bigredfeather

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
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Yorkshire, Ohio
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.
 

Highlander

Tartan Terror
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
3,079
31
218
Prague
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.
 

ghulst

Songster
11 Years
Aug 31, 2008
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141
Zeeland Michigan
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.
 

Daycare Mom

Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious
11 Years
Apr 9, 2008
1,122
9
171
Conklin, Michigan
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!
 

CATRAY44

Lard Cookin Chicken Woman
11 Years
Jun 4, 2008
1,405
2
186
Hillsdale County, Michigan
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.
 

digitS'

Songster
12 Years
Dec 12, 2007
2,119
23
201
ID/WA border
If you are getting hatching eggs from hybrid ISA Browns then are you not concerned about a "de-hybridized" offspring?

Steve
 

bigredfeather

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
2,194
39
211
Yorkshire, Ohio
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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