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Best egg layer?

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Hello,
I am new here, just joined a few minutes ago, and I have a flock of 11 pet chickens, we have had chickens for about 6 or 7 years now, and we love having them as pets, we also keep them for their eggs, but mainly as pets.
They have a very large, nice coop, and are out free range every day, to forage for bugs, etc, and they are very spoiled, hehe, my sister and I put them up every night before dusk.

We have 2 Barred Rock Hens, 1 americana hen, golden seabright hen, golden seabright/jap. bantam cross, hen and rooster, and 5 regular bantams 2 of which are roosters. The hens are very good layers, but we are looking to buy more young hens from our local feed store this coming spring, what breed is the best layer??

Thanks, Victoria

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owned by 25 various pet chickens and 2 ducks plus many other pets

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Check this site.  It's very helpful.

http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

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welcome-byc

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thank you!smile

owned by 25 various pet chickens and 2 ducks plus many other pets

screename stands for the Bible Verse Genesis 1:20!
"let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
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owned by 25 various pet chickens and 2 ducks plus many other pets

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post #5 of 20

road island reds =RIR they r one of the top breeds that lays the most eggs in a  year. they lay good sized eggs as well as very friendly. barred rocks r another good one also.
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Holland Lops, Mini Rex, Velveteen Lops, Lion Heads and Netherland Dwarfs.

www.picturetrail.com/homepage/keystone_bunnies

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I have a barred rock and 2 GL wyandottes (pullets) and get 2 -3 eggs nearly every day. Very happy big_smile

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We have the best luck with our Black Sex-Links and our Leghorns. Each lay 5 a week per bird.

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Spring has sprung here in the south. Lots of new chicks running all around.  Check out our website for great prices on poultry and livestock products as well as lots of helpful information. Cheep-est prices around and always growing. NPIP #58-1589-E

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I have 2 RIR/Aracauna 3year old chickens that lay an egg every day, and sometimes 2 each.  I feed them extremely well though. (myself included!pop)  From what I've heard, RIR's seem to always be great layers.

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My best layer is a silkie bantam named Kung who, up until about a month ago, we thought was a roo! He/she has layed every single day for a month.

one daughter (5yrs old) 1 Boxer (2yrs) 1 black lab (age not known) 1 Bloxer  1 RIR roo, 2 silkies,25 assorted four and five toed bug eating worm slurping hens, 1 satanic kitten named Keeza, 1 husband, and tons of imagination and dirty laundry.
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one daughter (5yrs old) 1 Boxer (2yrs) 1 black lab (age not known) 1 Bloxer  1 RIR roo, 2 silkies,25 assorted four and five toed bug eating worm slurping hens, 1 satanic kitten named Keeza, 1 husband, and tons of imagination and dirty laundry.
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From my own limited experience with four "heavy" breeds - Buff Orpington, Barred Plymouth Rock, NH Red, & Black Star (or "Sex Link") - the Black Stars are by far the most prolific egg layers.  They started laying at 15 weeks and continue to lay one egg per day per bird. The rest all had to try to catch up, and still haven't.

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