American Bresse Eggs

American Bresse Eggs: Great for hatching, baking, and breakfast. General details about Am Bresse eggs, plus check availability of fertile American Bresse hatching eggs from Ambresse Acres or another breeder in your area.


About American Bresse Chicken Eggs

American Bresse chickens typically produce a lot of eggs per season! American Bresse hens are known to lay approximately 250 eggs per season, which is slightly less than Leghorns lay (300 - 320/yr).

American Bresse chicken eggs are average to slightly above average in size: 2 - 2.5 ounces, or 56 - 70 grams each. They taste wonderful, but don't all eggs?

American Bresse chicken egg colors are usually described as being "tinted." The tint varies between very light brown, to cream, to barely tinted at all - almost white. See the photo of eggs above from my flock at Ambresse Acres.

The color of the eggs laid by black, blue or splash American Bresse varieties tends to be slightly darker, ranging from a light medium brown, to a very light brown.

In France, French Bresse chickens reportedly lay white eggs.

American Bresse Egg Production

Egg production typically goes into high gear at the end of winter. Spring, summer, and fall is when most eggs are laid. At some point in late autumn or early winter (depending on the geographical location), the hens enter their yearly molt, and egg production drops drastically so their bodies can replace all their feathers.

The hens may enter their molts in a staggered fashion, meaning not every hen at once. The molt tends to last around 1-2 months, and then the hens reenter egg production again in a staggered fashion. 

The first year of laying is typically the most productive, with the second year being nearly so. As hens age thereafter, egg production drops year over year.

Preserving American Bresse Eggs

Whether or not you add extra lighting in the coop, the rate of egg-laying tends to drop, sometimes significantly, during the winter. You may find you receive only a few eggs per day. 

Luckily, it is possible to set aside and preserve eggs during the abundant months of spring and summer. By preserving eggs during abundance, you'll still have plenty of eggs for breakfast or baking during the winter when eggs become very scarce.

Several excellent preservation techniques are:

  • Waterglassing eggs: Use either hydrated lime or sodium silicate (known as water glass) to make a solution that seals the pores in the eggs and maintains the eggs "fresh" for up to a year.
  • Freezing raw eggs: Raw eggs will keep for up to one year. Measure them into ice trays; each cube equals approximately 1 egg. You can also scramble and cook the eggs before freezing, though they will be usable for 2-3 months.
  • Dehydrating eggs: I like to scramble raw eggs and dehydrate them raw in silicone trays, noting how many eggs went into each tray. When fully dehydrated, vacuum pack and store in a cool dry area. They will last more than a year. Reconstituted raw eggs taste identical to fresh raw, in my judgment. 1/4 cup reconstitutes 1 egg.
  • Other ways to preserve eggs(Link coming.)

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American Bresse Hatching Eggs

From Ambresse Acres:

Ambresse Acres is not currently selling fertile American Bresse hatching eggs, but when we return to selling hatching eggs, our policies will be as follows:

  • We are located in Port Angeles, in the north of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State (USA). 
  • U-Pick-Up.
  • Cost is $75/dozen. 
  • We include extra eggs with your 1-dozen purchase to help insure against failure to hatch. (Our hatch rates vary between 97% - 100%, however the transit between my ranch and your incubator does carry risk.)
  • We meet you off site to give you your hatching eggs in order to maintain a high level of bio-security on our farm. The meeting location will be determined at the time of purchase, for mutual convenience.
  • To place an order and arrange for pick up, or to inquire about availability of fertile hatching eggs or chicks, please contact us via our Contact form.

Too Far Away for Pick-Up?

If you live too far away from Washington State for pick-up, and we know this will be true of most everyone, we are acquainted with a LOT of excellent Am Bresse chicken breeders, and are very happy to refer you to the American Bresse Breeder listings or the ABC for Sale pages. Most of these breeders are selling and shipping hatching eggs, day-old chicks, and young birds.

You can hardly go wrong by contacting any of the breeders on that page. They will help you obtain American Bresse hatching eggs and help you along on your journey into the world of American Bresse chickens.

At the same time, I am not able to personally vouch for every one of these breeders, of course. So please do not fail to do your own research and then contact the individual(s) of your choice should you need to obtain some American Bresse hatching eggs. 

Farm Fresh American Bresse Eating Eggs

From Ambresse Acres:

Ambresse Acres is not currently selling farm fresh eating eggs locally. We will change this notice when our egg situation changes. When we are able once again to sell eating eggs, our policies will be as follows:

  • Cost is $6/dozen. 
  • We are located in Port Angeles, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State (USA). We serve the Port Angeles and Sequim WA regions, and can occasionally make arrangements to deliver a little farther afield.
  • To place an order and arrange for pick up, please contact us via our Contact form.
  • If we happen to be heading to your vicinity, we are happy to drop off your eggs directly to you, at no extra charge.

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The American Bresse Breed Club is now hosted (temporarily) here on the Ambresse website. Follow the link for all the details! Check here for updates and links to pages. 

Mandelyn Royal, ABC breeder extraordinaire.Mandelyn Royal, American Bresse breeder extraordinaire.