best layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fwschrom, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. fwschrom

    fwschrom Chirping

    Jun 20, 2010
    Hayden Idaho
    which is a better layer a Austrolorp or a Delaware. I want to increase my flock and want the best brown egg layer.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Australorps usually lay better than Delawares.

    Black stars and Cinnamon Queens will lay almost every day.
  3. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    My Australorps give me massive brown eggs. And they are sweet as Chocolate Silk Pie too, males and females. I've never owned Delawares so I can't make a comparison for you there.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2010
  4. pennie1

    pennie1 Redneck Silkie

    Aug 17, 2009
    I will never own another aussie. I had 10 and everyone was crazy. My neighbor had them and got rid of them also. They are flighty and really dumb. If I let everyone out in the yard, they can't or won't come back. I have never owned a Del. so I can't say anything about them. I keep reds for laying. If you spend time with them as babies, they become really good pets. The roosters I won't keep more than 18 mo. because even the sweet ones get nasty. I love my birds and spoil them, but the Aussie's never got friendly..

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