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Has anyone out there had any experience with Golden Comets? I am looking for a large Brown Egg layer that will lay every day if there is anything out there like that. Your comments will be appreciated.

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I have 36 golden comets. Live in Coshocton Ohio with the current temps ranging between 29 and 40.
In my reading it seems they will do well in  unheated coops which is what i have.
I Generally get 32to 36 eggs everyday.  I have been surprised with the overall size of the eggs. lots of xlarge and jumbo's and double yolks.
I am planning to add another 14 to the flock to round out this group to 50.
Have been training them to come when i whistle and they do a fairly good job
i ALSO free range them in the pasture.

I am new to the field of raising chickens and still in the learning mode. Previous a horse owner. At least these make me some money$
We sell our eggs at a local farm store for 2.40 a doz of which they take 10%

 

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Thanks for your response. I currently have Plymouth Barred Rocks. I have had several flocks of Barred Rocks but I can't get the eggs out of them that I need. Did you get yours from Cackle Hatchery?

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We have two golden comets and they're the most reliable of the bunch!  Early each morning I can count on finding two extra large brown eggs in the nest box.  They were the first to start laying and lay every single day.  I'm going to be adding some more to my flock next year. 

They also have nice personalities.  One is very loud and starts squaking as soon as she sees me, while the other is very calm and quiet.  I guess it's somewhat endearing...........as long as she keeps laying those big eggs every day!  lol

Married to the Perfect Guy with 3 kids.  We have a small flock of Black Copper Marans, Lavender & Blue Ameraucanas, and various layers.  We also raise free range meat chickens & turkeys!  What do you think? http://www.180movie.com/

See how we raise meaties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUE-1kzaAA&feature=plcp

See how we integrate new chicks & young chickens:  https://www.youtube.com/edi...

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Married to the Perfect Guy with 3 kids.  We have a small flock of Black Copper Marans, Lavender & Blue Ameraucanas, and various layers.  We also raise free range meat chickens & turkeys!  What do you think? http://www.180movie.com/

See how we raise meaties - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUE-1kzaAA&feature=plcp

See how we integrate new chicks & young chickens:  https://www.youtube.com/edi...

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I have 2 Golden Comets, my favorite in the bunch of 15! There were among my first layers and have the sweetest temperments! Pretty girls too!

Beth
Mama to 5 kids, 1 cat, 1 dog and 16 Chickens!
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GC's are the best egg-layers, in my opinion. More reliable in cold and heat than most other breeds, although I've had some RIR that'd give any bird a run for its money.

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Hurricane Silkies

Raising white Silkies and Tolbunt Polish in NC.

http://hurricanesilkies.yolasite.com/

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post #7 of 70

I have 16 golden comets and I get 12/14/16 eggs everyday and I live in western North Carolina where it gets cold,I am very pleased with them .This is my second flock of gold comets,they are great layers and very people friendly.I am glad others are getting gold comets as well because I feel that sometimes a few people don't believe how good my birds lay,Keep the reports coming

14 golden comets, , one wife,same one for 49 years,one cat,,4 acre mini-farm.love the country life,raising coturnix quail.
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14 golden comets, , one wife,same one for 49 years,one cat,,4 acre mini-farm.love the country life,raising coturnix quail.
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MXPres, you are not too far from my neck of the woods. Which hatchery did you get your comets from?

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Hi there,
I am new to chickens. This is my first flock. I have 8 hens total. My best layers are my Golden Comet and my Amberlink. Both have been laying a large to jumbo size brown egg every day since 8/30/2011. Consistently thru this winter so far every day. They are approx 9 months old now. These two started up first and honestly if it weren't for them my production would be iffy from day to day. I am very pleased with both these birds. Nice temperaments!
I have a barred rock as well. She lays approx every other day a nice size brown egg as well. I can tell hers apart as they have pretty brown spots on them. She started laying approx. 2 months later than the higher production breeds.
My others are EE's which are quite regular as to every other day. I also have three silkie x which really are more pets as their production is very low.

"The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies"-Gertrude Jekyll

Thanks to my husband (finally a chicken enabler) and to my Yin and Yang.
We have 8 Hens and 1 Roo and our Little Timmy too (LabX)
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"The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies"-Gertrude Jekyll

Thanks to my husband (finally a chicken enabler) and to my Yin and Yang.
We have 8 Hens and 1 Roo and our Little Timmy too (LabX)
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post #10 of 70

RIRs kill but if you want a large hearty egg Dekalb amberlinks are great.

3 Star Reds & 2 Dekalb Amberlinks
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