Best Heritage Egg Layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jettgirl24, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I'm super frustrated with my flock right now. I've got 20 hens and I'm only getting 8 or 9 eggs per day. I'm doing everything right according to what I know - plenty of space, good quality feed and plenty of it, bugs and plants to eat, lights on through the winter, etc etc... My plan was to sell eggs but I feel like all I'm doing right now is buying feed. I think I'm ready to process my roos and sell my hens from this rag tag crew and start over. I'm looking for a heritage breed that is known for good egg production. I don't care much about temperament, these won't be pets. I'd like good foragers to help cut down on feed costs. Breeds in demand for hatching eggs would be nice as well but not a requirement. Any recommendations on breeds to consider?

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