Best egg layers to put with silkies?

sljack2006

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I am interested in adding two productive egg layers to my 5 silkies and 1 red sex link. My chicks are only one week old so I would like to introduce them soon if possible. I am wondering which productive egg laying breed is safest to put with my silkies...they are precious and I want them to be as safe as possible with a known docile, productive egg laying breed. I live in Ohio, so have hot summers and cold winters.
Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
sljack2006
 

donrae

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I'd try something like Orpingtons.

You might also check with some of the Polish folks. I know Polish are classified as an ornamental, but folks that have them sometimes say they lay pretty darn well.
 

Trefoil

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Astralops are excellent eggs layers and mine are pretty docile. They lay a huge brown egg.
 

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