Hatching Eggs for Sale
We have a wide variety of bird eggs for sale - for hatching only.
Visit our eBay shop to see what's available today.
The Marsh Daisy is a rarity these days and it is believed only wheaten and brown varieties are left from the many colours that used to be available. The breed arose from a complicated sequence of breeding over a 35 year period starting in the 1880s. The Marsh Daisy is an active and bold bird that has a generally calm nature. They are very good foragers and will endure wetter conditions than most breeds despite being slow to mature.
Eggs: Reasonable layer of white shelled eggs.
Believed to be one of the oldest breeds of chickens it does not come from Poland as the name suggests but from the Netherlands and France. It was originally known as a Poll which refers to it's impressive head crest and the name has simply been confused over time. The chicken is dominated by it's huge crested head but the bird have noticeably larger nostrils than all other chickens. The breed is accepted as being of a friendly nature and make good pets. They are best kept with other Polands as non-crested breeds can take advantage of their limited vision.
Eggs: Lay white smallish sized eggs. Average 120 a season.
The Scots Grey breed dates back to the 16th century and is known for its hardiness and ability to thrive in any climate. It is long-legged and upright standing and comes in one colour and pattern only.
Eggs: Large white eggs, all year round.
They are available in Black or Cuckoo pattern. The Scots Dumpy is a quiet, placid bird and is well suited to cold climates. They have been bred in Scotland for over 100 years but similar breeds can be traced back to AD900.
Eggs: Large brown eggs, all year round.
Araucana chickens originate from South America and are calm and hardy birds. They adapt well to being penned but they like fresh grass so you will need to move them often. Their eggs are said to be lower in cholesterol than other eggs - but there is no specific evidence to back this up.
Eggs: The Araucana is a good layer of blue/green medium eggs.
The Red Silkie is very calm and docile and adapts well to confinement. It was developed in China and had become popular as far back as the 13th century. The Silkie is an exclusive group of breeds which features five toes on each foot.
Eggs: Light-tinted creamy medium eggs.
Gold Partridge Pekin
The Gold Partridge Pekin is a small-sized breed which is ideal for limited spaces. They resemble a ball of fluff on legs with docile yet cheeky characters and the younger birds can be real fun. All in all, great birds to have around the garden.
Eggs: Small, light brown eggs - except over the winter.
The White Cochin is the 'aristocrat' of poultry breeds - large, majestic and very content with life. It was introduced to Britain from Asia in the mid-1800s and it caused a sensation as people had never seen such a large yet gentle chicken before. The Cochin is believed to be the breed which started the whole poultry showing hobby.
Yokohama - Red Saddled
The Yokohama is a graceful bird. The males, in particular, with their flowing saddle and tail feathers are particularly striking. In their native Japan, the males' tail feathers can grow to over six metres (20 feet) but in the west, the tails are unlikely to grow to such lengths because the environmental conditions are different.
Eggs: Tinted or White.
Red and Yellow Golden Pheasants
Golden Pheasants are one of the first pheasants people keep and they can become quite tame. They are easy to keep and will reward you with a colourful display of their feathers in the spring and then frequently throughout the year.
Guinea Fowl Eggs
Where to Find Us
Murton Trust is situated on the A932 about 2.5 miles east of Forfar on the road to Arbroath.
JP Coaches now have a bus service that stops in our car park.
The route number is 117 and the details can be found on the Angus Council website. Our bus route is on page 14 of the timetable.
We are open daily except Mondays & Tuesdays:
|Tearoom and Farm - all year round|
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This area of Angus has its own micro climate and we often find that it can be a lovely day here when it's not so good elsewhere.