Isa Browns or Hyline Browns are an incredibly popular chicken choice and that is mainly because they are the producers of the big brown eggs that your buy in the supermarket . We think thay have a place in a backyard flock as they should give you eggs year round while your pure breeds are molting of going broody.
We have been able to purchase some POL genuine Hyline Browns who are vaccinated and have a full beak. You cannot breed an Isa Brown or Hyline Brown – 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 or 3 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.
ISA Brown’s or Hyline Browns are cheaper birds to purchase but they may 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.
Give us a call 0407 659 927 if you would like to purchase a few of these pullets.