Best egg laying chickens???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by butch, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. butch

    butch Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you please choose three breeds that you think are the BEST brown egg layers. not hybrids or sex links, Thanks!
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Out of 28 breeds that we have, the three purebreeds that lay the best are our Leghorns, Delawares and New Hampshire Reds.
     
  3. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well obviously the leghorns will be the top and sometimes I am sorry I didn't get a few, but family just had to see some brown eggs. I would use the dual purposes like RIR, Black Austrolorps and Barred Rocks.
     
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rir
     
  5. lindabean

    lindabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Till about 6 weeks ago, the Cochin I have that looks like a Barred Rock with feathery feet, has been my best Brown Egg layer. She was giving about 5 eggs a week that were always around 2 ounces. But then she (and the rest of the girls) went on strike. Just got my first egg in about a month, this afternoon.
     
  6. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree my leghorns are the best producer for size and feed use, then my buff orpingtons are really producing well.
     
  7. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How much light a day are they getting? Mine slow down in the fall till I remember to set the timer in the coop so they get 14 hours of light a day.
     
  8. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    best egg layer...turkens and barred rocks... [​IMG]
     
  9. gamechickens

    gamechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR for sure but my best winter layers are my buffs and barred rocks. leg horns of course but i
     

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