Chicks / Eggs

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
243
336
Forks, WA
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.
 

ChickenPrnces

Songster
8 Years
Jan 2, 2012
451
8
101
Deerfield, NH
What about cochin bantams? How old do hey start??
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RedDrgn

Anachronistic Anomaly
9 Years
May 11, 2011
1,318
86
211
West Virginia
My Coop
My Coop
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.
 

happyrooster

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 10, 2011
11
0
22
Enoch
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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