American Bresse Eggs: Available for hatching, baking, and breakfast. Find fertile American Bresse hatching eggs. Check the resources on this website to find these heritage breed eggs.
Eggs for both hatching or for eating are NOT currently available from Ambresse Acres. Check the American Bresse Breeders page; perhaps you will be able to locate American Bresse hatching eggs from a breeder near you.
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:
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.
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:
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 lay white eggs.
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.
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:
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