg a day until she dies. This is remarkable considering, in most chicken breeds, a good laying hen will lay eggs consistently for about 3 to 4 years. After that, she will lay fewer and fewer eggs each year until they stop laying entirely. 

The average lifespan of a chicken is about 7-10 years, and Deathlayers will provide eggs consistently well into her ripe old age. Plentiful and long-producing, they lay white medium to large size eggs. Please keep in mind that the Gold Deathlayer does not do well in confined spaces. They tend to be somewhat of a nervous breed. They are less domesticated and, therefore, need more interaction at a young age to become socialized with humans.

Gold Deathlayer

  • Hatching Eggs - Priced per egg

    We require a six-egg minimum purchase for shipped orders and order multiples of 6. You can mix and match the eggs with any breed. Fertile eggs will be shipped at most three days after they're laid and will arrive within 2 to 3 days of shipping. Eggs are collected daily and are stored properly to ensure freshness and improve viability. We do guarantee your eggs will arrive intact and ready for incubation. However, we cannot guarantee your hatch rate. There are many factors in the shipping of fertile eggs that are just simply out of our control.

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