best egglayer.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by questions543, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. questions543

    questions543 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2012
    So I've been getting MANY different opinions so I'm just going to ask everyone once and for all which breed lays more on average?
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    White leghorns.
  3. auntie tee

    auntie tee Out Of The Brooder

    From my family's experience, non-heritage: cinnamon queens or the production white leghorns. For the heritage breeds: Rhode Island Reds. My grandmother had great luck with Dominiques as well (my dad is looking to get some of those.)
  4. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    cross breeds and sex links are the best layers out there when you cross two breeds of chickens the resulting offspring have a cross vigor wich helps them lay better its kind of like the cornish cross its the best meatbird out there because of cross vigor.
  5. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

    May 11, 2011
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Any breed specifically bred for egg production, particularly those bred for commercial production. However, these prolific layers don't tend to keep up their egg magic for more than 2-3 years, at best.

    Heritage breeds bred for egg production (or dual purpose) while not egg wizards like the above, are also prolific and tend to lay better over the long haul.

    So it depends on what you're after and how to plan to manage your flock. If you want tons of eggs and plan to regularly replace birds, the commercial layers are your best bet. If you're looking for a supply just for your family and want something that will be more steady over a longer period of time, lean more towards heritage layers.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Production Red
    It's in their name :p - Mine lays JUMBO eggs every day and she is almost two. She didn't even stop during her molt. She has only missed two days since January 1st 2012
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I don't think the production reds lay for long. In my experience, they start to get blood in their eggs as they start getting a little older.
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Gold sex-link, Golden Comets.....They are generally a cross between Rhode Island Red male and Rhode Island White female. LARGE, beautiful brown eggs from sweet friendly Lillte birds, so you get an excellent feed conversion ratio.
  9. Threelittlehens

    Threelittlehens New Egg

    Mar 25, 2012
    I have three hens: two Barred Plymouth Rocks and one Rhode Island red. My Rhode Island red is SUCH AN AWESOME CHICKEN!!! :D She lays a large egg just about every day. She's also not skiddish like one of my Barred Plymouth Rocks. My Barred Plymouth rocks lay pretty well too, but my Rhode Island Red is the best!! :)
  10. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    if you have a RI red male then you can cross it to your barred rocks and get black sexlinks wich can be sexed at birth and are terrific layers.

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