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Best Breed for Egg Laying?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rooster Cogburn, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Songster

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    As far as eggs per year, what breed is the champ? From the reading I've done, it seems to be the Rhode Island Red. What do you think? [​IMG]:jumpy
     
  2. conroy

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    So far I only have 3 breeds laying... BR, Australorp and EE out of them the Australorp is the best layer... hope that helps
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Songster 9 Years

    I believe sex links are the current champ. They go by Isa Browns, golden comets, golden sexlinks. 6-7 eggs a week, somewhere linke 330 eggs a year.
     
  4. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Red sex links seem to be the best. I picked up that info by watching the "How many eggs today" thread here on BYC.
     
  5. moondog425

    moondog425 Chirping

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    I think Leghorns were bred for laying.
     
  6. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Our black sex links would be tough to beat; almost an egg every day for each...
     
  7. atimme

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    Sex links or leghorns. The RIR's will do ok, but if you want production hens go with one of the other two.[​IMG]
     
  8. Rooster Cogburn

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    Thanks for the replies. I have six chicks and want to end up with four laying hens. I doubt if I'll get four from my six. Assuming I'll be adding to the flock when they're old enough to tell apart.[​IMG]
     
  9. Gypsy07

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    Do you mean just pure breeds or are you counting the hybrid types too? I have ISA Browns and Black Rocks and they're very prolific (and very pretty birds too) but they're not really proper breeds. From what I understand the hybrid birds don't breed true so there's not much point trying to breed from them.

    Leghorns are fab layers though. I was recently given three older ones that were being retired from a local farm and I can't believe how many eggs I'm getting from them. They're great and they're very nice looking birds too. Quite small as well, so they probably won't eat as much as my fat piggy Marans who are costing me a fortune in pellets!
     
  10. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Songster

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    I don't care if they're pure breeds or not. Just looking for egg makers.
    This is a great site for this kind of info!
    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     

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