Chicks / Eggs

The best bet is to go with Sex-Links (hybrid) Australorps, Production Reds (often sold as Rhode Island Reds) and Leghorns. All moderately early layers of a lot of eggs.

But really, any common breed/strain will lay a lot of eggs, otherwise they wouldn't sell well. Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Silver Laced Wyandottes, etc.
What about cochin bantams? How old do hey start??
One of ours started at 24.5 weeks. The other four haven't done a darn thing yet and they're now 26 weeks. Varies depending on breed, time of year, general health, environment, and individual chicken. Supposedly, you won't see anything before 17-18 weeks, and even then usually only with production-oriented birds.
Thanks for the input, I think I should ask my buddy if he is ready to start putting eggs in his incubator, I have 7 Rhode island reds and 1 leg horn he hatched last spring and they are laying very good and some big eggs, I hope he is ready.

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