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We hand-select premium hens and roosters and temporarily isolate them to retrieve their specific eggs. We then incubate the darkest of these eggs to hatch the best of the best. This procedure is done on a per order basis, so your eggs and resulting chicks will be produced just for you.


While growing in popularity, Marans chickens are still not common in the United States. They originated in France and were introduced in the United States in the 1930s.  Black Copper Marans lay exceptional eggs, rich in flavor and dark mahogany in color.  When hens hatch, they have a finite amount of pigment or coloring in their body, so as they age and continue laying, the color of the eggs lightens.  This does not affect the quality or superb taste of the egg. You can find a lot of information about Marans on the internet, but the following link is one we highly recommend: https://www.thehappychickencoop.com/black-copper-marans/ or click here.



Chicks - From Premium Stock

  • We do not ship purchased pullets or adults. They must be picked up in person at a pre-appointed time at the entrance to our farm or a coordinated location.

Contact Us

Thornfield Poultry

P.O. Box 819

Hillsborough, NC