1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Breed suggestions: calm & good layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by superduperchick, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. superduperchick

    superduperchick Out Of The Brooder

    10
    0
    22
    Apr 17, 2012
    Iowa
    I'm thinking about expanding my flock. I was ondering if anyone had any suggestions on breeds that are nice and calm and will lay a decent amount of eggs.Thanks!
     
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    204
    12
    93
    Jul 25, 2011
    Allen Parish, LA
    I've had great results with my mixed flock of Dominiques, Brown Leghorns, Easter Eggers. We've kept an excel spreadsheet so we know an exact # of eggs our girls lay. For March, The Dominiques have laid the most eggs (avg. of 24), Leghorns (avg of 23), and EEs (avg of 22.79). I'd have to recommend Easter eggrs :eek:) My Dominique eggs are smaller than the others. Leghorn hens are stupid, but lay well. The EEs we have are frendly, lay well, and their eggs are as big as or bigger than the leghorns- and are prettier.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by