Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redrooster99, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. redrooster99

    redrooster99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2013
    Ok so I'm fixing to start a flock of laying chickens to sell eggs from and I was wondering what breeds y'all would recommend. I know many many breeds, and there characteristics but I just want some extra input.

    Qualitys needed:
    Really really good foraging abilities!!!!!!
    Good in heat.
    Good in cold.
    Lays a lot of eggs.
    Color doesn't matter.
    Not very big sitters.
    Decent size eggs.
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think several breeds would fit the bill, but IMO, Brown Leghorn meets all of your criteria: strong foragers, excellent layers of large white eggs, cold/heat tolerant, none of mine have been broody. They are smaller-sized birds compared to, for example, an Australorp. One of my BLs is friendly and lets me pet her and pick her up, too.
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  3. Turk Raphael

    Turk Raphael Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2014
    The Blue Grass State
    To cover all your points, I'd go for the ISA Brown. A brown egg layer that's more than a match for any other laying breed or hybrid.
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Black sex links,and red sexlinks are good for this.But they burn out quicker then most egg laying breeds.
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    There's only one breed I'd recommend for all those criteria....Black Australorp. None of the other breeds/types mentioned can touch them for laying in all seasons and weathers, for years, and foraging like machines.
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    my redsexlinks lay through the harsh winter, accept when molt comes.

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