$16.00 – $20.00
Our most prolific brown egg layer. ISA Browns are a friendly breed that has adapted extremely well to free-ranging and foraging.
I don’t know of a chicken with more names: ISA Brown, Red Sex Link and others are used for this hybrid egg layer. This excellent layer was developed by the French “Institut de Selection Animale” — that’s where “ISA” in the name comes from. The breed was created from a series of crosses including Rhode Island Reds and Rhode Island Whites. The baby chicks are color sexable at birth with the females being a reddish color and the males being smutty white in color. This makes it very fast and very accurate to determine which baby chicks are males or females.
When customers ask me “What breed should I get?” I often recommend the ISA Brown. Despite the fact that they were originally developed for use as industrial, “battery cage” laying hens, they have adapted extremely well to free-ranging and foraging. They are very personable. Mine are very likely to come up to me for a scratch on the back. And they’re the most prolific layers of any breeds that we sell. They can lay over 300 eggs a year with the right feed. Plus they are a easy bird to raise and keep around.