The Burford Brown
The Burford Brown is often described as Britain's favourite hen, laying the most fabulous dark brown eggs, with large yellow yolks. Despite the fact that our Burford Browns are not hybrids, they are prolific layers. The shells are thick, the texture dense, and the flavour is out of this world. She is, without doubt, one of the best dark egg layers available, and you can expect up to 240 eggs in the first year.
The bird is a winner too, with her tight, silky black, plumage makes her ideal for free-range life in the garden even in the harshest weather. The Burfords make wonderful pets, are very sociable, and love human company.
Please note - we continually work hard to improve the quality of our breeding stock, in order to produce pullets of a high standard, and which we are happy to guarantee. For this reason, we do not sell cockerels of hatching eggs. Burford Brown hens are only available through this web site, or from one of our retail outlets.
To order: eMail Philip or text/call 078 318 490 36
Delivery availabe to many parts of the UK -
We are taking orders for December
Ideal for free range life in the garden, even in the harshest weather, she is placid, very freindly, and loves people and children.This, together with her stunning looks, makes her the perfect choice for a pet. She needs lots of space for excercise to keep her fit and healthy, and to prevent boredom.
Contrary to the belief of some forum users, our Burford Browns are not hybrids, and they breed true. They are highly productive layers of heavy quality, thick shelled, eggs.
The famous Burford Brown eggs are available in leading London stores, and restaurants, and in major supermarkets across the UK, under the Clarence Court label.Their superior quality, makes them the first choice for cooking, and they make superb cakes. No wonder they are used by our favourite chefs, Rick Stien, Jamie Oliver, Mark Hicks, Tom Parker-Bowles, and Clarissa Dickson Wright - to name a few.
Unlike most layers of dark eggs, the Burford produces over 230 in the first year and in the right conditions, will lay for many years.
To wake up to 'the perfect egg' every morning, keep a few of these beautiful hens - and bring your garden to life too!
A truly local hen, the Burford Brown was first bred commercially at Broadway, in the Cotswolds,from the lines used in the 1940's by Philip Lee-Woolf's grandmother, Mabel Pearman, who lived at Manor Farm, Westhall Hill, Burford, from the early 1900's to the late 50's.
In 1990, at Millhampost Farm, near Winchcombe, Philip first started breeding Burford Browns commercially for Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, under his Clarence Court label. Other leading London stores, including Harrods and Havey Nichols, soon joined the club, by stocking these new, but traditional old fashioned deep brown eggs. At the time, the Burford eggs were unique, because the UK shops and supermarkets only offered the cheap, mass produced hybrid eggs, which were sold on price, rather than quality.
On moving to Coach House Farm, Broadway, a few years later, the Burford Brown brand, and 'Clarence Court' soon became famous, and the eggs were stocked by all leading supermarkets across the UK. Over the next ten years the egg sales continued to grow, and to this day, the Burford Brown eggs are without competition.
Burford Brown hens, sold soley under the Legbars of Broadway brand name, are kept by well known TV personalities, film stars, famous names in motor racing, horse racing, industry, and Royalty, both in this Country and abroad. They are also the most favoured hens in many of our finest country estates and homes.
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