Whats the best chicken for eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lovemychicks2much, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. lovemychicks2much

    lovemychicks2much Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone i was wondering what is the best chicken to get for eggs to eat my little one can est 3 eggs a day and that can get quit costly by the time you add a weeks supply of just eating and not to mention cooking as well so i need som chics that can help out

    I would like to have white eggs due to the fact i have heard brown eggs are richer and i dont know if my kids would eat them
     
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  2. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Naked Neck hens and they have layed 2 eggs everyday since they have started laying. They even layed in the Winter! [​IMG]
     
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  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    It would help if you clarified just whether you wanted white or brown eggs.

    For white Leghorns would probably be your best choice...

    For brown there is some controversy....

    I believe that red and black sex links are the best, but some people like Rocks, Orpingtons, Australorps, RIR's, and MANY more....
    It is more on your opinion. Do you want heritage breeds or does it matter?
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Do you mean that they layed two eggs a day EACH?? totalling 4 eggs?
     
  5. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you mean that they layed two eggs a day EACH?? totalling 4 eggs?

    They each lay one egg everyday, so totaling 2 eggs everyday from the two of them. [​IMG]
     
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  6. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Do you mean that they layed two eggs a day EACH?? totalling 4 eggs?

    Yep! One in the morning and one in the evening! [​IMG]

    Are you sure someone isnt slipping eggs into your nest? I think it takes 23 hours for a hen to produce an egg.....
    If this is true I would say put a HUGE price tag on those hens!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Some of the best layers we had were Cinnamon Queens. These hens laid us an egg 360 days out of a year.
     
  8. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say: my little frazzle mix breed. This is the tiniest little thing you ever saw. She lays a regular size egg every day without fail. She is an egglaying machine. Her crop gets as big as a small apple and extends past her shoulder, actually close to the size of a tennis ball. I don't think she weighs a pound. She looks terrible. She's loosing feathers and looks more like a turken with her naked neck, head and shoulders.
    She eats and lays eggs. Funny little thing. And I was told to cull her [​IMG]
     
  9. sessions728

    sessions728 New Egg

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    If you want white eggs go with the brown leghorn. I have a couple, and their eggs are perfect!
     
  10. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Plymouth Rocks... I am partial to White ones
     

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