best layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PitbullChick, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. PitbullChick

    PitbullChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Which breed lays the most eggs,grows fast and is broody ?
     
  2. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would go with a RIR, Austrolorp, or for good broodies, a cochin, silkie, or BO. The best layer is the leghorn, but they don't go broody.
     
  3. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you go to certain websites, like meyer hatchery.com, they have a list of all the breeds and if theyre broody or not, or if they are good layers.
     
  4. larsalan

    larsalan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an Austrolorp that is a great layer. Nice eggs always and hardly misses a day.
     
  5. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    marans x americana (olive egger) I have 5 of these and even in the winter they lay 3 - 5 eggs a day
     
  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if they are going broody all the time, then they aren't going to be laying lots of eggs. But if you want a bird thay lays good and has a possibility of going broody, I would pick an Astralorp, Wyandotte, or Easter Egger. I've also had 4 different Black Sex Links go broody and they're great layers.
     

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