Best Egg Layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SouthernBYChickens, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From your experiences, which of the 3 hens is the best at egg laying:

    Delaware, Silver/Golden Laced Wyandotte, OR a Dominique?

    Thanks for your responses!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Curious to see what responses you get! Everybody I know loves their Wyandottes. I have only had a Delaware rooster, but from what I understand they are great dual purpose birds. Get really big. Our roo was huge.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominiques will lay about three eggs a week on average in a year.

    Delawares and Wyandottes should lay about 4 eggs a week on average in a year. So they should be about the same. Of course there are individual variations.

    Are you thinking about getting hens of these three breeds?
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Of all my breeds, the Wyandottes have been the champs. However, my recent four additions, Speckled Sussex, are out-performing the Wyandottes, laying every single day. And they're every bit the eye candy the Wyandottes are and way more sociable and cuddly.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the Sussex hens younger than your Wyandottes?

    Sussex will also lay about 4 eggs a week on average in a year.
     
  6. NestingHillsSC

    NestingHillsSC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither lol!!!! [​IMG] Reds and White leghorns are the best if you ask me. Have 2 Delawares and there eggs are small compared to the reds and leghorn.
     
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The person asked which of these three breeds were the best egg-layers: Delaware, Silver/Golden Laced Wyandotte, OR a Dominique?

    Everyone knows that White Leghorns are the egg-laying champions.
     
  8. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the truth is, I already have these 3 breeds. I actually have 5 RIRs, 4 GLW, 4 SLW, 3 Delas, & 2 Doms. I chose the RIRs for the obvious egg production, chose the Wyandottes for their beautiful appearance and the Delas for a white feather variation. The 2 Doms were trades with a friend. We actually ordered 36 chicks together back in November. The reason I posted my original question was because I am considering getting rid of 3 of my hens to cutback on food consumption and poop exporting :). I wanted to give away 3 of the least productive breed. They should start laying about the first of April. Sounds like I may want to give away the 2 Doms and just hold onto the remaining 16. Petty I know, but thanks for your input. :)
     
  9. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've considered getting some Sussex in the future. I will definitely put them down on the "To Get" list. Thanks for your input!!
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    My Sussex are six months old and really do lay every day. The Wyandottes are three years and one of them is eighteen months old. They lay maybe every other day.
     

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