The Burford Brown
The Burford Brown has been around for a long time, and 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 of amazing thick shelled eggs, with a dense texture, and a flavour which 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, and laying continues for many years in the right conditions. No wonder this bird is a winner; her tight, silky black, plumage makes her ideal for free-range life in the garden even in the harshest weather. The Burfords make wonderful garden pets, are very sociable, and love human company, but they are free range birds, and do not thrive well in a small run. If not free range, the minimum recommended run size is 10 square metres per hen.