Best breed for egg laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mike2421, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Mike2421

    Mike2421 New Egg

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    Hi guys. I am interested in getting hatching eggs to put under my broody hen and i was wondering which breed is actually really good for laying many eggs and frequently as well.

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Leghorns and Black Australorps probably lay the greatest number. At one point, a BA hen held the world's record. But many other breeds are good layers. In the end, laying is an individual thing. It's also somewhat dependent on the egg source you use. A good breeder may not be breeding for laying in the year you purchase his eggs, for example. Hatcheries generally breed or select stock for laying.

    In our Breeds section at the top of the page in the brown strip. you can sort for egg production and egg size down the left hand side. Here is the sorting for high productivity:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds?594[0]=High
     

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