Calm and friendly Egg Laying Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BlueFoxSpringer, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. BlueFoxSpringer

    BlueFoxSpringer Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking for the best breed for lots of eggs and a calm temperament, not flighty. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons or Australorp are always a good choice. Though my favorite are Bielefelder.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Standard sized breeds that have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (potential lap pets) include Australorps, Orpingtons, Cochins, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. If egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list, and Cochins are the poorest layers (although they are the best brooders and mothers). A Black Australorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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