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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by david3389, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. david3389

    david3389 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2008
    Spencer New York
    what kind of chickens are best for brown eggs??
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Murfreesboro, TN
    There are lots of good brown egg layers. looking for quantity or quality? For personality I would strongly, strongly recommend an orpington who lays medium sized brown eggs, My Plymouth Rock has a no nonsense attitude though, but lays huge brown eggs regularly, but is realy noisey and sort of mean to the others. My RIR, lays frequently, but medium brown eggs and is nosey and skittish. I only have three chickens though so I wouldnt know about other breeds so hope-full someone with more chicken experiance will pipe in! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    You would probably get lots of great answers if you put your question in your title.

    I have found my buff orps are great brown egg layers. RIR and Black Australorps are notorious for excellent brown eggs as well. If you're looking for super dark eggs, Welsummers and Marans may fit the bill, however I do not know how well they lay.

  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Best for most eggs would be a sexlink, that is what they are breed for. if that is your question

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