What's the most docile white egg layer?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shelleyb1969, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I am wanting to add some white egg layers to my layer flock. I have one young Danish Brown Leghorn pullet that I really like, but she was the calmest of the 2 I bought. As far as flighty, she's not bad at all. I have been drooling [​IMG] over Blue Andalusians and Spitzhaubens, but have read mixed reviews about their temperament. I really wish I could find a good designer/mutt chicken that lays white eggs.

    Please give me your thoughts and opinions regarding your favorite white egg layers. And let me know if you have hatching eggs available.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  2. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My two Polish are very docile and the rooster is really sweet, but the hen is not a prolific egg layer by any means. Can't beat the temperament, though.
     
  3. Robdoc

    Robdoc Out Of The Brooder

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    We've got three blue Andalusians. One is sweet and amazingly social -- my very favorite among our flock of 26.

    The other two are perfectly pleasant hens, though not deeply bonded with us.

    All three are quite handsome, loud talkers, and they have large combs, which might be problematic for cold climates (though they did just fine this winter in Minnesota). Oh, and they are excellent fliers. They just fly out of our straw yards, which have 6' fences.

    Eggs we get from them (at 1 year old) are medium to medium large.

    We also have a couple of rose comb brown leghorns, which lay white eggs. They are more flighty and less social than the Andalusians, and their eggs are quite narrow (as are they). To me, that looks slightly funny in the egg carton if you are selling eggs.
     
  4. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, our leghorns aren't docile, but they aren't aggressive either. Pushy and bossy (we call them the Thugs) but they've never been mean (to us people, anyway).

    But you can't beat them for laying. We have 3 and we get 3 eggs from them almost every day, and almost all the eggs are EL.
     

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