Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus

(13 customer reviews)

As low as: $9.50

Hatching on June 3, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 6, 2024.

  • Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus – Sold as Baby Chicks Only

Seasonal/Shipped Early Feb thru Mid August

Quantity discounts
1-5 6-10 11+
$9.50 $9.50 $9.50


This is a surplus package and may or may not be an assortment. You could receive all 1 breed or an assortment. We do our best to send an assortment if we can but there is no guarantee you will get more than 1 breed..

French Cuckoo Marans

French Black Copper Marans

French Black Tailed Red Marans

French Black Marans

French Wheaten Marans


This special does not include our other dark brown egg layers such as the Welsummers or Cuckoo Marans because they can be purchased at a much lower price.

Sexing Note: Most of our breeds we can average 90% accuracy on gender sexing. However, with the French Marans breed it is more difficult for the vent sexor to make this determination, so for this breed our guarantee is 75% accuracy.

“Sorry we do not tell you what breed we sent with this package and we do not keep records of what breeds are sent”


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13 reviews for Dark Brown Egg Female Surplus

  1. Keith Acquard (verified owner)

    I ordered 5 of the this surplus, 5 Silkie Bantam special, 5 Blue Egger Female Surplus. Received 17 chicks, one was listless upon arrival, the rest were fairly active. I followed the info in the pamphlet. Unfortunately, another one became listless. I was able to get them to drink. They didn’t make it, the trip must have been too much for them. I sill have 15 very active chicks. I cant wait to see what breeds I have been given. Thank you Cackle Hatchery.

  2. Olivia Folkers (verified owner)

    I bought 10 of these chicks (along with a few other breeds. 32 birds in total) and was happy to receive all healthy, peeping babies. I was a bit concerned about shipping because I have never bought chicks online before but I am really pleased that all of the birds I order (and a few extras) came within 2 days and all survived. I live in NJ, so I was afraid it was going to be a long, cold trip. I will definitely be buying some more birds in the future! Now the fun begins with watching them grow and see what breeds I got! 🙂

  3. hefer

    love chocolate eggs

    All chicks were healthy, got 4 copper and 2 Wheaton. I o two copper roosters also have to be the best chicks i have out of 50 chickens. And love the speckled chocolate eggs.

  4. Jenkins family

    Speckly eggs

    I ordered 15 of the female surplus hoping to get some dark eggs to my collection. I was really hoping for more variety of breeds just because I love variety. I did end up with one roo but he is actually pretty great! I received Wheaton, black, and cuckoo in this mix, and the eggs are all variety of brown with speckles. They didn’t start paying until
    About 28-30 weeks, which was expected. Luckily they are all laying now as mu other girls are on fall hiatus. Very strong and healthy. Great customer service as well.

  5. Forest

    Beautiful Hens

    Ordered five dark layers(along with 10 of other breeds) Received 2 Cuckoo Marans, 2 Barnevelder, 2 Copper Black Marans. Arrived in Alaska in good condition. All attractive and well mannered birds, they have started laying lovely dark eggs this month. I lost two chicks about a week after receiving them, possibly Marek’s related, I would recommend vaccination(which I should have ask for but didn’t)

  6. The Dirty Cowgirl farm

    Dark Brown Surplus

    Ordered 5 of these for the dark chocolate brown eggs and was crossing my fingers for marans of some type and received 6 French Cuckoo Maran chicks. If you want egg color and don’t have a specific breed of chicken in mind, this option will save you some money. Cackle never disappoints no matter what kind of poultry we want for our farm, we are loyal customers. Will reorder these again.

  7. Lori & Steve

    Chick, Chick here and there

    We are so happy to have ordered this bunch of chicks. They are so tame it isn’t even funny. They are all so healthy. We will do this again next year!

  8. KK

    Fantastic Company!

    I ordered these little ladies and received a healthy, peeping box of chicks! All lived! These are a lovely selection of French Marans (cuckoo, black copper, and Barnevelders) with the cutest personalities (calm and curious). We got three roos from 23 chicks to start which is about the odds and there are plenty of hens for them so no issues with aggression! Thanks for the wonderful birds!

  9. Lupine Valley

    Strong, healthy, and loud!

    I’ve gotten this breed from others over the years and I can honestly say that these chicks are by far the healthiest, even after being in a shipping box to their destination for two and a half days! As adults,they are full of fluff and vibrant! I couldn’t be more happy! See you in the spring Cackle! <3

  10. McKnight Family

    Gardening with Chickens

    We won $150.00 voucher last year (from a gardening contest!)–ordered our chicks and watched them garden for us. This year, we added dark brown egg female surplus, Welsummer, and 15 heavy female (hatchery choice). Amazing results: healthy garden! No pests, great fertilizer and wonderful produce. Chickens are must for any would be gardeners. Did we mention fabulous eggs and entertainment too! We PRIZE our chicks from Cackle Hatchery–thank you guys for great quality!!!

  11. Jen

    Great little chicks

    Amazingly healthy chicks after a long trek in pretty cold weather. All ten are doing well. Still waiting to officially ID them but looks like two black copper, two black, and maybe six wheaten ,although two look a bit different. Very happy.

  12. Lucy


    Just got the chicks, all are healthy and well. Ordered 5 and got 6. Very good!

  13. Julia Missouri July 2012

    Smith Family

    Liked you chicken YouTube videos

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