Poultry farmers in the process of crossing try to achieve high results in the category of egg production. To ensure the effectiveness of often used representatives of mixed breeds – hybrids. These birds are called crosses, which from English means crossing. Chickens crosses have a high level of survivability, resistance to external factors, as well as a much higher rate of productivity. Representatives of the breed Loman Brown is one of the most successful crosses in the meat-egg category.
Origin of the breed
The breed of Loman Brown reconnected the qualities of hybrids of the first generation of several breeds. Selection was carried out by geneticists of the German firm. Representatives of the father’s line had feathers of brown color with black impregnations on feathers of wings and tail. Birds of white color were obtained on the maternal line. The main goal of scientists was to create universal, productive and resistant birds.
Birds of the Loman Brown breed have feathers of bright brown color, turning into reddish. By sex, chicks are easy to distinguish by drawing attention to the color: chickens of brown hue, cockerels – white.
Chickens resistant to a low temperature regime, which makes them quite popular among poultry farmers in Russia. Crosses belong to the egg breed, but their endurance and survival helped to spread the chickens in our territory in private possessions and large poultry farms.
Chickens quickly come into contact with the owners, quite bold.
Advantages and disadvantages of Loman Brown chickens
One of the most valuable qualities is the high level of egg production. Eggs are large with a strong shell.
Chicks have a high level of survival and rapid growth. Chickens quickly reach maturity and begin to carry eggs early enough. At the age of six months the chickens reach the peak of egg production. In addition, an additional advantage is the small need for feed.
Chickens do not require specialized premises. They are suitable for ordinary cells or chicken coops. Eggs of chickens are quite productive – more than 80% is deduced when using the incubator.
In addition to the described advantages, there are some disadvantages of the Loman Brown birds. The egg-laying level is significantly reduced after 80 weeks of active productivity. After the decline in the productivity of chickens sent to the face.
It should be noted that it is impossible to resume the offspring of this breed. This is due to the difficulty of breeding the breed. Thus, it is possible to purchase chicks at poultry farms or eggs, in order to breed, using an incubator.
The main condition for the active growth and productivity of birds is the full provision of food. Chicken is initially separated from other chickens, watching the intensity of grain consumption. Only after two weeks the birds are introduced additional components to calculate the rate of feed per day. If health deteriorates and symptoms of diarrhea appear, chicken should be given a rice decoction. Courses must be provided with food at a rate of 112 grams per day. The optimal grain for feeding birds is corn. This food is suitable for both chicks and adult chickens. Varied composition of the feed can be grains of barley, millet. Also in the composition must be present proteins, vitamins and fiber.
For a high level of egg production, a sufficient amount of light should be provided. With an average grain consumption of chicken, they carry about 320 eggs per year. And the weight of the chicken reaches 2 kg.
Chickens are ideal for individual yards and for large productions.
The breed of chickens “Loman Brown”