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I recently ordered 5 Black Australorps, 5 Buff Orpingtons, and five Americaunas pullets.  Which hens lay the best?

Variety of over 100 chickens, Show calves, Dairy calves, and the love of my life Thomas (my turkey) hehe
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welcome-byc Hmmm.... I'm not sure which would be the best of those three idunno I think though they are all pretty decent layers.  I have one Buff Orpington and she lays about 4-5 eggs a week, even in the winter.  I have never had Astrolorps or  Ameraucanas but I think they ar about the same smile I'm sure someone with experience with all three will chime in soon!

Edit: just discovered! The record holder egglayer was an Austrolorp in Australia that layed 364 eggs in one year (must have taken Christmas Day off) Wow!


Edited by Sorin - 5/8/11 at 7:30pm

1 Buff Orpington, 1 Partidge Cochin Bantam, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Black Star, 3 blue bantam Cochin, 3 blue Andalusian,2 Black Jersey Giants, 1EE, 1 Bantam OEGB, 1 White Polish, 2 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1 Pomeranian and 3 cats

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1 Buff Orpington, 1 Partidge Cochin Bantam, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Black Star, 3 blue bantam Cochin, 3 blue Andalusian,2 Black Jersey Giants, 1EE, 1 Bantam OEGB, 1 White Polish, 2 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1 Pomeranian and 3 cats

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Wow! I'm glad i ordered five of them haha im sure the others will try to keep up haha

Variety of over 100 chickens, Show calves, Dairy calves, and the love of my life Thomas (my turkey) hehe
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Variety of over 100 chickens, Show calves, Dairy calves, and the love of my life Thomas (my turkey) hehe
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post #4 of 7

Ha! I guess that was during a competition of some sort smile I guess that was an exceptional amount of eggs for any breed including leghorns! big_smile Unfortunately you probably can expect around 180-200 a year, but that is still a lot of eggs!

1 Buff Orpington, 1 Partidge Cochin Bantam, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Black Star, 3 blue bantam Cochin, 3 blue Andalusian,2 Black Jersey Giants, 1EE, 1 Bantam OEGB, 1 White Polish, 2 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1 Pomeranian and 3 cats

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1 Buff Orpington, 1 Partidge Cochin Bantam, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Black Star, 3 blue bantam Cochin, 3 blue Andalusian,2 Black Jersey Giants, 1EE, 1 Bantam OEGB, 1 White Polish, 2 Bernese Mountain Dog, 1 Pomeranian and 3 cats

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Overall, I think our Black Australorps outlay the Buff orpingtons...not by much, but the Australorps seem to be more consistent year round.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.  Arnold H. Glasow

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The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.  Arnold H. Glasow

French and american cuckoo marans
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post #6 of 7

I would say the Australorps, they have a record of one hen laying 364 eggs in 365 days.

You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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You haven't seen a tree until you've seen it's shadow from the sky. --Amelia Earhart

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post #7 of 7

1 - Australorps
2 - Orpingtons
3 - Easter Eggers ( If you want true Ameraucanas, you must get them from a breeder. Since you're ordering from a hatchery your "Ameraucanas" are going to be Easter Eggers. smile )

~Aspen

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