Best egg-laying hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Team Fluffy Puffy, May 8, 2011.

  1. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently ordered 5 Black Australorps, 5 Buff Orpingtons, and five Americaunas pullets. Which hens lay the best?
     
  2. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hmmm.... I'm not sure which would be the best of those three [​IMG] I think though they are all pretty decent layers. I have one Buff Orpington and she lays about 4-5 eggs a week, even in the winter. I have never had Astrolorps or Ameraucanas but I think they ar about the same [​IMG] I'm sure someone with experience with all three will chime in soon!

    Edit: just discovered! The record holder egglayer was an Austrolorp in Australia that layed 364 eggs in one year (must have taken Christmas Day off) Wow!
     
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  3. Team Fluffy Puffy

    Team Fluffy Puffy Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I'm glad i ordered five of them haha im sure the others will try to keep up haha
     
  4. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! I guess that was during a competition of some sort [​IMG] I guess that was an exceptional amount of eggs for any breed including leghorns! [​IMG] Unfortunately you probably can expect around 180-200 a year, but that is still a lot of eggs!
     
  5. Myabcs3

    Myabcs3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Overall, I think our Black Australorps outlay the Buff orpingtons...not by much, but the Australorps seem to be more consistent year round.
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I would say the Australorps, they have a record of one hen laying 364 eggs in 365 days.
     
  7. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    1 - Australorps
    2 - Orpingtons
    3 - Easter Eggers ( If you want true Ameraucanas, you must get them from a breeder. Since you're ordering from a hatchery your "Ameraucanas" are going to be Easter Eggers. [​IMG] )

    ~Aspen
     

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