?what are best egg layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WESTPALMPOULTRYMAN15, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. WESTPALMPOULTRYMAN15

    WESTPALMPOULTRYMAN15 Out Of The Brooder

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    what are the best egg layers that will lay nice eggs evry morning when the conditions are right of course lol:p
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Chickens lay eggs when every they are ready to lay an egg. Be it 24 or 48 hours per cycle. The most efficient egg layers are leghorns and sexlinks as that is what they are bred for.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

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    For white eggs: white Leghorns. For brown eggs: a sex-link.
     
  4. edster951

    edster951 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought Shavers as they are used in Battery Farms.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I belive shavers is a name for a particular "brand" of sexlink. Sexlinks come in many names.
     
  6. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my sex links they were the first to start laying, Laying through the winter every day. They lay nice big brown eggs.
    my leghorns are also good, but they have smaller eggs, and my customers prefer the browns.
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    sexlinks tend to be better layers for the first two seasons and then tend to burn out where good heritage breeds may lay a few less a year but lay for years more than the sexlinks do. Just one thing to consider.
     
  8. akcskye

    akcskye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm partial to my RIR's for laying...but now, my 2 that are RIR/BO mixes are Roos...so I guess that counts that out.

    However, my black australorps did quite well last season...can't wait for them all to start laying this season.
     
  9. Churkenduse

    Churkenduse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too like the RIR's it is said they are prolific layers producing 5 per week, can't get much better that

    Both Red and Black Sex-Links use a red male for the father. Either a Rhode Island Red or a New Hampshire may be used. Source:Feather site.com/

    They are also gentle friendly and quiet! That are the hens, I do not have Roos.

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  10. okto

    okto Out Of The Brooder

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    my austalorps give me about 5-6 eggs a week, each.

    i'll just throw this out there, don't "professional" chicken farmers also take into account feed consumption when determining breed selection for layers?
     

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