Good white egg layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bledsoe95, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all brown egg layers and want some white egg layers i just need to know some good ones.
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    hatchery white leghorns are the best
     
  3. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. If your only criteria is lots of white eggs leghorns will be hard to beat.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Leghorns, and any hatchery-based Minorca, Andalusian, Ancona, Polish, or other white egg layer are a good choice. People say Polish don't lay much, but it is a hatchery's job to create a production layer, and they do it well - Even with breeds like Polish. My hatchery Polish lay a LOT of eggs.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Pearl White leghorns.... laying machines
     
  6. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need something that will also lay good in the winter. I have already tried leghorns they are a good summer layers but not winter.
     
  7. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    California Whites are very good white layers. They are not as flighty as leghorns and lay just about as well. I got mine from Welp.
     
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    My leghorns are the only ones laying now. You can't beat em.
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Leghorns all the way.

    I have a Blue Andalusian hen that lays small white eggs fairly good.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My brown leghorn hens are laying now. They're little machines.
     

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