Small Egg Layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 5Chickens, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of breeds that are maybe a smaller standard fowl that lays eggs well?
    Or does anyone know of a bantam breed that lays eggs well?

    thanks
     
  2. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm, no one?
     
  3. TurkeyMountainChickens

    TurkeyMountainChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A leghorn isn't actually that big - a hen is only about 4.5 pounds. And they lay VERY well. That's why they are so popular with the commercial farms.

    I've heard that the Hamburgs are good layers, and they are on the smaller side (4 lbs). Of course, so are their eggs. Some varieties of Polish are also smallish - about 4 pounds, and some of them lay very well.

    I don't know much about bantams - but many people keep bantam RIR or white leghorns. Perhaps they lay well?
     

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