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Brown Egg Layers/Heavy Breeds

To help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15.  You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order.  Our operators are happy to suggest complementing breeds if you need assistance.

 

These birds are all heavy breeds and lay various shades of brown eggs.


Barred Rocks
An ideal American chicken. Prolific layers of brown eggs, the hens are not discouraged by cold weather. Their solid plumpness and yellow skin make a beautiful heavy roasting fowl. Our strain has the narrow, clean barring so desirable in appearance.
Pioneer
Pioneer
The Pioneer chicken is considered to be a dual purpose bird. It has one of the most unique feather color patterns we have ever seen. No two birds look alike! The hens lay large brown eggs and the males reach market weight in around 12 weeks.

Black Australorps
A flock of Black Australorps with their glossy black plumage which has a greenish-purple sheen and their larger than average bright red combs make an unusually handsome sight. They are big birds, cockerels weighing 6 to 8 pounds at maturity and pullets 5 to 7. We have handled this breed for years and think it is one of the best of the heavy breeds.

Red Star

Our Best Brown Egg Layer!!!

These hens will mature with feathers that are reddish brown with flecks of white throughout. The males are all white with nice yellow skin. At approximately 22 weeks these hens will start to lay and lay they will. We're sure this hardy bird will become a favorite of yours as it lays eggs right through hot or cold weather. No wonder it's called the Red Star.


Black Giants
This is the original Jersey Giant developed in New Jersey in the late 19th century by crossing several of the large, dark Asiatic breeds. With the straight red comb and tremendous size it makes an unusually handsome variety for exhibition. Hens are good layers of brown eggs and especially persistent through cold weather.

Rhode Island Reds
This is one of the most famous and all time popular breeds of truly American chickens. Outstanding for production of brown egg. Our "production" strain is keeping up the fine reputation of this old favorite. Baby chicks are a rusty red color and the mature birds are a variety of mahogany red.

Black Star
Black Star hens are wonderful layers of large brown eggs. Black Stars are easy to raise and have a good feed conversion ratio.

Silver Laced Wyandottes
It is colorful, hardy, and productive. The general appearance is silvery white and lustrous greenish black as each feather is edged in a contrasting color. The close-fitting rose comb and good body size are valuable assets for winter laying. They lay a nicely shaped, good sized egg, varying from light to rich brown and will set some. This is another excellent variety for exhibition.

Buff Orpingtons
One time years ago at our Hamilton County Fair the poultry judge was asked to describe the correct plumage color for this variety. Taking out his gold watch he said, "That's the color for Buff Orpingtons." And pure gold they are, symbolic of great value and high quality.

Speckled Sussex
The Speckled Sussex was developed in Sussex County, England over 100 years ago. It is of medium size, in the heavy breed class, a layer of light brown or tinted eggs, and the hens will set. This variety combines beauty with utility, and is very nice to raise for showing.

Buff Rocks
Our Buff Rocks are truly a gorgeous color, being pure golden buff from feather base to tip. They are a real delight to the eye. Our strain has the same deep, well set bodies as the other Rocks, possibly a little smaller in size. They are fine winter layers of brown eggs; also good setters in late spring.

Turkens - Naked Necks
Tthe Turken is all chicken but unique because of its turkey-like bare neck. In spite of the feather shortage, Turkens stand cold weather very well, are good layers of brown eggs. We have purposely kept our Turken flocks mixed in color for a more colorful and distinctive offspring.

Columbian Wyandottes
Columbian Wyandottes are an unusual and attractive variety. They have the same deep, well rounded bodies and close set comb of all Wyandottes, and are of medium size. Appearance is handsome with white bodies, and contrasting neck, tail, and wing plumage which are black with silvery white edging.
Welsummer Chickens
Welsummer
The Welsummer is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in Holland. This bird has a docile temperament, is cold hardy and is known for its good production of a dark brown egg.

Dark Cornish
At one time they were known as "Indian Games" because of the use of both Old English Game chickens and Asells. They are unique because of their thick, compact bodies, unusually wide backs, and broad, deep breasts. The hens are nice layers of firm-shelled brown eggs and wonderfully hardy.

White Orpingtons
These are large, quiet, and gentle, a beautiful, pure white variety. They are large framed birds with pinkish white skin and very easy to dress; good winter brown egg layers and also will set.

Delaware
This breed was founded in the state of Delaware from an original Barred Rock and New Hampshire cross. The Delaware is considered a heavy breed which lays a nice brown egg.

White Rocks
Our White Rock pullets are outstanding for egg production the entire year, and are especially desirable through the cold winter months when lighter breeds slack off. They lay a brown egg of fine quality and size.

Light Brahmas
The Brahmas are a very old breed from Asia. Because of its massive size, full feathered shanks and toes, and striking black and white plumage pattern, it has always been one of the most interesting varieties to work with. Brahmas are exceptionally quiet, gentle, and easy to handle.

White Giants
As the name implies, it is primarily a meat bird of extra large frame. A little slower to mature than Rocks, Reds, and other more common heavy breeds, it will eventually surpass them in size and weight. Yellow skin color and white plumage make an easy fowl to dress.

New Hampshire Reds
This breed originated in the state of New Hampshire at the hands of poultry farmers who started with R.I. Reds and by means of generation after generation of selective breeding intensified the characteristics of early maturity, rapid full feathering, and production of large brown eggs.

White Wyandottes
Their plumage is snow white from the clean, outer feathers clear to the fluff next to their yellow skin. These, with the deep, well rounded bodies, make an ideal bird for dressing. The hens lay a high quality, brown-shelled egg and lots of them. The White Wyandottes are a wonderful dual purpose fowl for the production of both meat and eggs.

Partridge Rocks
This is one of the best varieties for the exhibitor as it is quite rare and makes an outstanding show bird. The highly colored male has black hackle and saddle feathers with an edging of rich brilliant red, a lustrous greenish black breast and body touched with reddish bay on the wings.
Heavy Breed Assortments
Not quite sure what to order or would like to save some money, try one of our assortments.  We offer a number of differnt assortment made of a mixture of breeds.