We receive a 95% hatch rate on all of our hatching eggs here at the farm when we use our incubators. We cannot guarantee the hatch rate of shipped eggs because of postal handling as well as everyones individual hatching practices. We can guarantee that they will arrive intact. 🙂
We can fit up to 24 eggs into a shipping box for a flat rate of $25. For orders over 24 eggs we will charge for a second shipping box.
Cocoa eggers are large sturdy birds that are black and sometimes blue in body type. They lay well in the colder months and will produce handsomely through the spring. They maintain the same lovely disposition that we aim for all of our breeding groups to have and they get along with all other breeds well.
The shade of brown these birds are producing is different from Marans eggs in that they do not have any red undertone. In the photo below you can see one Marans egg on top of the Coco eggers for comparison. Marans eggs are smooth and almost have a shine to them while our Cocoa eggers are matte and soothing to the touch. Occasionally these birds will lay with a heavy bloom over the top of the coco egg to create a shade that looks purple – these lovely birds are an ever evolving color project and oneway we hope to isolate the purple looking bloom – perhaps you will be one of the lucky few to receive the illusive purple looking egg!