Brown Hybrids

Commercial hybrid chickens are particular commercial crossbreeds based on those originally selected in the 1950s for the battery cage producers seeking to vastly increase production over the traditional pure breeds.

They are derived from just a few of the more productive pure breeds and are generally brown in colour; of uniform size and shape and produce 250 -300 eggs over 2 years.

These will be cheaper than other poultry as they are reared in large numbers and are ideal where your primary interest is in providing fresh eggs for the family at minimum cost.

Commercial Brown Hybrid

  • Characteristics / Breeding Line: Low cost commercial layer selected for high egg production. Suitable for small scale and free range production.

  • Egg Colour: Brown

  • Typical egg numbers produced to 74 weeks: In excess of 310 eggs

The Supply Chain Development Programme is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Further information on the programme is available at www.countrysiderural.co.uk