Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Mar 15, 2014
In Australia these are called ISA Browns and up until the last 12 months when i decided to get a variety of chickens, ISA browns were the only chickens i had growing up. They are pretty much egg laying machines and easily the most productive out of the 3 hens i currently have.
The eggs appear to be slightly smaller then what my other 2 produce and they are a darker brown color. Although they are slightly smaller, they are still bigger then the eggs you would find in the shops.
I have found my ISA browns in the past to be a lot more friendly then my other two breeds and generally not bothered by people. They love foraging around and mucking about in dirt baths. If you allow your chickens to be free range ensure that you lock them up at night as foxes are defiantly around they cant resist a feed.. Trust me, I learnt the hard way when growing up!