What would be the best breed of chicken for me?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HarryChalmers, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. HarryChalmers

    HarryChalmers Hatching

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    I just won't some chooks that will each lay about one egg a day, any suggestions
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

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    [​IMG] From my personal experience, Rhode Island Reds, Australorps, and Black Sex Links are very productive. My Rhode Island Reds can get somewhat aggressive from time to time, my Australorp is very friendly, and my Black Sex Link minds her own business.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! If you don't care about temperament and you just want some very productive hens; get some Leghorns.
     
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    Black Australorps are good!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X3 on commercial White Leghorns are probably the best white egg layers, and red sex links (different hatcheries call them different things, Red Stars, Golden Comets, ISA Browns etc) are the best brown egg layers if you are going for straight egg production. Australorps, RIR/production reds, Plymouth Rocks are a couple other ones that are good layers.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Leghorns for white eggs, sex links for massive relatively short term brown eggs, and the others mentioned by Kelsie for slightly less annual production but longer longevity. Oh yeah, welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
  8. For eggs: Purebred - Leghorns.
    Mixed - Leghorn X's, Isa Brown, Sex-Links.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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