Which chicks to choose

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by preacherman2, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. preacherman2

    preacherman2 Out Of The Brooder

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    going to get two more chicks thursday which ones are better egg layers sussex or production
     
  2. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not thrilled with my SS for laying. The eggs are barely a med. in size and tend to have lots of bumps on them. These are Ideal hatchery birds for what that's worth. My BSL, the lay larger eggs, more eggs, they are also prettier eggs. IMO

    1 of my susses did try to go broody last year, I kept taking the eggs so I don't know if she would have been successful or not.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you mean a hatchery Rhode Island Red when you say Production? If so then yes! Those and any of the sex links will be excellent layers.
     
  4. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well a production bird is just for laying eggs, and thusly would be better at it...
     
  5. CedarRidgeFarm

    CedarRidgeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The Black Australorp holds the record for egg laying.
     
  6. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree! [​IMG]
     

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