best brown egg layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sammysam, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me which breed is the best layer of brown eggs?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    really its the hens you like the best. but for size of egg verses use of food and size of hen I can not think of anything better than the Golden comets. They are small, sweet natured, eat less but lay the largest brown eggs almost everyday. I however still like my big old girls the orpingtons. They lay less and have slightly smaller eggs but I just love them. Its a personal matter. for selling eggs, hands down the hybrids like the comets, and sexlinks. For staying power the orps. Gloria Jean

    PS, they say the heritage Delawares are great layers too. Speckled hen has some of the most beautiful ones I have seen.
     
  4. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gold comets,,no doubt,I have 12 gold comets and they lay nice large to extra large eggs everyday,hardly ever do I get less than 12 eggs from my 12 hens [​IMG]
     
  5. sammysam

    sammysam Out Of The Brooder

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    Whats a golden comet? Any pics? other info. Not sure if they have them here in hawaii. Dont know much about chickens but learning more and more each day. I have australorps, RIR and barred rocks. Hopefully a few months to go beefore they start laying.
     
  6. barredcountrycoop

    barredcountrycoop Out Of The Brooder

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    How about Barred Rocks? I've got four hens that just started alying in sept and we get 4 eggs a day and they are delicious
     
  7. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a cross between a New Hampshire male and White Rock female with the silver factor. Google it you will find pics
     
  8. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a sex link meaning you can tell their sex by their color as soon as they are born. They will not, however, breed true. You cannot breed a sexlink with a sexlink to get a sexlink. A golden comet is just one of the types of red sex links- sometimes referred to as the Red Star on hatchery sites.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Black Sex links, Cinnamon Queens, Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds...

    They are all about the same. Will give you 5 to 6 eggs a week.
     
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    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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