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I hate to say it, but the hybrids have it!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by noitulover, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, of all my chickens, there is only ONE chicken who has been laying consistently...

    here are the results of the different breeds:

    silkie: not currently laying since she's been broody for 30+ days
    3 Buff Orpingtons: about 5 eggs from all 3 in a week (rate of lay: 1.67 eggs per week haha [​IMG])
    2 Buff Rocks: 1 egg out of the two of them
    Easter Egger: 3 eggs in one week

    and the WINNER IS....

    The Dekalb Amberlink with 5 regular sized eggs and 1 EXTRA JUMBO in a week!

    you want to believe that the pure breeds lay just as well, but, i'll give it Dekalb... the hybrid breed lays well!
     
  2. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two red sex links started two months ago and have not missed a single day!!
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    They don't call it 'hybrid-vigor' for nothing! [​IMG]
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    your hands down right [​IMG]
     
  5. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here. 10 red sex links, They have been laying for about 5 weeks
    9 to 10 eggs every day.
    Hopefully they continue.[​IMG]
     
  6. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now that we're on the subject of hybrid layers, which is yalls favorite?

    black sex link
    red sex link
    california whites
    hy-lines
    dekalbs
    etc. etc.

    ??
     
  7. fla_native

    fla_native Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you hatch those eggs, what could be expected from the off spring?
     
  8. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Golden Comets!
     
  9. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i'm not sure which hybrid you're talking about, but different kinds of hybrids would yield different kinds of offspring... it would also depend on what roo is over the hens...

    if you mean do they breed true, then no... (ex. a black sex link roo over a black sex link hen will NOT yield "black sex-link" offspring)
     
  10. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    My only laying mutt (because the others are too young to be laying) lays me a small bantam sized egg everyday- but they're slowly getting bigger [​IMG] I [​IMG] mutts!
     

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