What hatchery has THE BEST BROWN EGG LAYERS???????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Taylor, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    egg production is very important for me, I need to order somemore this year, but do not where to order from, I would like to have heritage breeds that lay very well. any suggestions, any experiences?
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    I've only ordered once through mail, it was this past year and it was from Cackle. And I gotta say I'm really happy with them I have Orpingtons, Barred Rocks White Rocks, Production Reds, New Hampshires, and Golden Comets.
    They all lay exmelly well even tho its really cold, they have not slowed down their laying at all, I have 10 and get 9 to 10 eggs everyday.
    The production reds take a day off every 2 and half to 3 weeks, the golden comets take a day off evry once a month, the rest about a day off every 2 weeks, the one I'm really impressed with is the orpington she hasn't taken a day off since she started laying about 2 months ago.
  3. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2010
    Tioga County Pa
    All mine from mcmurray hatchery lay great all year round.
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    All of the major hatcheries have a line of souped up, high wire, genetically geared for laying Red Sex Links. The parent stock typically comes from the major poultry genetics breeding corporations. Hy-Line, Warren, etc.

    Townline has Isa-Browns that will give you what you want. An egg a day.
    These birds need to be cycled in and out every 16-18 months to maintain this level of production.
  5. purelypoultry

    purelypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    Fremont, Wisconsin
    Purely Poultry has really great Brown Egg Layers for sale. We have customers telling me how their hens are laying so many eggs all the time.
  6. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    SW Iowa
    Hoovers hatchery in Iowa. GREAT prices!
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    So as you can see, asking this question is like asking what's a good brown egg layer for me? You get all sorts of results because they're all about the same. Sex Links in general are the best layers though.

    If you want a heritage breed from a hatchery, forget about it. Heritage means a dual purpose breed accepted before 1950 and bred to the standard. You're looking for production layers, not heritage breeds. Granted you will still get breeds accepted before 1950, just about everyone with a chicken has those, but they're not heritage type. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  8. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    Townline ISA browns are the best I've ever had.
  9. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    I ordered RIR's from McMurray Hatchery. The hens started laying just before 5 months. I get eggs everyday. They are awesome.

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