What would u recommend as the best White Egg Layer Breed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Iamaqte, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone! I am looking at getting some more laying hens. Looking for some suggestions as to what is the best white egg layer breed. I want birds that lay lots of eggs year round. What do u suggest?
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    pearl-white leghorns
     
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I think Leghorns are considered to be tops for white egg laying.

    I am afraid of the combs being a frost bite issue so have avoided that breed.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Gets my vote too.
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Leghorns are the best but if you want a little color variety then I would suggest getting a couple Ancona's and Blue Andalusians.I have a couple and their eggs are as large as the leghorns and so far have been keeping up with them.
     
  6. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go on the Ideal Poultry website, click on standard breed, then click on white egg layers, you can get a picture of those hens and their history. I just bought some Danish Brown Leghorns. I'm from Texas, so it doesn't get that cold down here. Check out their other hens and maybe there's some good for cold climates. Good Luck.
     
  7. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    We have white leg horns up here in Alaska without any problems. They are our best layers!
    Just keep an eye on them when the temps dip below freezing.
     
  8. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I agree leghorns are best. If you put vaseline on comb in real cold weather it will help with frostbite issue.
     

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