Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chookhead, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. chookhead

    chookhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2011
    hello evevryone i was wondering on what breed i should get because iw ant something that will lay tons of eggs but brood once a year i ahve ahad productions brood b4 i think i have found the secret
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Production reds will get you more eggs, but neither breed broods very often.
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    The production reds will give you lots of brown eggs and the ancona's will give you lots of white eggs. Neither are known to go broody often, I've had lots of production reds and none have ever tried to hatch out a clutch. If you want a broody get a couple of banties or breeds known to be good brooders to keep with your layers. My cochins and OEG bantams have always been excellent at raising chicks.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    Portland, Oregon
    If you want one that broods and lays pretty good buff orpingtons are nice.
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    I don't like either breed. Australorps lay more eggs than any of the other dual purpose birds I've owned. I've never had one go broody but it's not like I left eggs in there, either.

    If you're dead set on a high production breed that will burn out early in life, I'd suggest getting a few cochin hens in a separate pen. I got rid of mine because she was always broody.
  6. Bowen Mt Chicken

    Bowen Mt Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 8, 2011
    Bowen Mountain, NSW
    I agree with Chicken Wisperer, Australorps are great for eggs, the one I had we placed some plastic eggs in a box and they went broody pretty quickly and have successfully hatched and raised 6 sets of chicks, we had to sell some of them as they then became broody all the time, when ever they heard chicks peeping they would go into a box and want them they even stole chicks off other hens, and 2 shared some chicks, they are beautiful birds. Good luck :)
  7. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    Yep, same here. My Australorp lays a HUGE brown egg every day.

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