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Brown Egg Layers

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 phone operators are happy to suggest complementing breeds if you need assistance.

These birds are all lay various shades of brown eggs.

McMurray Hatchery Black Australorps

Black Australorps are one of the best heavy breeds of chickens. These large chickens have glossy black feathers with a greenish-purple sheen and large red combs.  

McMurray Hatchery Bielefelder
This fairly new breed is making a huge splash in the poultry world with their dark, chocolate-colored brown eggs, large size, and docile temperament.
McMurray Hatchery New Hampshire Reds
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.
McMurray Hatchery Brahma Day-Old Baby Chicks
McMurray Hatchery Rhode Island Red Pullet
Rhode Island Red
The Rhode Island Red is one of the most famous and popular chicken breeds. These truly American chickens are great brown egg layers and one of our best-selling breeds of day-old baby chicks.
McMurray Hatchery Delaware 18-Week-Old Pullet
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.
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.

Referred to as a "Dominiker". They have rose combs, medium sized bodies, prominent tails, and black and white barred plumage.

McMurray Hatchery Turken
The 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.
McMurray Hatchery Salmon Faverolles
Salmon Faverolles are good-sized chickens with a beard, muff, feathered legs and feet, and fifth toe. They are good in colder weather and lay medium-sized cream-colored eggs.
McMurray Hatchery Welsummer
Welsummer chickens have a docile temperament, are cold-hardy, and hens are known for their good production of a rich, dark brown egg. 
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.

This breed was developed in France in the mid 1800's in the town for which it bears its name, Marans. They had made their way to England in the early 1900's and quickly became very popular for their very dark brown eggs - a trait they are still known for today. These beautiful birds were first exhibited in 1929 in Paris by the Poultry Breeders Society of France and since then have gradually made themselves popular in various countries around the world.