What type of chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by dcampbell54, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. dcampbell54

    dcampbell54 Out Of The Brooder

    I have 9 white leghorns chickens. I want to add to my flock by getting another good egg producer, but would also like to get something that would be a good setter leghorns are not.
    Thanks Donna:)
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Silkies are the best setters but not the best layers. How about some EEs and one silkie?
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    ide say an australorp
     
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried leaving eggs in the nest to make the leghorn hen set? For laying i would get Isa Browns.
     
  5. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Even with leaving eggs in nests, Mediterranean breeds are not known for their broody abilities. Leghorns especially are bred to go long periods of laying before their "clutch" is laid. This extension of laying has generally stopped the broody cycles in production Leghorn hens.

    That being said...I have a Minorca that sets religiously on May 5 every year.
     

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