Novogen Brown (Young Layer Hens)
Why do we offer grow outs ready to lay?
Some people want to skip the chick stage and get right to business with getting eggs. Others want to expand their flock or are looking for specific breeds. We always get extras of each breed we raise for others to enjoy once they reach maturity and are ready to lay eggs. We do the hard work and get them started well in life.
How we raise them:
Our chickens are ethically raised with a lot of love and care. They are handled and hand raised from hatching. They are happy healthy girls living a free ranged life chasing bugs, digging in the compost pile and sun bathing their fluffy butts. They are acclimated to being in all weather without additional heat. They have access to their coop which is always dry.
All our chickens are vaccinated against Merricks Disease.
These girls were hatched September 2023 - currently 5 months and have started laying over the past 2 weeks or will be any day now.
We offer our chickens an organic feed appropriate for their needs, supplements like calcium and grit for digestion. They get organic scratch daily and treats like cabbage and apples. The girls have unlimited access to their own worm farm compost and all the bugs and organics they gather while free ranging and foraging.
About this breed:
The Novogen Brown is a Red Sex-Link. This particular breed has been developed in France, derived from a cross between Rhode Island Red and Leghorn genetics. The Novogen Brown is a brown egg-layer which produces a beautiful large to extra large dark brown egg.
• A prolific egg-layer
• Estimated 395 eggs in 72 weeks of lay, ~300 eggs per year
• 50 percent production at week 20
• Peak production 93-95 percent
• Excellent feed conversion ratio
• Easy to manage, calm disposition
• Excellent shell strength with dark brown eggshell coloring
• Has been bred to adapt to different conditions, allowing them to produce well in housing or to thrive on free range.
Available as color sexed pullet chicks or cockerel chicks.
*This breed will not breed true if crossed*
Each of our girls comes with a Health Certificate as well as 1lb of feed.