Moyer's Brown Egg Layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chipper, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone out there ordered the Brown Egg Layers from Moyers Hatchery ? They are a cross from a White Plymouth Rock hen and a Rhode Island Red rooster and I have not heard much about them.
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    On their main page, Moyer's says they are commercial sex link birds. Not surprising. This is one of the many commercial brown egg layers produced by Bovan, Hi-Sex, Hy-Line or some other commercial genetics corporation. Frankly, the actual strains used in the cross is likely from proprietary flocks. If one reads the texts carefully, you see they say "white rock - layer type" whatever that means. It means a white female and the rooster used is a red mix of commercial strains as well.

    Like the ISA Brown or other commercial brown egg layer you will no doubt get a prolific layer, with quick growth, early maturity and good feed conversion. A typical commercial layer.
     
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  3. redrstr29

    redrstr29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from a local feed store who ordered them from moyer (started pullets) theyre great!!
     
  4. Maple shade far

    Maple shade far New Egg

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    I have 100 of the Moyer brown hens and they lay large brown eggs very well. They are friendly birds and are a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend them!!!
     
  5. redrstr29

    redrstr29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are maple!! Love em!! well bred and lay laylay, I wonder what cross they are besides RIR, Mine are kind of stout lol
     
  6. Mount Koenig

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    I have 25 Brown egg layers and I love them! I bought them as started pullets last October and they quickly made themselves at home and got started giving me LOTS of pretty brown eggs. They have free ranged all summer and some are starting to molt now but I am still getting at least a dozen eggs a day. They have had no health problems and are very social and gentle. They are pretty birds each one a different combination of browns, reds, and white.
     
  7. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I just ordered 8 of the started pullets, but I won't be picking them up until June. Anyone around here I know who has gotten them has been very pleased.
     
  8. dealfinder500

    dealfinder500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 100 of them coming in a few weeks! I hope they lay as good as everyone says!
     

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