What brooder chicken will lay brown eggs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ttbkremer, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. ttbkremer

    ttbkremer Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of brooder chicken will lay brown eggs?

    Thanks
    We are new to the brooder chicken thing [​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most breeds will get broodie if the eggs are kept in the nest.
     
  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broodiness is a hormonal phase. It occurs whether or not there are eggs or golf balls in the nest. But, some breeds have had the broodiness pretty much bred out of them so that they will stay in production. So, for example, production reds lay brown eggs, but they seldom go broody. Buff Orpingtons, on the other hand, lay brown eggs and often go broody. See the chicken chart gritsar posted for more info.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Gritsar,
    that chart helped me too.
     

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