Layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 11langenkamp_w, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have white rocks, barred rocks, golden comets, and black sex links what other breeds would be good to get thats feed efficent and good layers , that lay brown eggs?
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Australorps, Red Sex-links and Orpingtons.

    I think that all chickens pretty much eat the same amount of feed (well, Bantams eat less) unless they are free ranged and have access to that type of extra food. Although you could probably say that smaller standard size chickens eat less, I just don't think it would be highly noticeable.
     
  3. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rhode island reds/jersey giants
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My RIR's have been quite the good layers! I would also recommend all of the Orpington breeds. None of mine have started laying as of yet, but the eggs that I hatched them from were HUGE! I can't wait for them to start laying. [​IMG]
     
  5. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wasn't that way with mine. We had 3 Lehgorns and 3 BR. The BR all turned out to be roos, so we gave them away. I have one of those hanging feeders (I think it's 3-4 cups), used to dump a big cup in every night. Since the BRs left, been filling it every 3 or 4 days. The Leghorns eat much less. Smaller size chickens = less food.
     

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