The Novogen is a red sex link and is one of the best brown egg layers producing bigger brown eggs than most of the sex link breeds on the market today. Not only that, but the Novogen was developed from the start as a free foraging bird with nest laying instincts. This exceptional red sex link also has one of the most docile personalities making it a backyard egg laying champion!
Female chicks are a rust red color and males are light yellow. This helps us accurately sex the chicks which means you end up with less roosters!
395 L to XL sized eggs in 72 weeks of laying. The Novogen produces one of the largest brown eggs of all the sex link breeds.
Excellent feed conversion (meaning they are small birds that don't take much feed but still produce many, large eggs).
Nice big egg size and color along with consistent shell strength.
Adaptable to a variety of wide ranging applications - free range to managed housing.
We ship them everywhere in the United States: Alaska, Hawaii, and the continental U.S.
Half your chickens will lay an egg by 20-22 weeks (around 5 1/2 months) of age (50% production).
Week 92 (23 months) will be end of lay. Novogen Red Sex Links have predictable laying spans of about 72 weeks (18 months) in which they produce about 395 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.
Novogens will be available nearly all year and will hatch and ship every Tuesday.
Pick the hatch date, whether you want vaccinations or not (not available on every breed), then add the chicks to your cart. Checkout using PayPal or any major credit card. We have a minimum order of 15 chicks from April 1 - October 31 and 25 chicks from November 1 to March 31. We put more chicks in a box during colder weather to keep them warm during shipping.
Once the order is complete we receive your order and schedule it for your preferred hatch date. If we can’t fit it in our schedule for whatever reason on the date you selected, we’ll let you know.
Once the order has shipped we will mark your order complete and attach the tracking # to your order. You should get an email with confirming the order is complete.
The chicks typically take 1 - 2 days after they have hatched to reach your local post office. The post office should call you when the chicks arrive.
Wait for the call from your local post office. Typically USPS will ship the chicks to the post office associated with your zip code but occasionally they may require you to pick the chicks up at a main hub - especially if the delivery is running behind schedule.
Pick up your chicks at your local post office.
Let us know if you have any issues with your order within 48 hours after the arrival of your chicks.