Bovans Black

About the Bovans Black

The Bovans Black is a black feathered chicken, producing brown quality eggs. A robust laying hen, well suited for challenging poultry farming conditions. The Bovans Black can be kept in both cage and non-cage systems, think of barn housing, floor housing or backyard chicken farming. The Bovans Black chicken has a docile temperament and somewhat higher feed intake, which enables the Bovans Black chickens to handle difficult conditions, while producing large numbers of good quality eggs. The Bovans Black chickens have a heavier body weight, comparable to backyard chickens (dual purpose chickens), but is perfectly able to perform well in large poultry farming operations. The Bovans Black chickens are easy to manage and robust, adapting well to difficult environments.

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The Bovans Black today

  • Robust and easy to manage laying hen

  • Large number of good quality brown eggs

  • Higher bodyweight for challenging conditions

  • Well feathered black chickens

Cage housing

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Livability (%) 93
Age at 50% production (days) 145
Peak of production (%) 94.5
Average egg weight (g) 63.5
Eggs hen housed 451
Egg mass hen housed (kg) 28.6
Laying period 18-100 weeks
Average feed intake (g/day) 118
Cum. feed conv. rate (kg/kg) 2.34
Body weight (g) 2200
Shell strength (g/cm2) 3950
Shell color (lab) 15.0
Haugh units 82