Isa Browns

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigredfeather, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am considering getting some Isa Browns. For everyone that has them, do they lay well? How is their temperment? How dark are their eggs? What do you get if you hatch their eggs?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I have Isa Browns. They are the only breed I have had, so I cannot compare to other breeds. I find the very friendly, they follow me everywhere. They are excellent layers - for the last week I have had an egg every day from each of them. They did not stop laying in winter either. They are very common in the UK as a "starter hen" as they are docile and easy to raise.

    I have never tried to hatch mine. Hope this helps.
     
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are best layers avaible of dark brown eggs. My 3 have laid 100% all this year. Very tame. If you breed them they will lose the sex-linkage. They should still be very good layers Mine lay jumbo eggs.
     
  4. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear this. I just bought 15 eggs on Ebay for $14.00. Good deal I would say.
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

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    I have heard nothing but great things about them! I am going to add a couple to my flock this spring to help keep up with all the eggs people want from me! [​IMG]
     
  6. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy I bought the eggs from lives in Millington, MI. Is that close to you Daycare Mom?
     
  7. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh oh oh oh...Oh.
    I bought from the same guy on ebay, and my eggs should be here today. We can be hatching buddies! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] : )
     
  8. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    They are wonderful chickens! I have an unheated coop, insulated with straw. Mine laid all winter long, even during that month of 20-30* below temps. They are so funny and smart! You will love them. Very easy to handle.
     
  9. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are getting hatching eggs from hybrid ISA Browns then are you not concerned about a "de-hybridized" offspring?

    Steve
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    If you are getting hatching eggs from hybrid ISA Browns then are you not concerned about a "de-hybridized" offspring?

    Steve

    I asked the seller about that very thing. He said he has parent stock for the Isa. He said he crosses a RIR and a White Rock.

    Does that sound right?​
     

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