Best Breeds for Laying Hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HighlandLass41, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. HighlandLass41

    HighlandLass41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any suggestions on the best breeds for laying hens?
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    What are you looking for in a laying hen? If you're just looking for best production, go with leghorns for white eggs and sex links for brown.
     
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    Thanks! I've always gone with Bard Rocks, but figured I'd try something new this year. I think I'm going to go with the Leghorns.
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    HI and Welcome [​IMG] from San Diego County. Its hard to tell what is best for you.


    My experience is with Welsummers and Americanas... Both good layers. I have heard there are more prolific layers like Australorps and Anacondas.... but I havent had them.

    deb
     
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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Barred rocks are beautiful, I have two myself! One even has her own thread on here. Just be careful with leghorns because while they're very heat tolerant, their large combs get frostbite easily so it's crucial to be sure your coop has good ventilation in the winter.
     
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    Good to know... thanks! :)
     

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