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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kjpuggles3, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. kjpuggles3

    kjpuggles3 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2011
    Hi hi! [​IMG]
    So? Which chicken lays the most eggs a week and can still live in harsh New England winters? Hmmmm? Or, if you have no clue, whats your favorite chicken and why? Thanks!


  2. guineaman

    guineaman Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2009
    Bellville TX
    dont know about the cold north,but here in tx my best layer is a ideal 236 with an egg a day and doesnt miss a day.2nd best gold sex link:cool:
  3. Gresh

    Gresh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    North Carolina
    KRAIENKOPPE, KRAIENKOPPE!!! [​IMG] They're vigorous layers and are practically immune to cold weather. They're smaller birds, too (5 to 6.5 lbs. for males), making them even more economical. Great free-rangers, I hear. Best part is, if you keep Kraienkoppes, you're promoting a very rare breed here in the States....
  4. kjpuggles3

    kjpuggles3 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 24, 2011
    Those sound cool! Post pics too!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    I'd say Golden Sex Link? They are supposed to lay 5 a week and are cold hardy.
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    My gold sex link and white leghorn have never missed a day laying in a year and a half. They pay the slackers way around here lol.
    Its funny because I bought the gold sex link at tractor supply because I felt sorry for her she had a golf ball sized dried up poo on her butt and looked so sickly (took her home and cleaned her up and she was all better). I got the white leghorn there too to be her friend so she wouldn't be lonely. Now they are the best layers of all the breeds I have.
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  7. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    Ameraucanas [​IMG] I Never have frostbite issues and their beautiful eggs bring me joy
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    It's a fact that Hybrids lay better than Pure. However Hybrids lay them all in the first couple of years whereas Purebreds lay the same over a longer period. Of course once your done with a Hybrid you just cull and toss it. Also if you have small children and want pets then Purebred might be something to keep along with the Hybrids.

    As for hardiness , there is much debate as to whether Hybrids are as hardy as Purebreds. The consensus is they are not. Which is why commercial farms use more antibiotics than backyard farmers. IMO if I have to dose my birds with drugs to keep them healthy I don't want them.

    As for cold hardy, the heavier breeds are best in colder areas. Rose or Peacombs are better also since frost bite can be a problem for roosters.

    I wish you the best,


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