good egg layers for Aus?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vonny, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. vonny

    vonny In the Brooder

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    I was just wondering what chickens are good egg layers and do some chicken breeds lay for longer periods of time (years)? I live in tasmania australia.[​IMG]
     
  2. chickenboy21

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    any variety of leghorn or legorn cross they are excelent layers
     
  3. verlaj

    verlaj Songster

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    Well, your own Australorp is supposed to be one of the best layers, but I don't know for how many years. I have had them, love them, but I never separated them from the other breeds to see how many eggs were laid by whom. I still have one Black Australorp that is over 6 years old.
     
  4. vonny

    vonny In the Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks do you know of any that are slightly smaller, I have some Isa browns and inherited grey bantams, a sussex cross silkie, a couple of geriatric cochins (unsure) and 2 small fluffy footed midget (also inherited) chooks. So would the leghons intimidate these?
     
  5. vonny

    vonny In the Brooder

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    Quote:Yes its hard to know who is laying! I heard that they are would like some laced wyandottes, but Australops sound good too.
     

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