The Lohmann Brown is a variety of chicken, raised specifically for egg-laying productivity. It is of crossbreed origin, selectively bred from lines of Rhode Island Red and White Rock breeds. Lohmann starts to lay at about 19 weeks, producing up to 320 eggs to an age of 72 weeks (one-year production). Eggs are laid nearly daily, normally during the morning time
Most Lohmann Browns have a caramel/brown shade of feathers, with white feathers in a pattern around their necks, and white feathers at the tips of their tail feathers.
Lohmann Brown and its related line of varieties are among the oldest hybrids developed that are still popular to date. Lohmann Brown is developed by Lohmann Tierzucht, a German breeding company that has its roots way back in 1932.
There are four varieties of Lohmann Brown. They are Lohmann – Classic, Lohmann – Lite, Lohmann – Plus, Lohmann – Extra.
Lohmann Brown is a very popular variety of chicken in the Philippines among farms producing cage-free brown eggs due to its high egg production and lower feed consumption compared to its competitors like Dekalb Brown and Dominant CZ. The Lohman White is also a fierce competitor of Dekalb White in major farms producing eggs.
Physical Characteristics and Productivity
Lohmann sare versatile chickens that you can raise in both free-range chicken farming systems as well as in commercial egg production in a caged environment. They are preferred for their high yield, good egg quality, and high level of adaptability, along with their production efficiency.
In appearance, Lohmann Browns have an orange-brown plumage that has some cream specks. It is medium-sized and has a long neck with short tail feathers. They are very hardy with a great temperament. Typically, they tend to be friendly and docile.
They have impressive laying performance and produce characteristically large brown eggs that consumers love.
The hens also have a very long life expectancy that can last up to 10 years. These excellent layers can produce from 290 to 320 brown eggs per year.
The Lohmann chickens can start laying eggs at the age of 14 weeks. Eggs will come sporadically at first, then gradually more regularly. At 5 to 6 months, they will reach 50% of their production. Between 16 to 19 months, their egg production will grow from 310 to 380 eggs per annum with an average egg weight of between 63 to 65 grams. After 19 months, production starts reducing as the chicken ages.
Where to Buy Lohmann Brown in the Philippines
Although we are not aware of any hatchery that sells Lohmanns in the Philippines, you can always search the Internet especially Facebook for people who are offering to sell. Some companies also don’t have websites so finding them online is a little bit challenging.
Questions related to Lohmann Brown
Are Lohmann Brown chickens friendly?
The Lohmann Brown is a very friendly and inquisitive chicken, they make lovely pets as they are easy to handle. Gentle, docile, and very hardy they are fantastic all-rounders. They are calm, confident, and not flighty.
Are Lohmann chickens good layers?
Lohmann Brown chickens are excellent egg-layers who can produce 290 to 320 brown eggs per year. What makes them even more interesting is they start laying as early as 14 to 19 weeks of age, unlike other chickens who only start when they are 20 to 24 weeks old.
How many eggs does a Lohmann Brown lay a day?
The Lohmann and Hyline hens are both of hybrid origin and were selectively bred from a variety of breeds. They lay between the age of 20-24 weeks but can start from as early as 18 weeks, laying on average 1 egg per day and up to 320 brown eggs per year. Eggs are normally laid in the morning.
How many years do Lohmann Brown chickens lay eggs?
The Lohmann Brown is a variety of chicken, raised specifically for egg-laying productivity. It is of crossbreed origin, selectively bred from lines of Rhode Island breed and White Rock breeds. They start to lay at about 19 weeks, producing up to 320 eggs to an age of 72 weeks (one-year production).
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