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Chocolate Egger

The Chocolate Egger was developed by Centurion Poultry through the Vario-Ovo Project. The Goal was to develop a Dark Egg while maintaining prolific laying and egg size. Parent Stock for the Chocolate Egger is a Black Copper Maran Father on a Rhode Island Red Hen. This simple cross between two Heritage lines produces a hearty, economical, hen that will produce well in a backyard or commercial environments.

 

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In 2012, Art started helping out at Freedom Ranger Hatchery. It didn’t take long for the newest hatchery to be added to the family—initially known as Art’s Hatchery, and now Hillside Hatchery. Specializing in egg-layer breeds, the newest of our hatcheries is already well-established, providing high-quality birds for sale…just like the rest of our family of hatcheries at Freedom Ranger.
Females
Qty Price
1-24$4.25
25-49$4.00
50-74$3.75
75-99$3.50
100+$3.25
Straight Run
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1-24$3.00
25-49$2.75
50-74$2.50
75-99$2.25
100+$2.00
Males
Qty Price
1-24$1.80
25-49$1.60
50-74$1.40
75-99$1.20
100+$1.00

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Hillside Hatchery has a 15-chick order minimum. Any of our birds can be combined to meet this minimum, as long as the same shipping date is selected.

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A Chocolate Egger Chicken Wrap-Up

Chocolate Egger Chickens, also known as cocoa eggers, are large, hearty birds that lay eggs throughout the year. They make an excellent addition to any farm or backyard and can round out your Olive Eggers and Easter Eggers nicely.

Chocolate Egger Heritage

Chocolate eggers are a hybrid type of bird, and adults are usually a black-copper color and sometimes have blue mixed in. They are typically bred from an Araucana and a brown egg layer, such as a Maran. Their personalities can vary depending on their parents, but they are generally funny, chatty birds.
Six dark-chocolate-colored eggs in a carton.

The Chocolate Egger Chicken Eggs

They are known for laying chocolate brown eggs without the red undertones typically found in brown eggs produced by other birds. Chocolate eggers have eggs that are matte rather than shiny. The brown tones can range from hot chocolate to a deep, rich cocoa color.

TemperAment of the Chocolate Easter Egger

The Chocolate Egger Chicken are usually very docile and love to roam around your backyard or farm looking for treats. They are cold-hearty birds but also do surprisingly well in the heat.

Order Chocolate Egger chickens here!

No basket of rainbow eggs is complete without the Chocolate Egger Chicken! These cocoa-colored eggs provide a deep richness to your egg variety, and you’ll have lots of them too! They are a prolific layer that can produce three to four eggs per week.

Order yours today from Hillside Hatchery, a member of our family of hatcheries. You can order a run of females, males, or a straight run of both sexes. Plus, we can vaccinate them for Marek’s Disease if you wish! Order early to get your preferred shipping date!

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