Brown layer Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Everett500, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Everett500

    Everett500 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure what type of chickens to have. I know for sure i want them to lay brown eggs. What i plan to do is have 5 hens and 1 roo at all times. I want to breed them and sell the chicks while occasional have some fresh eggs for breakfast. I already have a pen and coop big enough for 15-20 chickens. Any suggestions on breeds that would fall into these categories and sell for a decent profit? I live in Georgia so its fairly warm 9 months out of the year.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Most hatcheries will actually have a section that show which one lays brown, white and blue. Now saying all that what I can think of off the top of my head is Barred Rock Buff Orphington, Australorps, Black & Red sex links, Rhode Island Reds & Speckled Sussex. You also have your dark brown layers and their the Marans & Welsummer!!

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  3. Everett500

    Everett500 Out Of The Brooder

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    out of all those breeds which one would sell for the most money as pullets and cockerels?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:If you are looking to make the "most" money out of your chicks then you will not want to buy your stock from a hatchery.

    Chris
     
  5. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff orpingtons are good layers of brown eggs, and being a popular breed they would probably be easy to sell. They also make great moms, and could hatch out some of your eggs for you. [​IMG]
     
  6. AnimalCrazed

    AnimalCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my barred rock hen, perfect temperment and started laying early, they are popular all over so it sholudn't be hard to find some. Also i love Jersey Giants they are amazing, they will be my next batch. Also i agree with chris09, chicks from hatcheries are still great but you'd wanna find a breeder.

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