Best egg-layer small breed

emys

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
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Idaho
Some friends asked me what is the best small breed chicken to keep for egg production, and where can they get them. I really didn't know what to tell them, so I thought I'd post it on here. Their kids really like my Silkies, but, are a bit intimidated by my standard size hens. I've already told them Silkies are not the pets for them if they want lots of eggs. They only want hens and they only want a few friendly birds that don't tend to go broody.

Any suggestions for them?
 

HBuehler

Songster
10 Years
Jun 30, 2009
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Lebanon TN
small or bantam? If they are looking for small then a leghorn they are hard to beat and because of their small size don't eat as much
 

Ispahan

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 31, 2010
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Chicago, IL
Bantam faverolles!
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emys

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
1,416
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bantam. So in your experience, will bantam leghorns be friendly enough for the kids? I thought all bantams go broody? Old wives tale?
 
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barred-rocks-rock

Can't stick with a Title
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Jul 5, 2009
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Leghorns are not Friendly , Easter Egger bantams are, but The Best Layer that is friendly is a Wyandotte
 

emys

Songster
11 Years
Nov 19, 2008
1,416
12
161
Idaho
Yeh - just caught my terrible spelling too. Fixed it.

Where did you get yours? Hatchery? How long have you had them?
 
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