What breeds lay the most

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I Love Layers, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am restarting my flock, slowly. I am choosing breeds that lay a lot, but I also want a colorful egg basket so I've decided to choose the following breeds.

    These are the breeds I am choosing from Murray McMurray

    WHITE: Pearl White
    BLUE/GREEN: Easter Egger
    BROWN: Black Australorp
    DARK BROWN: Welsummer

    I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the breeds I chose, or that another breed may lay more.
     
  2. The Chicken Fan

    The Chicken Fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Barred Rocks and Rhode Island Reds. I was thinking of getting Australorps, but I didn't want to deal with any broodiness. As for egg laying, they're both fantastic! RIR are a little better than the BR but out of 9 chickens I get 5-9 eggs a day.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've hit the top laying breeds in white, brown, and dark brown. Cream Legbars lay better that Easter Eggers for blue eggs though. My Cream Legbar hens are 5 years old and still lay everyday.
     
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  4. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are cream legbars expensive?
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just kind of depends on you area and the seller. They are getting more common so the price is coming down. I personally sell my Cream Legbar pullets at a week old for $10 ea. I've seen them priced higher and lower too.
     
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  6. MIDHUMARTIN

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    White leghorn is the best layer among chickens.Their eggs are big and white.They don't go broody and eat less than bigger breeds.

    Second I think is Rhode Island red.
     
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  7. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on where you get them. Green Fire, in my very humble opinion, have the nicest quality of Cream Legbars but they are expensive. Really beautiful chickens. I have always received great quality from Greenfire Farms. I think other hatcheries have them but they don't always look as beautiful. Depends on what you want. I love they are auto sexing so you know what you have when they hatch.. I loved my cream legbars. Someday I plan on getting more of them.like when my daughter graduates from Sewanee and I can afford to pay more.
    Caroline
     

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