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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miron28, Jan 19, 2009.
i got a bunch of mixed chickens or mutts that i got for free how well do they lay?
Each one is different. Probably, depending on what they're mixed with, about the same as the others.
I have 6 mutt hens that are laying machines. I get at least 4 eggs a day from them.
why do people refuse to have them?
Quote:Who knows? I for one like them. I think they make great pets and layers both.
Same reason some people only like purebred dogs and cats I guess. While there are some dog breeds I really like, some of the best individual dogs I have known were mutts. As for cats, I like my 3 mutts. (And purebreds are stuck up! )
Funny thing when you consider that quite a few purebreeds started out by crossing other breeds.
I have both pure and mixed breeds, all lay well.
My sex-link (mutt) hens are fantastic layers and I love them. However, I prefer pure-bred dogs, so go figure.
As long as you enjoy your chickens, it really shouldn't matter who their baby-daddy was!
i have pures and mutts,,, my mutts lay better, have better attitudes, and a WAY prettier !! ,, in fact,, i LOOK for mutts,, i BEG for mutts, and people buy more of my mutts then they buy the pures,,, and their tha same price.
I have purebreeds and mutts also.
I personally like mutts. everything here has at least a few mutt mixed in it. Well all except the.....oh, wait nope they're mutts too...hahahahaha
I don't really notice a difference in which is better layers.
But I do know at the swap sales the 'mutts' seem to go like hotcakes, while sometimes the 'purebreeds' will sit for hours before someone looks at them. I have seen that in everything from rabbits to chickens, from goats to pigs, from sheep to cows.