1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Top laying hens for me

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Birdine, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. Birdine

    Birdine Out Of The Brooder

    31
    1
    24
    Dec 14, 2015
    Today I will be talking about how the egg production of different types of hens and also the reason I love these hens so much and even got attached. I would go inside and My hens would peck at the door until I cam out. With food our without! :)

    For me, my top hen would be the Buff Orpington. These hens lay quite nice large brown eggs and there production is excellent. They are the most docile hen I have ever seen. I used to call her, "come here honey." "Come here chicky chickies." They would come waddling over and knew that I would have food for them. I used to cradle my Buff like a baby in my arms and she would let me do it. She's (He's) such a nice bird!

    My second would be be so closed to first almost exactly a tie between the two. The Rhide Island Red. These beautiful hens lay very great and a large beautiful brown eggs. My mine layed eggs almost every day she was great. A couple of times when I had the door open in the summertime she would come in and check out what was happening in the house! She was just as docile has my Buff. She went through so much too. She was the last one alive when all the predators took out my other hens. She had been in foot traps and went through a couple predators. She was an AWESOME chicken to have around when you want great egg layer but a pet at the same time!!

    My third would be the Speckled Sussex. She was awesome too. My birds were always friendly because I held them lot's. She would lay pretty nicely too. She layed a light colored small to medium egg. And she was never ever aggressive over her eggs either. Some chickens get aggressive over there eggs and when they are laying them, but sometimes it can be good to have some chickens that are aggressive when laying eggs because that could also mean that they are broody and will hatch more eggs for you if you have a rooster.


    I have a couple more that I could mention but I need someone to respond first before I write anymore to make sure that I didn't wriet this in vain. Thank you!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,921
    8,013
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    This is a new members Introduction thread. You may want to post on "Stories and pictures of my chickens."
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    33,417
    8,425
    616
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    x2
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    84,499
    3,781
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Birdine

    Birdine Out Of The Brooder

    31
    1
    24
    Dec 14, 2015
    Oh, OK. I am sorry I am kind of new at this and I haven't been on here much. [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    27,075
    10,338
    616
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    No need to apologise - we have all done it (and some, including myself, continue to do so occasionally [​IMG])

    CT
     
  7. Birdine

    Birdine Out Of The Brooder

    31
    1
    24
    Dec 14, 2015
    [​IMG] Thanks.
     
  8. Birdine

    Birdine Out Of The Brooder

    31
    1
    24
    Dec 14, 2015
    Hello, I have question concerning my White leghorns. They are seventeen weeks old and haven't layed me any eggs. There comes and waddles aren't very big also. The comes and wattles that they have though are red. Do you guys know when they will start laying I have four of that breed. Do you think they will be laying in the next month or so? Please help i am very concerned, do I need to be feeding them more/less? Do they need more sunlight? Thankyou!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,828
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Leghorns lay earlier than most...but 17 weeks is still a little young. I think you could expect eggs in the next month, however. Patience. ;)
     
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by