Which breeds are less likely to develop internal laying, egg-binding?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Carrie Lynn, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Are there breeds which lay fairly well, are friendly and not pre-disposed to these conditions?
    I can have one more hen, for a total of 4 city chickens. So, I have to choose wisely.
    Thanks in advance,
    Carrie Lynn
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Flock Master

    I don't think that trait is breed specific...at least I've never heard of it. I've only had one internal layer in all the years I've kept chickens and she was an ancient Leghorn. Due to her age, she had sporadic ovulation with HUGE double-yolk eggs. I think age and birds being too fat can lead to abnormal ovulation/egg laying issues but not necessarily the breed.

    The only other breed that I had that laid sporadically and were hogs at the feed trough were Buff Orps...I think if I hadn't culled them they might have started having internal laying issues. When I processed they had huge fat deposits near their vents and intestines.
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010

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