Well, after our MASSIVE deaths of our chickens, we need new layers..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momagain1, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    and I cant find the link to find out which breeds it us best anymore...

    we had 39 hens and after our attach sunday night; we have 13 hens, 1 roo (they are all still cowering & arent making any noises etc..the hens are laying a couple eggs..but we are used to getting 30+ eggs a day..we got 2 yesterday and 2 today..understandable..)
    so now we need to replace them so we can continue to do our side biz of eggs...

    I had:

    turkens (ugly but GREAT layers)

    now...would you recommend any ones? We dont like leghorns way too flighty for us...
    our EE'ers only lay very very pale grey eggs (ugly lol)..but oh well...

    what else do you recommend??

  2. CSWolffe

    CSWolffe Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City
    Any of the popular back yard breeds are good layers; RIR, Australorp, either of the Sex Links, Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, etc.
    I happen to prefer moderate layers, as they tend to not burn out nearly as quickly and continue laying at an older age. EEs, Wellsummers, Barnevelders, Wyandottes, Marans, etc.
    My Pet Chicken has a great breed selection tool that allows you to select for color, friendliness, cold hardiness, etc.
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL

    THATS the link that I misplaced! Thanks!

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