need help with what chicken breed for me

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by XChickensRockX, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. XChickensRockX

    XChickensRockX New Egg

    Nov 9, 2012
    hey i am starting a business for selling eggs and need help for what breed to use plzzzzz help. getting so [​IMG]
  2. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    North Idaho
    My RIR are egg laying machines! Have Buff Orpingtons and Wyandotes too...but the RIR's out lay them.
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC. If you want eggs and large ones at that, get sex-link birds. They are hybrids engineered for laying, rarely if ever go broody and hardly take a day off from laying.
  4. ETCruby620

    ETCruby620 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2012
    With My Chicken Ruby!
    Hey! [​IMG] I have a Silkie Bantam Chick and a Showgirl chick and both of them are SO loving and really great pets. If you are looking for show quality ones I suggest you get them too. I also think you should check out the "Breeds" section for reviews on all breeds. Thanks for reading!!

    Sincerely, Ruby[​IMG]
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    For strictly laying purposes hybreds such as Isa Browns are the most productive, but usually only lay well for a year our two before burning out.
  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    HI and welcome, the ISA browns rock for laying for a year, I have two having a really hard moult (and not laying well). But for quick, fast to lay, and very pleasant personalities, the ISA browns or RIR are great. Good luck.
  7. Barred Rock Man

    Barred Rock Man Out Of The Brooder

    I have a business selling eggs as well. I use all Barred Rocks, but also recommend sex-links. Make sure you get good quality birds, as they will pay for themselves by being good layers. Barred Rocks are very calm, great in cold weather, lay year round, lay nice big brown eggs, and the cockerels make nice roasters and the old hens good soup, as they are a large duel purpose breed. A Barred Rock pullet normally lays around 280 eggs in her first 12 months of laying. Also, make sure you give them 14 to 16 hours of light every day, and make sure that the lights come on before sunrise and turn off after sundown, as this will greatly increase their laying and keep them laying in the winter. It doesn't pay to keep the hens past 24 months, and sometimes they need to be replaced at 18 months to keep in peak production and be economical.
    You can do pretty good selling eggs if you treat it like a business. I have sold ten dozen eggs today.
    Let me know if you have any questions about start your eggs business.
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greeting from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. You'll get lot of different answers to your question. Leghorns are reckoned top notch producers of white eggs. Personally, I like brown eggs and my Red Stars and Black Stars are egg laying machines. Good luck to you!!

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What colored eggs are you going for?
    Egg collecting is fun and rewarding.
  10. dam danny

    dam danny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2012
    sylvester georgia
    number one where do you live some don`t take cold some don`t take heat next what kind of egg`s do you want most brown egg layer do better then white and the fancyer bird don`t lay meny are not broody what you might want to do is sign up for some free catalogs just look online and you will find meny of them thay will tell you the thengs that you can put together for your needs and good luck and your doing the right thing by doing it if I can ever help let me know

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