good egglaying breeds with good tempers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countrygirl36, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. countrygirl36

    countrygirl36 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 4 chickens including the roo,one died this winter[​IMG] so i want to get a couple new ones this spring.I want a decent-good egglayer that isnt super flighty or aggressive.Also i was wondering how cochins do on the egglaying.
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont think Cochins are that good layers but not had the breed myself. You cant go wrong with Goldlines or Ex batts. Also Orpingtons are nice too but there is a high chance they will go broody.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochin lays fine when she is not broody but she is broody A LOT. If you are wanting to hatch eggs naturally they are a great choice but if you are just wanting a good layer to have eggs to eat I don't think they are the best.

    I have been really happy with RIRs and White Leghorns. My Leghorns are fantastic layers (but flightly.) You might also want to look into Wyandottes or Australorps.
     
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