Wanted: Another laying hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tntmccarn, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. tntmccarn

    tntmccarn Hatching

    Apr 30, 2013
    I am thinking of adding another hen to our family. I would like one that is a dependable layer throughout colder months. We live in the triad of NC so no crazy or extreme weather. Any input? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    There are several breeds that will work. I've had good experience with Australorps laying in winter. Usuallly the Rocks Barred Plymouth Rock, White Rock, etc.) lay well unless they are good breeder quality, then this is less predictable. Leghorns are the classic high producing breed. Some of the sex links such as gold comet, and "production reds" should also produce well, though they aren't actually breeds, they are mixes or mutts created by hatcheries.

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