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Which breeds lay the most eggs weekly?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by janeimmel, May 6, 2017.

  1. janeimmel

    janeimmel New Egg

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    Which breeds lay the most eggs weekly? [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Commercially bred layers are the best egg producers, probably followed close behind by White Leghorns. Check out the breeds section for further information.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The high production birds tend to burn out by about 2 yrs. of age and have reproductive issues that shorten their life.No bird will lay 365 eggs a year, they go through molt and don't

    lay, in cold, dreary days they generally slow down also. They are not machines, the stresses of life can also throw them off track.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    @CTKen and @drumstick diva both have given you great advice!
     
  5. janeimmel

    janeimmel New Egg

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    Thanks so much :)
     
  6. janeimmel

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    Thanks!
     
  7. Rooster one

    Rooster one Out Of The Brooder

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    Leghorns are the ones I have found to lay the best.
     
  8. janeimmel

    janeimmel New Egg

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    Thanks for the info! do you know any other good laying chickens or is that it? and if i were to get around 4 chickens, should they all be the same breed?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The most you can ever expect from any hen is about an egg a day. Leghorns are known for their lower feed to egg production ratio, meaning they don't need to eat quite as much as larger breeds. Larger breeds, like Production Reds, sexlinks, Barred Rocks, and Wyandottes can be just as productive in terms of number of eggs a week, but they will need to consume more feed.
     
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  10. janeimmel

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    Wow! Thanks so much! Do you happen to know if i get 4 chickens, can they be different breeds?
     

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