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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ingv8700, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. ingv8700

    ingv8700 In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2008
    Pequot Lakes, MN
    I have red stars and buff orpingtons (spelling) and Polish not sure the type it is.

    so here is my question.

    We are looking for some really good easter egg laying chickens that are heartey. because we have 18 hens and 2 roosters and we need more to keep up with the demand on the eggs.

    Please help!

  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
  3. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I loved my red stars... Great layers. They say hamburgs are everyday layers. Smaller eggs but they say they are good layers. I think any hen is good layer if you feed them properly. I always say happy hens make eggs! I have a variety of breeds and they all lay a egg a day or every other day. I love my chickens and they love me back. But now I think I have a broody and I have to hear about me taking the eggs. Well...I would let her lay but I don't have a roo. Crazy girl. [​IMG]
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    If you really want tinted eggs, big eggs and lots of them, I have a few Easter Eggers from Ideal Poultry (They call them Ameracaunas). They are laying machines.

    I also have Ameracauna's (the real deal). Their eggs are not as large.

    White Eggs - Lehorns all they way.
    Brown Eggs - Sexlinks ( you have them already).
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2009
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Most hatcheries sell EEs, which are hardy cross breed tinted egg layers. They will lay brown, green and blue eggs in most cases. You can't go wrong with them, they are great layers.
  6. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    My EE are good layers but they are mixed MO. chicks. [​IMG] I'm and Iowegian so it's a good joke. They lay great.
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    It depends were you getting them from:

    a breeder will tell you about their stock

    hatcheries I know
    Meyers & Ideal rate their best egg layers in there catalogs
    Crackle & Welp have their better layers in layinf breeds

    depends were you are too Meyershatchery.com has starters pretty good price if you pick up

    hope I helped

  8. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    We have 2 EE and one is laying 5 out of 7 days very pretty light pastel blue eggs. The other has started yet but we're hoping she has the same rate.
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    My EEs from Ideal are very good summer layers, and laid well their first winter. Their second winter was during a full molt, and they haven't started laying again. I think that most hatchery EEs are cross bred for productivity, so you'll get a good supply of tinted eggs.
  10. ingv8700

    ingv8700 In the Brooder

    Oct 18, 2008
    Pequot Lakes, MN
    Thanks for the help. I have another question what are EE's. What type are they??

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