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Hy-Line Brown Chicken

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The basics:
Hy-Line Brown Chickens are a genetically created auto-sexing hybrid, which was developed for superior egg laying. They are quiet, passive, non-flighty birds, and are well suited for the backyard and farm production.

According to Hy-Line International, "Hy-Line Brown is the world’s most balanced brown egger. She produces over 320 rich brown eggs to 74 weeks, peaks in the mid-90’s and begins lay early with optimum egg size. These traits combined with a frugal appetite, the best interior egg quality in the market and excellent livability give the Hy-Line Brown the perfect balance."

Hy-Line International is the world's largest producer of chicks for the egg-laying industry and embryos for vaccinations. They are leaders in the creation of new chicken breeds, created through genetic manipulation to increase egg production, provide greater disease resistance, improved egg quality and superior livability.

Types: Largefowl
Varieties (Single Comb:) Red hens with white flecking and white roosters with red flecking.
Uses: Eggs
Weights: 5 - 8 lbs
Personality: Friendly and calm.
Broody: No
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Jumbo

What else you should know:
As chicks, the Hy-Line chicken is sex-linkable. This means the males and females can be told apart by color. Females will hatch a buffy-red, and males will hatch white.

Hens may feather peck, if they do not have enough space.

To keep egg production at it's prime, it is recommended that hens are replaced yearly by younger fowl.

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Hy-Line Brown Chicken

From WinQuier Feb 7 2014 7:16AM

3.5/5

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