So right now I am not getting too many eggs from my flock....(they went broody)
So I was thinking of getting another hen to hold me over until my 48 three week olds are laying. What kind of chicken do I want? Color of eggs dosen't really matter, I just would love a chicken that would lay every day...............and please don't let her go broody too!
Right now my 4 hens consist of 2 buffs (broody), 1 silky (broody) and 1 polish.
And if anybody wants to give or sell me a attractive hen in my local area I'd love it!!!!!!!!!
Sex links! Sex links! Sex links! I have 18 sex links....And I get 18 eggs a day. All my others that were laying went broody..Brahmas, Silkies. Sex links do not go broody..They lay and lay well!
Great chickens! Allow my kids to hold them...carry them around...etc...
Broody is their middle name. You want a leghorn or RIR. They mostly have the broody bred out of them. Leghorns tend to be flighty though. You could also try one of the sex linked pullets. They are bred for production.
Sex links are amazing layers and mine were all so friendly and personable.
I just fell in love with them.
But after 4 years I was down to one, the other four died of reproductive troubles. Which is not uncommon for the really good layers.
If you're looking for consistant layers that will live a little longer, try a heritage breed like Barred rocks or Rhode Island Reds. If you can get them from a breeder rather than a hatchery, even better.