Who Are We?
The mother-son team of Megan and Shem Abel began hatching eggs “just for fun”... Over the course of four years, with the mentorship of many well-reputed breeders, they sought to breed the best quality possible.
With their passion for quality, honesty, and consistently improving breeding programs, a business was hatched. They wanted to provide customers with the highest quality birds and stood behind their birds every step of the way.
In November of 2023, Shem moved on to new endeavors in high school and decided to change his focus. The One Egg was purchased by April Leithleiter and moved to April's Acres, a growing, diversified farm, in Farmville Virginia.
April continues to consult with the original breeders of each line to ensure excellent breeding programs, aiming to meet the Standard of Perfection for American Poultry Association listed fowl and improve the unlisted fowl. The birds are bred for health first, laying ability, then beauty. Whether you purchase hatching eggs or chicks, you can be sure that high quality feed, housing and care went into every egg and chick.