black tailed white japanese lay ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by call ducks, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    it's for 4-H. ether going to go with buff seabrights or my japanese
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    What are you asking?
     
  3. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    this my first year and just want to know if they will lay. And if they are a good show bird or if i need to go with the buff seabrights ?
     
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course they lay. All chickens do. [​IMG] Bantams tend to lay less than standards since they tend to be kept more for pets and broodies and not bred toward producing lots of eggs. Japs aren't too bad as far as pet bantams are concerned. Mine started laying mid winter at 5months old and have been pretty consistent. I was getting an egg a day from everyone for nearly all of January. Right now I'm getting probably 5 eggs a week from the hen in the coop and 2 eggs a day from the 3 inside. I've been told they average around 120-150 eggs a year. If you just want enough eggs to hatch then any chicken will give you plenty. If you want more than about 200 eggs a year you'll have to look more towards the ones that have been bred specifically for egg production.
     

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