The Novogen Brown Sex-Link is a hybrid and one of the best brown egg layers producing bigger brown eggs than most of the commercial sex link breeds on the market today.
Female chicks are a rust red color and males are light yellow. This helps us accurately sex the chicks! Not only that, but the Novogen was developed from the start as a free foraging bird with nest laying instincts. This means you’ll be collecting clean eggs from the nesting boxes – not the floor! Plus, these brown eggs have consistently stronger shells (provided they are fed with a quality layer ration) so they don’t break quite as easy in your egg basket. Your eggs will also be cheaper than many heritage breeds since Novogens have an excellent feed conversion. This means that they are small birds that don’t eat much feed but still produce many, large eggs, which makes each egg cheaper to produce. This exceptional red sex link also has one of the most docile personalities making it a backyard egg laying champion!
These chickens are known to lay 390+ L to XL sized eggs in 72 weeks of laying. Half your chickens will lay an egg by 20-22 weeks (around 5 1/2 months) of age. Week 92 (23 months) will be end of lay. These red sex Links have predictable laying spans of about 72 weeks (18 months) in which they produce about 390 eggs. They will continue to lay after that but production will drop considerably.
*Performance estimates are subject to environment, feed, and housing situations. We do not guarantee performance estimates.
- Prolific Egg Layer – Approx. 395 eggs in 72 weeks of lay
- 50% production at week 20
- Peak production 93-95%
- Excellent Feed Conversion
- Easy to manage and a calm disposition
- Excellent shell strength with brown egg shell coloring
- Have been bred to adapt to different conditions which allows them to produce well in housing or to thrive free range.