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

    Mar 6, 2012
    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

    Sep 5, 2011
    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

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    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.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013

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