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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by worms7, Oct 30, 2015.
wanted nice breed of chicken great egg layer none flighty for my allotment ????
I would suggest Black Sex Links (Black Stars) which are very friendly and hardy, egg laying machines. I raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 large, brown eggs per hen per year with double yolks not being uncommon. Other breeds that have a well-deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (potential lap pets) and whicfh would fit your criteria (though none of them will quite match the lay rate of the sex links) includes Australorps (excellent layers), Orpingtons, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. You could even get a mix of these breeds since they will all do fine together and see for yourself which breed you like the best. Whatever breeds or hybrids you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
I would recommend Orpingtons, New Hampshire Reds, Red Sex Links, Black Sex Links, Barred Rocks, Brahmas, Faverolles, and Naked Necks. As a general rule, avoid white egg laying breeds. They tend toward flightiness. You can tell what color egg a breed lays by its earlobe; a white layer will have a white lobe and a brown egg layer will have a red lobe.