BEST Brown Egg laying breed ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Julie_in_PA, May 19, 2008.

  1. Julie_in_PA

    Julie_in_PA In the Brooder

    May 15, 2008
    Southern PA
    Just curious what you all consider to be the BEST Brown egg layer ??

    According to quantity, egg size, etc.
  2. My best brown layer is my red sex links and my barred rocks. I heard rir are good too.
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    My Barred Rocks are good layers even in the winter
  4. My RIRs lay all winter long too! I am in Georgia so the winters arent so terrible. I get eggs everyday regardless. They seemt o take turns on who will take a break LOL! If one stops the others lay so i always get eggs.
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    My Brown sex links and Black sex links lay really large eggs and lay great, even in the winter!
  6. Oh I forgot to mention that my RIR eggs are double the size of the ameraucana eggs that I had shipped in. I guess mine would be considered extra large eggs and the ameraucanas are mediums.
  7. GallowayFarms

    GallowayFarms Songster

    May 19, 2008
    I live in East Tn. I have 18 of the barred rock hens. Even when the temps were in the 30's i was getting at least a dozen eggs a day. I had some RIR's but they don't seem to like the cold as much.

    So if you see chilly temps and don't have a heated hen house the Barred Rocks are my choice for nice large to extra large brown eggs

    Good Luck

  8. Barred Rocks.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. The sexlinks are good layers, but in general, burn out sooner and of course, if you want purebreds and not hybrids, you'd want to go with the first two I mentioned. Personality-wise, for friendliness and curiosity, the Barred Rocks are a better bet, but I have some pretty okay Rhode Island Reds, too.
  10. woodward farms

    woodward farms Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    northwest indiana
    well all this input has me smiling i have 4 bar rock and 2 RIR all just around 6 weeks old so i am counting on them too

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