What Egg Laying Breed do you Love the Best and Why?

TamTurkey

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Oct 17, 2012
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I am a meat poultry raiser and have decided to get 2-5 layers for eggs. They will be for my family's own consumption although I am sure I will have friends to give the excess to. I want to know from everyone here what breed you like and why. Do they lay sooner, lay better. Easy to maintain? Less noisy? If you like them because they are pretty that's a good reason too
 

Happy Chooks

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If you are looking for eggs laying capacity, it's hard to beat the hybrids. (black sex links, gold sex links) They are crosses designed for egg laying productivity.

I personally love my Barred Rocks. Beautiful birds and great layers of jumbo sized eggs.
 

TamTurkey

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
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Texas
WE GO THROUGH A DOZEN A WEEK SO NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL ON PRODUCTION. i LIVE IN A SUBDIVISION SO I CAN'T HAVE A NOISY ONE
 

TamTurkey

Chirping
7 Years
Oct 17, 2012
252
5
98
Texas
When I was a kid we had Araucana chickens. I don't remember much about them except they were pretty and laid Easter eggs. We had a lot of them so we had to get the eggs every day before they started becoming chicks (it never failed when it was my siblings week we'd always end up with at least one that it was too late! Grrrr!
 

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