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Heavy Laying Brown Egg Chickens

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I looked at lots of posts and tried searching and I couldn't find the answer.  I'm looking to buy some new chicks from Ideal Poultry and I want to have heavy laying brown egg layers and I was hoping someone could help me. 

I would like them to lay one a day on average, do chickens lay more then one a day?  And honestly if I get a heavy *white laying chicken, that is okay.  I have a ton of people that want to start buying eggs from me and that is one of the reasons I got chickens (the other reason is they are so freakin fun!) 

Thank you so much for your help!!

*edited for spelling corrections


Edited by rainnotebook - 3/31/10 at 12:25pm
I have 24 chickens:  8 "mutts", 5 silkies, 3 brahmas, 3 gold sex links, 5 buff ophingtons, and 10 rhode island reds.   I also have 3 turkeys: 2 Broad Breasted Bronzes & 1 Broad Breasted White.  And I love them so much especially the turkeys!
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I have 24 chickens:  8 "mutts", 5 silkies, 3 brahmas, 3 gold sex links, 5 buff ophingtons, and 10 rhode island reds.   I also have 3 turkeys: 2 Broad Breasted Bronzes & 1 Broad Breasted White.  And I love them so much especially the turkeys!
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Sexlinks (Red, Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, etc.) are excellent layers.  Australorps are good, too.

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post #3 of 14

Just so that I'm absolutely clear, you're looking for chickens that lay abundant amounts of brown eggs as opposed to heavy chickens that lay brown eggs, right?  If you're looking for egg volume rather than chicken heft, then cinnamon queens are great.  So are Rhode Island Reds.

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I have a dozen different breeds of chickens,

The production reds are by far my best, they lay large to x-large uniformly brown eggs all year long, and they only weigh 4 to 5 pounds so they do not eat as much as my heavy breeds.

I get 50 to 60 eggs a day from my 65 reds, this batch started laying in december 09

And they don't go broody like my rocks and buffs.

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If production of eggs were my only concern I would select hens among Sex Links, Rhode Islands, and Black Australorps -- in that order.

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Originally Posted by Kooshie 

Sexlinks (Red, Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, etc.) are excellent layers.  Australorps are good, too.


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Crazy housewife with a tolerant husband, 1 daughter (rawr), 1 son, 1 westie, 2 german shepherds, 1 ragdoll cat, 1 RIR, 2 new hampshire reds, 6 Australorps, , 1 SLW, 2 barred rocks, 2 japanese bantams,  5 cochins, 3 polish, 6 Golden Comets, 5 buff brhamas, 5 EE, 2 speckled sussex, and 1 Rat named Lucky... LOVIN' LIFE!
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gonzo&hispeeps :

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Originally Posted by Kooshie 

Sexlinks (Red, Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, etc.) are excellent layers.  Australorps are good, too.


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Good layers here.  My Barred Rock is an excellent layer as well.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #8 of 14

Productions reds, I have 11 laying and get 11 eggs per day, the odd day I only get 10 hit

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post #9 of 14

Ive got an Australorp that lays 1 a day and outlays all of my others. Even my white leghorn! Its eggs are much bigger and more frequent than the White leghorn's. Also, I've heard Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Barred Rocks are also great brown egg layers. (no experience with these breeds) But you can't go wrong with a Black Austrolorp. big_smile


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post #10 of 14

My ISA Brown sex-links lay every day with very rare exceptions. Small(4-5 lbs.) and people tolerant. Start laying from about 20 weeks.  Medium eggs at first, the eggs rapidly increase in size as the hen matures. The egg color is a consistent rich brown.

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