Hy-Line Brown Pullets
- Size: 2 kg
- Rarity: Common
- Purpose: Egg Production
- 300+ Eggs Average Annually
Hy-Line Browns are an incredibly popular chicken choice and that is mainly because they are the producers of the big brown eggs that you buy on the supermarket shelves. We think that hybrid chickens have a place in a backyard flock as they should give you eggs year round while your pure breeds are molting or going broody.
The eggs have superior brown shell colour, robustness, size and internal quality.
The Hy-Line Brown also has an excellent friendly temperament making it ideal for backyard environments. They are wonderfully low maintenance and adapt easily to various climates and surroundings. Being the prolific egg-layers that they are though, these gals may need some supplemental protein due to the fact that their bodies convert the protein from their feed into egg producing fuel and thus, their lovely feathers will need some protein TLC.
Early maturation allows these chickens to begin laying anywhere from sixteen weeks to twenty-two weeks of age versus the point of lay of other breeds which can be twenty-four weeks or even longer.
Purchasing Hy-Line Chickens at point of lay is a wise decision and a great place to start whether you are a veteran or a new chicken keeper looking for an egg-excellent, highly reliable laying hen.
We have been able to purchase some POL Hy-Line Browns You cannot breed an ISA Brown or Hy-Line – it is a highly protected secret what crosses of birds are used to create them. These ladies will lay close to an egg a day for approximately 2 years. They need to eat high protein feed to achieve that, at least 16 percent.
If you purchase a pure breed chicken, she will give you less eggs per year, but more eggs in total over her lifespan and live longer.
HyLine Brown’s are cheaper bird to purchase but they have a significantly reduced life expectancy compared to a healthy pure breed chicken – this may be because of the high egg production bred into these chickens.
Key features of the Hy-Line Brown are:
- The world’s most balanced egg layer, producing over 350 eggs to 80 weeks, peaking in the high 90s
- Early laying age with optimum egg size
- Very economical feed consumption
- Best interior egg quality in the market.
- The breed is constantly being improved, with each new Hy-Line generation representing the latest advancements in breeding technology and is bred for a longer, more productive life.
They are vaccinated and generally available all year round in point of lay.
Give us a call +61 407 659 927 if you would like to purchase a few of these pullets.