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What is a Hyline Chicken?

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I was surfing Craigslist and seen an ad for Hyline chickens.  I also seen a new member here has them.  When I search Hyline Chickens on the web I get a genetic chicken facility?  So I was wondering exactly what are these?

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Wife to a DH, slave to 1 Chihuahua, 1 mini Dashound, 1 Dorky,1 Rott, 3 House cats,3 feral cat , to many chicks and chickens to count, bunny rabbits, 1 Pygmy goat, 11 Nigerians.
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Wife to a DH, slave to 1 Chihuahua, 1 mini Dashound, 1 Dorky,1 Rott, 3 House cats,3 feral cat , to many chicks and chickens to count, bunny rabbits, 1 Pygmy goat, 11 Nigerians.
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post #2 of 19

They are prolific layers,

Over here in the Uk they are a very popular chicken, and they lay 330 eggs a year. here I think that is one of the top scores really.

I have looked into them when I was trying to decide which birds to get, but I went for Black Rocks as they are known here, (SEx-links)  over there, because they were hardy.

One of the breeds here that you may find and will give you more info is the Bovan Goldline.  They are also what i think are called hybrid birds.

they are cute too.

Jena.

The Welsh Witch, mother to one insane Border Collie, 2 Comets(Goldfish) and 4 Black Rock Beauties, and now 3 Copper Blue Marans and 2 White Splash Marans.  Ohhh and 2 sons (all grown up so I need something else to keep me busy).
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The Welsh Witch, mother to one insane Border Collie, 2 Comets(Goldfish) and 4 Black Rock Beauties, and now 3 Copper Blue Marans and 2 White Splash Marans.  Ohhh and 2 sons (all grown up so I need something else to keep me busy).
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post #3 of 19

I just saw the same add on Craig's list for Hyline chickens and was curious as well.  I'm looking to add some new hens to my flock so I might go check them out tomorrow.

post #4 of 19

There are some hatcheries that carry the hy-lines. They buy eggs from hy line and then put their name on them. Best thing to do is email them and ask which hatchery would be the best to get their genetics.

post #5 of 19

Hyline has through research and controlled breeding produced prolific layers that have a high feed conversion. Commercial egg producers use the birds. Like most companies they have white leghorns, red sex link and other hybrids that they sell. The hybrids are usually a cross between one of their white leghorns and parent stock for the red sex link.

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post #6 of 19

Just stating Hyline doesn't tell the buyer what the bird is?   White Leghorn type?  Red/brown sex-link type?

A great layers, bred for the commercial industry, for sure, but which one?

Here's the company link.  http://www.hyline.com/aspx/products/products.aspx?navid=3

 

 

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post #7 of 19

Commercial chicken hybrid. Low feed cost, early lay and lays a ton of eggs. Not your typical backyard bird. Not bred for friendly rather production, flighty leghorn type. Hyline has patent on several lines of birds they devloped.

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post #8 of 19

I have 9 of these white leghorns now in the brooder (2 weeks) so far they are doing great, have had no problems unlike the ones i got at tsc.only i did not get the chicks from hy line direct. i got eggs from a hyline producer, (friend of the family).i have three roo's in this batch and can only keep one. if anyone is local and would like one of them let me know.

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We have 8 Hyline white leghorn types. We bought them from a local small egg ranch as yr old hens. They are AMAZING layers, huge white eggs and lay just about every day even tho they are about 2 yrs old now. Ours are smallers light birds. They are not overly crazy about us messing with them, but also were not raised by us either. Ours don't forage as well as our other breeds but were not raised free range like my other birds. And lay more & bigger eggs so I guess is a tradeoff.

I would like to find some of their brown egg Hylines. We are starting to sell our extra eggs & people always want to brown ones.

post #10 of 19

Central Hatchery in Nebraska sells HyLine chicks.

 

 

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