Best egg-laying breed for kids?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Fluffnut, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Fluffnut

    Fluffnut Songster

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    Sorry, I'm not sure if this is the right section but I wasn't sure where to put this Q:
    I'm considering getting my younger sister a couple hens for her birthday, around January. It's not cemented yet, just an idea, but I already have 20+ birds and so I'd probably be able to do much of the care for her, while it could still be a good learning experience. I was thinking a bantam breed that have high egg production but are attractive and low maintenance. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I always recommend buff orpingtons. They are hearty, lay lots of eggs, and friendly. My favorite chicken!
     
  3. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Bantam cochins don't lay a ton of eggs, but enough that they are worth keeping. They are cute, friendly, docile, and come in many colors.
     
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    Thanks- I have two standard sized, and while I do love them a lot <3, but she's not particularly interested. She does like one of them who'll jump on my shoulder, but I don't think they look "interesting" enough for her.
     
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  5. Fluffnut

    Fluffnut Songster

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    Thanks! I've thought about getting those, but I stretched the egg boundaries this year getting a couple of Silkies, so I don't think I should. The little buggers are a good option though, I'll definitely keep them in mind.
     
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    AltonaAcres Songster

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    What about mixed breeds? They are interesting because no two look alike. All of the 'mutts' I've had so far lay a lot of eggs. All different sizes, colors, and personalities. What could be better?
     
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  7. gunslinger33

    gunslinger33 Chirping

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    For me it’s Bielefelder. They are an awesome breed. Prolific layers of XL eggs. Friendliest breed we have.
     
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  8. TwoShepherds

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    What about bantam barred rocks? Bantam brahmas or easter eggers?
     
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    I am considering those- I already have all of them- out of those she likes the EEs the best :)
     
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  10. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    Bantam silver laced or gold laced Wyandotte’s. Very attractive and visually interesting, particularly in a bantam size.
     
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