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post #1 of 14
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Just curious what you all consider to be the BEST Brown egg layer ??

According to quantity, egg size, etc.

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15 goats, 4 barn cats & 4 kittens, 3 dogs (2 English Mastiffs & 1 Boston Terrier),
3 bunnies ~ more bunnies comming soon, 28 Chickens,  Plus a somewhat understanding husband, and our sweet little 4yr old daughter
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post #2 of 14

My best brown layer is my red sex links and my barred rocks.  I heard rir are good too.

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post #3 of 14

My Barred Rocks are good layers even in the winter

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post #4 of 14

My RIRs lay all winter long too! I am in Georgia so the winters arent so terrible. I get eggs everyday regardless. They seemt o take turns on who will take a break LOL! If one stops the others lay so i always get eggs.

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post #5 of 14

My Brown sex links and Black sex links lay really large eggs and lay great, even in the winter!

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post #6 of 14

Oh I forgot to mention that my RIR eggs are double the size of the ameraucana eggs that I had shipped in. I guess mine would be considered extra large eggs and the ameraucanas are mediums.

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post #7 of 14

I live in East Tn. I have 18 of the barred rock hens. Even when the temps were in the 30's i was getting at least a dozen eggs a day. I had some RIR's but they don't seem to like the cold as much.

So if you see chilly temps and don't have a heated hen house the Barred Rocks are my choice for nice large to extra large brown eggs

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post #8 of 14

Barred Rocks.

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post #9 of 14

Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. The sexlinks are good layers, but in general, burn out sooner and of course, if you want purebreds and not hybrids, you'd want to go with the first two I mentioned. Personality-wise, for friendliness and curiosity, the Barred Rocks are a better bet, but I have some pretty okay Rhode Island Reds, too.

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From now till Sept 1, make any purchase at www.blueroocreations.com  web store, where every artisan is a veteran or spouse of a veteran, and receive a surprise free handmade gift with your order!

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post #10 of 14

well all this input has me smiling   i have 4 bar rock  and 2 RIR  all just around 6 weeks old  so i am counting on them too

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