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Heavy Laying Brown Egg Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rainnotebook, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. rainnotebook

    rainnotebook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2009
    Northern AZ
    I looked at lots of posts and tried searching and I couldn't find the answer. I'm looking to buy some new chicks from Ideal Poultry and I want to have heavy laying brown egg layers and I was hoping someone could help me.

    I would like them to lay one a day on average, do chickens lay more then one a day? And honestly if I get a heavy *white laying chicken, that is okay. I have a ton of people that want to start buying eggs from me and that is one of the reasons I got chickens (the other reason is they are so freakin fun!)

    Thank you so much for your help!!

    *edited for spelling corrections
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Sexlinks (Red, Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, etc.) are excellent layers. Australorps are good, too.
  3. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2008
    SoCal desert
    Just so that I'm absolutely clear, you're looking for chickens that lay abundant amounts of brown eggs as opposed to heavy chickens that lay brown eggs, right? If you're looking for egg volume rather than chicken heft, then cinnamon queens are great. So are Rhode Island Reds.
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I have a dozen different breeds of chickens,

    The production reds are by far my best, they lay large to x-large uniformly brown eggs all year long, and they only weigh 4 to 5 pounds so they do not eat as much as my heavy breeds.

    I get 50 to 60 eggs a day from my 65 reds, this batch started laying in december 09

    And they don't go broody like my rocks and buffs.
  5. sephiroth

    sephiroth Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2009
    If production of eggs were my only concern I would select hens among Sex Links, Rhode Islands, and Black Australorps -- in that order.
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    gonzo&hispeeps :


    Good layers here. My Barred Rock is an excellent layer as well.​
  8. Warthog

    Warthog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2009
    Productions reds, I have 11 laying and get 11 eggs per day, the odd day I only get 10 [​IMG]
  9. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2010
    Ive got an Australorp that lays 1 a day and outlays all of my others. Even my white leghorn! Its eggs are much bigger and more frequent than the White leghorn's. Also, I've heard Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Barred Rocks are also great brown egg layers. (no experience with these breeds) But you can't go wrong with a Black Austrolorp. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
  10. Ken H

    Ken H Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    My ISA Brown sex-links lay every day with very rare exceptions. Small(4-5 lbs.) and people tolerant. Start laying from about 20 weeks. Medium eggs at first, the eggs rapidly increase in size as the hen matures. The egg color is a consistent rich brown.

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