Best breed for egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmGirl21, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds do you think are the best layers?
    We're thinking of getting some new hens but not sure which breeds and would really appreciate some input.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    What do you already have? I prefer RIRs for laying.
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your just looking for mass amounts of eggs. white leghorns...brown eggs, RIR or a sex link(hybrid vigor in play there) with EEs you will never know what the egg situation will be but??? up to you
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I agree. My white leghorns are very good layers.Each of them give me one a day even though I have only two pullets.
     
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    My Red Stars has laid an egg a day for almost a month now. I'm beginning to think she has a stash from the grocery store and is just sneaking one into the box every morning.
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
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  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    My black sex-links are really laying. I get just about an egg a day from the ones that have begun to lay.
     
  8. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are young - 6mo. old. However, I have been super impressed with my Cochins and Dominiques. They lay almost daily; they are sweet and absolutely gorgeous!
     
  9. Feather Dust

    Feather Dust Out Of The Brooder

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    I think Red Star sex links are the best I've ever had! Although RIR and Barred Rocks are also very good! My red star laid the biggest brown egg's I have ever seen!! It was always in the same place and before 7am. She might have skipped a day once a month at the most!

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    ~Feather Dust
     
  10. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If that is the case, Kinnip, my red stars are copying yours. They are the BEST layers and soooo gentle, plus you are guaranteed girls. My girls eggs are a deep deep brown, almost as dark as the cuckoos and welsummers in my bator. I am a huge red star (sex linked) fan for sheer egg laying and nice disposition. I will definitely buy more.
     

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