Which white egg layer is best

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by backwoodschick, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. backwoodschick

    backwoodschick Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to add white egg layers to my chicken coop, which is best to add to my New Hampshire Reds? Also what kinda of Rooster would be best for both breeds?
     
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Leghorns are good white egg layers
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    They have been known for many a year to be the best....I second that opinion, White Leghorns it is.
     
  4. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X3
     
  5. rachelmurphy

    rachelmurphy New Egg

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    I have 9 hens in my little flock, and my 2 white leghorns are definitely my best layers. They lay every day, and a couple of times have layed 2 a day. They are really sweet too. Mine will come up and jump right in my lap.
     
  6. backwoodschick

    backwoodschick Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh wow thanks, ok leghorns it is, now what breed rooster should I use and will it matter 1 breed rooster for both breeds and how will it effect what I get? Sorry for odd questions just new at this.
     
  7. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X3

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  8. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Use a NH Red rooster and create your own sex links with the white leghorns. All the daughters will be red as chicks and the sons will be yellow. That way no gender guessing! [​IMG]
     
  9. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:it will not work that way....

    Why? White Leghorns are based on Er, and Carry Dominant white, so ALL chicks will be White despite of gender...
     
  10. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion go with minorcas, I am really happy with them!
     

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