A Global Superstar

Efficient and profitable

The ISA Brown has proven more than 40 years of excellent performance as the best brown laying hen in the world. The ISA Brown is well known and globally recognized for its strong and reliable results, also renowned as the Global super star in performance. Extensive field testing with the ISA Brown shows that the ISA Brown has exceptional feed conversion and is capable of laying up to 500 first quality eggs. The ISA Brown laying hens are able to adapt well to different climates, poultry management styles and housing systems. Decades of intensive selection have resulted in very good livability whilst maintaining excellent persistency in egg production. All this combined with an excellent feed conversion ratio results in reliable performance for commercial egg producers when they are working with the ISA Brown laying hens.

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The ISA Brown today

  • A reliable and economic winner
  • Proven performance worldwide
  • High egg production and excellent persistency
  • The efficient brown egg layer
  • Market leader in egg numbers

Cage housing

Laying period 18-100 weeks
Livability (%) 93
Age at 50% production (days) 145
Peak of production (%) 96.5
Average egg weight (g) 63.0
Eggs hen housed 470
Egg mass hen housed (kg) 29.6
Laying period 18-100 weeks
Average feed intake (g/day) 112
Cum. feed conv. rate (kg/kg) 2.15
Body weight (g) 1975
Shell strength (g/cm2) 4100
Shell color (lab) 14.0
Haugh units 81


ISA Brown in alternative environments

The ISA Brown is a reliable and versatile layer with excellent feed conversion which adapts well to different climates and housing systems.

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ISA Parent Stock

The ISA brand is offered at both the parent stock and commercial stock level. Our service representatives are dedicating to ensuring you receive excellent performance in productivity and persistency from a high health flock.

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