What Breed should I pick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hweber, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Hweber

    Hweber New Egg

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    I am planing on setting some eggs soon and was woundering what chicken breed would be best, I currently have cross bread chickens that I got from my grandmothers flock, I would like to have a few varieties, I live in southern Illinois and my chickens never lay very well in the winter, I would like a steady flow of eggs all year and something that can handle hot and cold climates, any suggestins would be appreciated
     
  2. SuperChix

    SuperChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Silver laced Wyandotte, I bought my chicks last may....they are really awesome layers in the cold weather.... I would tell anyone to get these birds!
     
  3. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahmas black astorlop white leghorn black langish
     
  4. SuperChix

    SuperChix Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to mention, they did well in the above average summer temps this year in NC, they started laying a 4 months....all of them were laying at 5 months....
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Black australorp and speckled sussex are friendly, calm, good foragers, and lay extremely well.
     
  6. eggorthechicken

    eggorthechicken The Henabler

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    I have faverolles and they lay well. I have a black silkie that lays every day. its hard to pick just one....I like them all.
     
  7. heronz

    heronz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always had great success with Wyandotte pullets for winter layers.
     
  8. sckuntry

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    black astorlops have been known to lay 364 eggs in 365 days It also known to that 8 chickens layed a record of over 1800 in a year.
     

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