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What is a bovan chicken?

Bovans Brown Started Pullets Bovans Brown is highly versatile and robust laying hen. They have combined traits that include high peak production, great laying peristency, and a flat egg weight curve, resulting in top quality dark brown eggs. This breed will produce upwards to 300 eggs per year.

How many eggs do Bovans lay?

Adaptable and easy to manage, the Bovans Brown adjusts well to different climates, management systems and housing systems, and is very successful in cage free environments….Bovan Brown.

Free Range Colony
Eggs per hen housed to 72 weeks 312 323
Eggs per hen housed to 80 weeks 354 366
Average egg size to 72 weeks 63.2g 63.2g

At what age do Bovan Browns start laying?

Cage systems

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Age at 50% production 143 days
Peak of production 96 %
Average egg weight 63.6 g
Eggs hen housed 464

What is a novogen chicken?

A Novogen is a chicken breed developed in France that is a cross between the Rhode Island Red and White Leghorn. The Novogen Brown is a Red Sexlink. Males are mostly white, and females are reddish brown. Novogens are prolific egg layers producing 285+/- large and extra-large eggs in 52 weeks.

What is Cornish Cross chicken?

The Cornish Cross Rock is a hybrid developed by crossing the commercial Cornish chicken with a White Rock chicken. Our special matings produce baby chicks with broad breasts, big thighs, white plumage, and yellow skin. These broiler chickens are known for their remarkable, rapid growth and feed efficiency.

What is a Cornish Cross?

What are black layers?

As the name suggests, Black Layer is sometimes a continuous layer usually just below the turf which is distinctly black. The chemical definition is a deposit of metal sulphides caused by the activity of anaerobic bacteria.

What breed are commercial hens?

Examples of commercial laying hybrids are Hisex Brown and Babcock Brown 380. All the brown egg laying hybrids are based on the Rhode Island Red while the white egg layers are based on the White Leghorn. Hybrids are generally the best choice for commercial production.

What do you need to know about bovans chickens?

Along with our well performing Bovans Brown, Bovans White and Bovans Black chickens, we deliver technical support to our parent stock customers and Bovans egg producers. It’s simple, we want egg producers and their Bovans laying hens to succeed, no matter the circumstances.

What makes a bovans Brown a good bird?

The Bovans Brown is a highly versatile and robust bird. Combined traits include high peak production, great laying persistency, and a flat egg weight curve, resulting in top quality dark brown eggs.

Why are bovans Brown hens good for free range?

The Bovans Brown laying hens have excellent feed intake capacity and robustness so that it fully expresses genetic potential in multi-age and free range environments. The Bovans Brown is an attractive looking bird that maintains great feather cover throughout the egg laying cycle.

What kind of bird is a Bovan Goldline?

Bovans Goldline are placid, friendly birds and one of the biggest egg producers during their early years.