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 systems

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Livability 93 %
Age at 50% production 146 days
Peak of production 94 %
Average egg weight 63.2 g
Eggs hen housed 445
Egg mass hen housed 28.1 kg
Laying period 18-100 weeks
Average feed intake 121 g/day
Cum feed conversion rate 2.44 kg/kg
Body weight 2206 g
Shell strength 3900 g/cm2
Shell color 15.0 Lab
Haugh units 80