Prolific Layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RJ_Hythloday, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. RJ_Hythloday

    RJ_Hythloday Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sure there's a few threads on this but they didn't turn up w/ a search.

    What's every one keeping for strictly egg layers.
     
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  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I like Standard because of the larger eggs.

    I have Sex-links, RIR and white leghorns that are eggcelent egg layers. My Australorps are also but they are considered a dual purpose breed.
     
  3. RJ_Hythloday

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    I've been thinking I'd want to get standard for the larger eggs, but feed per egg it seems the bantams might be a good deal.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Bantams are wonderful. I think you are right about the feed per egg deal also. You just need to decide if you want to spend more on feed for larger eggs or use more smaller eggs when eating/baking?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I used to have a few bantams. I got tired of having to use 2 of their eggs to equal one regular large egg. It may cost less per bantam egg, but I'm not sure you come out ahead when it takes 2 of theirs to equal 1.
     
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  8. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't see Delawares in that list they say they lay prolificly, and are very large eggs. Did you see them? Jean
     
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  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I've got prolific egg layers but they haven't read the book that says they are. Just feeding and waiting
     

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