want to see what kind of brown egg layers you like

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hunter109, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. hunter109

    hunter109 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    moscow ohio
    i was going to see what you all thing is the best brown egg layers and what you think is the best white egg layers and then which one is the best to set all through the winter months

  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Best brown egg layers: Rhode Island Red (aka Production Red), Red Sexlink (aka Cinnamon Queen, Red Star, Golden Comet, ISA Brown, etc.), Black Sexlink, Black Australorp, Barred Rock.

    Best white egg layers: White Leghorn, Buff Minorca, Black Minorca, Brown Leghorn, Ancona.

    The very best layers are: White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, and Red Sexlinks.

    If you live in a colder climate, I'd stay away from the Mediteranean breeds (Leghorns, Anconas, and Minorcas). Their smaller bodies and large combs don't do so well in the cold. They are better suited for hot climates. Rhode Island Reds and Red Sexlinks do very well in colder climates.
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Quote:What she said [​IMG] I live in a cold climate so I have Barred rocks since they are cold hearty and good layers (plus they are considered a dual purpose) Best of all worlds!
  4. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Hugo, Ok
    I LOVE my barred rock. I don't know about laying, but my barred rock is the friendliest chicken I have ever had. Very curious and outgoing - runs with the turkeys and begs for attention.
  5. spiritdance

    spiritdance Songster

    Dec 13, 2010
    best brown egg layers are definitely Barred Rocks; they hardly miss a beat during winter, lay 5 or 6 days a week, and integrate well with other breeds

    Can't say on white egg layers, as I don't have any ... brown eggs just sell better around here.

  6. hunter109

    hunter109 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    moscow ohio
    well as of right now i have 15 golden commets and i am going to get a few more breeds i think some barred rocks. i wass thinking about something esle that will lay brown eggs i mean what are the best cold layers out there it gets pretty cold here in the winter time i was just thinking and want to know what you all think
  7. PioneerPrincess

    PioneerPrincess Songster

    Sep 16, 2009
    The best brown egg layers I have had are New Hampshire Reds and RIR. The NHRs laid large eggs and they laid many eggs. The RIR laid throughout two winters so far and has been an excellent layer. The White Rocks are laying very well right now, but they don't lay a lot in the winter months.

    I recently ordered White Leghorns because they are supposed to be excellent layers of white eggs. I really hope they are! [​IMG]
  8. hunter109

    hunter109 Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    moscow ohio
    thats cool so how will the golden comets lay in the winter mont
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Yup, gotta go with my Barred Rocks, Marsha, Jan and Cindy. They're reliable for sure.

    I've only got one white egg layer breed and that's Silver Spangled Hamburgs. They were called the "every day egg layer" for a reason! Mine are bantams and their eggs are tiny and adorable! I made an Easter Egg Tree this year and decorated with my SSH eggs (hey, why should Santa have all the fun?)


  10. djwest8635

    djwest8635 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2011
    I hear that the buff orpingtons are pretty good winter layers. we just got our first chicks about 3 weeks ago and we got buffs and barred rocks. I guess we'll see who lays the most eggs during the winter.

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