Anyone know anything about Brown Bovans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WyanLuv, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. WyanLuv

    WyanLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    I am looking for info on brown Bovans.... Never heard of them. I guess they are similar to the comet? I'd love to hear any info anyone has. I have the opportunity to get some if they are a decent breed to add to the flock. Thanks y'all!
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    Another name for them is Isa Brown, one hatchery we order from uses both names for the same bird.
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
    Here is some info on the Isa Browns which I'm told are like or the same as Bovans I've always had Bovans in my coop:

    The ISA Brown is a French breed of chicken, which is a cross between Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens. The breed is known for its high egg production of approximately 300 eggs per hen in the first year.These chickens are very good for first time, garden chicken owners as these chickens are good layers, less flighty and will be unable to escape with their wings clipped.They are very light-bodied birds and therefore poor eating.ISAs are now considered by most fanciers a breed of chicken, not just a hybrid. Breeding ISA Brown × ISA Brown will produce ISA Brown chicks, just as crossing Rhode Red × Rhode White will. However, the ISA × ISA chicks generally lay more for they are selected from the best layers.ISA stands for Institut de Sélection Animale, the company which developed the breed in 1978 for egg production as a battery hen. In 1997, the ISA Group merged with Merck & Co., forming Hubbard ISA, so the breed is sometimes called Hubbard Isa Brown. In 2005, Institut de Sélection Animale (ISA) and Hendrix Poultry Breeders (HPB) merged. Institut de Sélection Animale SAS, France (ISA SAS) is now an operational centre of Hendrix Genetics. In March 2005, Hubbard was purchased from Merial Ltd by Group Grimaud La Corbiere, SA.
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  4. ninnylou

    ninnylou New Egg

    Jul 9, 2010
    I bought two Bovan Browns this spring from a poultry swap meet and they are the BEST egg producers I have out of my flock of 15. They consisently lay every day, and they are very large brown eggs. I'd highly recommend them to anyone.
  5. team_metzer

    team_metzer Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2008
    The BOVANS BROWN is a brown feathered, brown egg layer which has the ability to meet the expectations of a variety of egg producers with different objectives. She is the bird of choice for today's egg farmers who expects high egg numbers and a forgiving bird, all essential ingredients to keep their business profitable. She not only performs well for the egg producer with traditional production facilities, being very docile is making her the perfect bird for alternative production methods as well.
  6. arkbeelady

    arkbeelady New Egg

    Nov 11, 2011
    Why does my rooster crow a lot every night between 10:30 and midnight? There is no other commotion in the chicken house that I can see. What do I need to do to get more sleep?
  7. Jack Speese

    Jack Speese Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2010
    Thanks for the detailed explanation. Ridgeway Hatchery calls their red sex-links ISA Bovan and Hubbards.
  8. farmgirlinok

    farmgirlinok Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    NE Oklahoma
    Does anyone know at what age the Brown Bovan motes? Do they still lay while in mote?

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