Hybrid laying hens

If you are looking for a daily breakfast egg: Hybrid hens will be your favorite choice. They lay nearly all year round.  The egg production is the biggest difference to the pure breed hens, they don’t become broody and even in the darkest winter times you have a good chance to get one or the other egg every day.

We have a great variety of different Hybrids for sale – all year round. Please give us a ring or send an email before you want to see or collect any birds to avoid disappointment if your favorites are sold out.

Our Hybrids received a full commercial vaccination program, which you can see here. We are proud of the quality of birds we can provide and put a lot of effort in their health and welfare. One of our aims is to get the hens used to humans, other animals, different noises; they are out and about in the farm yard and we teach them to come back home for a treat, to make it easy for our customers to tame them.

These are the breeds we usually have in stock:

LIGHT SUSSEX HYBRID (also called Sussex Star, White Sussex)

HEN SIZE: Heavy
COLOUR: White with black neck and tail feathers
EGGS: Up to 280 per year, light to mid brown
TEMPERAMENT: Usually easy to tame, friendly, calm hens, can be kept in a run or free range

 

AMBER HYBRID (also called Amber Star; Silver Link)

HEN SIZE: Medium
COLOUR: Cream/white or cream with amber
EGGS: Up to 320 per year, light to mid brown
TEMPERAMENT: Very easy to tame, friendly, calm hens, can be kept in a run or free range

PIED SUFFOLK HYBRID (also called Black Sussex, Silver Sussex, Black Pearl,

HEN SIZE: Medium/Heavy
COLOUR: Mainly black body with more or less neck hackle and head laced with silver
EGGS: Up to 280 per year
EGG COLOUR: Light to mid brown.
TEMPERAMENT: Nice, friendly hens, can be kept in a run or free range

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