The Best Egg Layers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GuineaLady93, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In your opinion, what is the best breed of egg laying chickens? Are there any that will lay 2 eggs a day? What breeds will lay the biggest eggs?
    Thanks,
    Ashley
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Leghorns, to me, because mine never went broody. 6 is enough to get a few dozen a week! My sisters Dorking hen has been laying everyday for us, so it depends, probably on where you live or what breed it is. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The commercial layers are usually the best for productivity. It takes 24 hours or more to finish making an egg that is on the assembly line.
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    Australorps, Minorcas, Leghorns, Fayoumi, Jersey Giants, Rocks, Ameraucana, Manx Rumpie, Russian Orloff, New Hampshire, Delaware, Norwegian Jaerhon, White Spanish, Rhode Island Red, Sussex, Wyandotte, Campine, La Fleche, Orpington, Dorking, Ancona, Welsummer, Dominique, Lakenvelder, Holland

    Largest eggs
    Delaware, MInorca, Jersey Giant, White Spanish, Rhode Island, Welsummer, New Hampshire, Light Brahma, Ameraucana, Catalana, Langshan, Orpington
     
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  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    My Jersey's don't lay bigger eggs than the Leghorns...even though they are like twice the size of a Leghorn. [​IMG]
     
  5. GuineaLady93

    GuineaLady93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a guy at a flock swap who said that the hen he was selling laid 2 eggs everyday. So is that impossible?
     

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