Poll: Favorite egg layer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yotetrapper, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious what everyone's favorite breed is for egg laying purposes, and why.

    If you post a breed, please also tell us why they are your favorite.

    I'm still in search of a breed to be considered my main egg layers. I've tried red sex links, and white rocks, and wasn't terribly impressed with either. The sex link hens were MEAN and I've been having a good % of the rocks turning into egg eaters!

    Thanks, and lets have fun with this!
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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    Easter Egger.

    Sweet personalities, productive layers, "alley cat" coloring.
     
  3. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    my favorites so far have been black australorps and barred rocks. both are consistent layers and very personable.
     
  4. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR win the prize here. Consistantly large eggs every day. The EE are right behind them. The EE did lay off for a short time in our SoCal winter, but the RIR kept going.
     
  5. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Since you didnt specify a species....... my favorite are Runner ducks.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    White leghorn and Black Sex link.
     
  7. balticbabe

    balticbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rocks are great layers and they started laying first. They are a bit aggressive which could be good or bad depending on what you're looking for.

    My EE was the last to start but she also lays nearly every day. She is shy around me and the rest of the flock.

    The Wyandotte and Favorelle are the best pets I have but only medium layers.
     
  8. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    Up at the barn
    RIRs hands down. Mine laid through hurricanes! They laid gorgeous BIG brown eggs without fail 365 days a year. I like my buff Rocks too, but they do slow down during the winter.

    Rusty
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Australorps, the best layers I have ever had.
     
  10. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    So far mine is Rhode Island Red's great layer, and also very friendly and sweet!
     

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