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What chicken breed lays the most eggs?

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What breed of chicken lays the most eggs.

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Probably leghorns or sexlinks.

Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

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Specializing in Solid Black and Blue Marans also have: Wheaten,Golden Cuckoo, Blue/Blk Copper,barred BTB, BTB, blue/blk birchen Marans.  Lavender, white, buff, chocolate, black Orps, Silkies, Key West aka Gypsy chickens, Ameraucanas, Muscovies, Sebastapol Geese, Guineas,Gobblers, Parrots. 

~Sorry not selling eggs or chicks at this time~

 

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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by godisgood 

What breed of chicken lays the most eggs.


Leghorns... but the record(recorded record) goes to an australorp hen. this feat has not been replicated again yet.

post #4 of 17

I have a tetra tint that lays every single day,and a red sex link that is a great layer too:frow

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Originally Posted by flgardengirl 

Probably leghorns or sexlinks.


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A forgetfulness support thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=465717
 2011 was the coldest summer in Western Washington's recorded history that started in 1891. Uf Da!!!

June 2012 was the coldest June in recorded history. I need some sun. 

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Originally Posted by godisgood 

What breed of chicken lays the most eggs.


When you say, "lays the most eggs" do you mean in a year or live time?

Most breed that lay like crazy the first year or two of there life will tend to peter out and lay very little eggs after year 3.

Chris

 

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #7 of 17

hatchery (O NO I DIDN"T SAY THAT) sourced white leghorn hen- lays the most eggs per year as a less than 4 year old bird...

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Originally Posted by nicalandia 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godisgood 

What breed of chicken lays the most eggs.


Leghorns... but the record(recorded record) goes to an australorp hen. this feat has not been replicated again yet.


I think the australorp laid  363 eggs in 365 days.  Right???  any Idea how the guy proved this?????
  My white leghorn and sexlinks are GREAT layers!

Too many chickens, too little time!
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post #9 of 17

Here are my votes:
- Dark Brown Leghorns
- Other Leghorns
- Most Hamburgs
- OEPFs
- Campines
- Dorkings
(In about that order)
- Sexlinks (they should have never started breeding these things... roll )

post #10 of 17

I would say Leghorns. Only time I had a hen lay two eggs in a day it was a white Leghorn, although I had an EE that laid for 11 years and laid her first egg at 4 month.

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