- Jan 11, 2012
i want to buy 200 pullets ans 25 -30 cocks of australorps. the total would be 380 for all of them. what other breed is a good layer, what egg production are they?
Are you wanting them for egg production or to hatch and sell chicks? Will they free range? If you are wanting a Great Egg Layer I personally think the Red and Black Sex Links are the best Brown Egg Layers HANDS DOWN. There food to egg ratio is much better than standard Fowl. I raise between 60 and 80 Females at a time. I get on average 90%+ egg production on average and 95%+ for the first season Pullets. If you don't care about the Egg Color then White Leghorns or Hy-line Hybrids are great! If I dont hatch my own Red Sex Links I have bought from Central Hatchery Before and they have great prices I think $110 for 100 Pullets + shipping. What size coop do you have to house all those birds? I have a 12x20 for mine and they usually free range 90% of the time.