What is the smallest standard egg chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by secuono, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Like the Q states, I want to find a chicken that is for egg laying and the standard size, just the smallest of them. If that makes sense.


    Ok, have to add this since I forgot about it, opps.

    They need to be no where near flighty and fairly docile.

    Being an interesting color/pattern is a plus, lol.
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Leghorns are pretty small, and they lay lots of eggs.
     
  3. chickenboy21

    chickenboy21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah leghorn are lean and prduce many eggs thats probably your best choice
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    My production reds weigh 4 to 5 pounds and lay extra large eggs all year round.
     
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  5. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorns are definitely flighty, they do lay like crazy though. My suggestion would be EEs (Easter Egger), all of mine are on the small side, lay pretty regularly, are very friendly even with being on the low end of the pecking order, and are very colorful (feathers and eggs).
     
  6. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Thanks you guys!
     

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