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The results of a balanced breeding program

The Bovans Brown is a highly versatile and robust laying hen. Combined traits for the Bovans Brown laying hens include high peak production, great laying persistency, and a flat egg weight curve, resulting in top quality dark brown eggs. The Bovans Brown laying hens have excellent feed intake capacity and robustness so that it fully expresses genetic potential in multi-age and free range environments. The Bovans Brown is an attractive looking bird that maintains great feather cover throughout the egg laying cycle. The Bovans Brown is an ideal chicken for the commercial egg producer looking for overall solid performance. Both in cage housing, as in alternative housing the Bovans Brown has proven herself to be a robust egg laying chicken.

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The Bovans Brown today

  • Easy to manage in every housing system
  • Superior egg production and persistency
  • Excellent shell color
  • Strong bottom line results

Cage systems

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Livability 94 %
Age at 50% production 143 days
Peak of production 96 %
Average egg weight 63.6 g
Eggs hen housed 464
Egg mass hen housed 29.5 kg
Laying period 18-100 weeks
Average feed intake 114 g/day
Cum feed conversion rate 2.19 kg/kg
Body weight 2005 g
Shell strength 4050 g/cm2
Shell color 15.0 Lab
Haugh units 80

Bovans Brown

Bovans Brown in alternative housing systems

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The robustness of the Bovans Brown laying hens allows them to adjust well to different climates, management programs and poultry housing systems. From the Latin America's to Western Europe, from Sub Sahara to South-East Asia, egg producers from all over the globe are working with the Bovans Brown. From (enriched) cage housing, to floor, aviary and organic chicken housing systems, the Bovans Brown will find her way. Good livability is combined with good egg production, good feather cover, and low amount of floor eggs.

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Bovans Parent Stock

We are proud to offer white, brown and black chicken varieties of Bovans at the parent stock level. Our world class poultry breeding program ensure that our parent stock clients can expect exceptional fertility and high quality day-old chicks.


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