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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kim0218, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. kim0218

    kim0218 New Egg

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    Hello I'm Kim from PA. This will be our first year having chickens. We are looking for egg layers. Any advice and suggestions would be wonderful!!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Check out the BYC Breeds section, there are member reviews of a lot of breeds, https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds and the Henderson chicken breed chart compares a lot of popular breeds http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html For straight egg laying numbers, and if you want to replace your flock every couple of years when they slow down laying, the various commercial Red Sex Links (they go by different names depending on the hatchery, Red Stars, Golden Comets, ISA Browns etc) for brown eggs, and the White Leghorns for white eggs are probably number one. Some other popular brown egg laying breeds that don't lay quite as well but usually will lay over a longer period of time are Sussex, Wyandottes, Orpintons, Delawares, Australorps and Plymouth Rocks, and of course Easter Eggers / Ameraucana for blue/green eggs and Welsummers or Marans for those dark brown eggs.
     
  3. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Kelsie X2! Good luck with your new poultry adventures and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. Good luck with your future flock!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Kim, welcome to BYC.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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