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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Creekbank, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Creekbank

    Creekbank Out Of The Brooder

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    I drove almost an hour yesterday afternoon, bought 15 Isa Browns, 6 month old. Got them home and in the hen house about dark. This morning I had 15 eggs! (The pic is 14, one was broke in the nest). I'm very happy here! Maybe I should go buy 15 more? Lol:D[​IMG]
     
  2. rcjgm595

    rcjgm595 New Egg

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    I am new to chickens what is a is a brown
     
  3. rcjgm595

    rcjgm595 New Egg

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    Sorry what is a isa brown
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sweet!!!
    Hopefully they will continue like that.....curious if they will adapt quickly to their new home and keep cranking out the eggs for you.



    @rcjgm595 'Isa Brown' is hybrid(special cross) high production layer.
     
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  5. Creekbank

    Creekbank Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked that same question awhile back. My understanding is, they are a cross between RIR's and New Hampshires. This is a "commercial" breeding for egg producing machines. I think the exact breeding program is rather secret and maybe even "patented", so to speak. These birds are also known as Red Stars, sex-links and Isa Browns. The hens are very quiet and friendly. When I read about these chickens, I thought they would be hard to find. Then I looked in our local ad paper and found 3 guys selling them, some as older layers and one guy had 80 hens that was 6 months old and just starting to lay. I bought mine from him. I'm going to make another post with pics of my watering system that I took from him that solves the problem of fresh water in freezing temps.
     
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  6. Creekbank

    Creekbank Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens.
     
  7. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another name for them is Golden Comet. I have 8 of them and they lay huge eggs just about everyday. Very friendly too!!
     
  8. Creekbank

    Creekbank Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that info! I didn't know that! I suppose each commercial hatchery call them whatever they want. Great birds!
     
  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't expect 15 eggs tomorrow or the next day. Moving will throw them out of wack and it will usually take a week or two to get back to normal production.
     
  10. tcstoehr

    tcstoehr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. Perhaps the OP would be kind enough to say how many eggs were layed on day 2... and 3... and maybe even 4 and 5.
     
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