The Easter Chooky - Chocolate Brown Eggs

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

29 March 2018

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Hello chicken keepers,

The beauty of fresh backyard eggs lies in their diversity. While supermarket eggs are uniform beige, fresh eggs from your chicken coop can come in a cornucopia of hues depending on your chook breed of choice. With the right mix of breeds in your flock you'll collect eggs of pink, blue, green and cream from your nesting box every morning. But now is the season to think about chocolate eggs - so why not ditch the Red Tulip this year and fill your chicken coop with these beautiful brown egg layers instead?  

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Chicken Breeds That Lay Dark Chocolate Eggs

There are a select few chicken breeds that lay deep, chocolate brown eggs. Let's have a peck at these beautiful dark horse chooks, who also happen to make great backyard pets!

cuckoo maran chicken breed

Maran chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • France
  • Eggs
    • Average 150 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Dark brown
  • Personality
    • Cute and friendly
  • Appearance
    • White, wheaten, black copper, birchen, blue, salmon, blue silver salmon, silver cuckoo or golden cuckoo plumage
    • Single comb
    • Feathered and clean leg varieties  

barnevelder chicken breed

Barnevelder chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • Netherlands
  • Eggs
    • Average 200 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Brown
  • Personality
    • Cute and friendly
  • Appearance
    • Black, double-laced, partridge, silver or white plumage
    • Single comb
    • Yellow legs

welsummer chicken breed

Welsummer chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • The Netherlands
  • Eggs
    • Average 160 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Dark brown
  • Personality
    • Calm and friendly
  • Appearance
    • Partridge, silver duckwing and the gold duckwing plumage
    • Single comb
    • Yellow legs

light brown chicken eggs in carton

Chicken Breeds That Lay Milk Chocolate Eggs

Like a little cream in your coffee? These hens will provide an egg basket full of delicious brown bum nuts AND they make a hardy and happy addition to your backyard chicken coop!

rhode island red chicken breed

Rhode Island Red chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • United States of America
  • Eggs
    • Average 300 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Brown or tinted
  • Personality
    • Curious and friendly
  • Appearance
    • Red or white plumage
    • Single or Rose comb
    • Deep yellow legs

brahma chicken breed

Brahma chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • India
  • Eggs
    • Average 120 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Brown
  • Personality
    • Cute and friendly
  • Appearance
    • Black, blue-columbian, buff-columbian, dark, gold, light or white plumage
    • Pea comb
    • Feathered legs

plymouth rock chicken breed

Plymouth Rock chicken breed

  • Country of origin
    • United States of America
  • Eggs
    • Average 250 eggs per year
    • Egg colour: Tinted
  • Personality
    • Curious and friendly
  • Appearance
    • Barred, white, buff, silver penciled, partridge, columbian, blue or black plumage
    • Single comb
    • Yellow legs

Once you get your chocolate egg chooks you can keep those crackin' cackleberries top notch with our guide to chicken treats for better quality eggs here.

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra X

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