What is a Hyline Chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cluckychick, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I was surfing Craigslist and seen an ad for Hyline chickens. I also seen a new member here has them. When I search Hyline Chickens on the web I get a genetic chicken facility? So I was wondering exactly what are these?

    Thank You
  2. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    They are prolific layers,

    Over here in the Uk they are a very popular chicken, and they lay 330 eggs a year. here I think that is one of the top scores really.

    I have looked into them when I was trying to decide which birds to get, but I went for Black Rocks as they are known here, (SEx-links) over there, because they were hardy.

    One of the breeds here that you may find and will give you more info is the Bovan Goldline. They are also what i think are called hybrid birds.

    they are cute too.

  3. Lisa16

    Lisa16 Hatching

    Feb 17, 2011
    I just saw the same add on Craig's list for Hyline chickens and was curious as well. I'm looking to add some new hens to my flock so I might go check them out tomorrow.
  4. tandersphoenix

    tandersphoenix Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    There are some hatcheries that carry the hy-lines. They buy eggs from hy line and then put their name on them. Best thing to do is email them and ask which hatchery would be the best to get their genetics.
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    Hyline has through research and controlled breeding produced prolific layers that have a high feed conversion. Commercial egg producers use the birds. Like most companies they have white leghorns, red sex link and other hybrids that they sell. The hybrids are usually a cross between one of their white leghorns and parent stock for the red sex link.

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  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Commercial chicken hybrid. Low feed cost, early lay and lays a ton of eggs. Not your typical backyard bird. Not bred for friendly rather production, flighty leghorn type. Hyline has patent on several lines of birds they devloped.
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  7. TinaSwarr

    TinaSwarr Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    I have 9 of these white leghorns now in the brooder (2 weeks) so far they are doing great, have had no problems unlike the ones i got at tsc.only i did not get the chicks from hy line direct. i got eggs from a hyline producer, (friend of the family).i have three roo's in this batch and can only keep one. if anyone is local and would like one of them let me know.
  8. eaglequest

    eaglequest Chirping

    Feb 6, 2011
    Sterling, CO
    We have 8 Hyline white leghorn types. We bought them from a local small egg ranch as yr old hens. They are AMAZING layers, huge white eggs and lay just about every day even tho they are about 2 yrs old now. Ours are smallers light birds. They are not overly crazy about us messing with them, but also were not raised by us either. Ours don't forage as well as our other breeds but were not raised free range like my other birds. And lay more & bigger eggs so I guess is a tradeoff.

    I would like to find some of their brown egg Hylines. We are starting to sell our extra eggs & people always want to brown ones.
  9. southdakota

    southdakota Songster

    Dec 5, 2010
    Central Hatchery in Nebraska sells HyLine chicks.

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