Best Layers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feldon, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. feldon

    feldon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm about to add 6-8 new chicks to my flock. I enjoy a variety & I am thinking of adding New Hampshire, Delaware, Production Red. I'd be interested for input about the laying & personality of these choices.
    Felicity
     
  2. inudat12

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  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    my delawares lay an egg a day so far and are feisty but friendly.

    Henry
     
  4. feldon

    feldon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the link Tracy, nice site.
    Felicity
     
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I second that!
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The New Hamps will stay the course and be there laying when the last song is sung. Very mild tempered too.[​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieWhickie

    ChickieWhickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden Comets are a very good all around chicken. Very easy to sex too.
     
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    New Hampshire,
    Delaware,
    Production Red.


    Of these, I'd go with the Hamps, first choice. Del's next and Red's last.
    My reason? The Hamps will breed true. The others are relatively new hybrids, as such things go. Later generations will tend to reversion pretty quickly.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have 2 Delewares, and they are great layers.
     

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